This week, Congress has an opportunity to make what should be an easy vote to reduce child poverty, to bolster health care, and education.
On this International Day of Peace, I hope you will join me to speak out for peace, for ending violence and harm to communities and people who have been harmed, that you will act with FCNL in our collective work to build a more peaceful, equitable, and sustainable world.
If anything, the last 20 years has taught us that endless wars are harming people and the planet as well as the generations that come after us. Today, it is our fervent hope that endless war will be no more.
We call for the U.S. government to immediately welcome Afghans who are fleeing the country. We also call on our government acknowledge the harm it has caused, and use any remaining diplomatic leverage it may have to support multilateral violence-reduction efforts.
For 20 years, it has been abundantly clear that there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
The recent surge in violent attacks against members of the Jewish community is a shameful reminder that centuries of antisemitism continue to poison our nation and our world.
FCNL urges the Biden administration and members of Congress to use their influence to help bring a swift conclusion to the latest round of violence, ensure that Palestinian rights and dignity are protected, and negotiate a peaceful and permanent end to the conflict in Israel/Palestine.
The American Families Plan is the long-awaited promise to the country that we have been working for many years.
The guilty verdict rendered by the jury in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd in all three counts is a step forward for racial justice. The trial exposed the world again to the public killing of a Black man by a white police officer, a scene we see again and again across the United States.
Ending the U.S. war in Afghanistan and promoting multilateral diplomacy is an important step toward a more peaceful world. President Biden knows this, and we commend his leadership.
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