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  1. Update On Earth Day, Speak Out for Global Action on Climate Change 

    Every Earth Day, we are reminded that all life on this planet is interconnected. We remember that the natural world is sacred and that we have a lot of work left to do to protect our ecosystems and atmosphere.

  2. Action Alert The House Farm Bill Could Leave Millions Hungry 

    The farm bill passed by the House Agriculture Committee could force a million people off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). SNAP helps more than 40 million people put food on the table and prevent hunger.

  3. Statement FCNL Opposes New Blank Check for War 

    New Law Would Expand Presidential War Powers Without End Date

    A bipartisan group of senators led by Senators Bob Corker (TN) and Tim Kaine (VA) introduced a bill in mid-April that would expand presidential war powers and allow the president to add new targeted groups and new geographic areas of operations. FCNL opposes the Authorization for Use of Military Force 2018 (AUMF 2018) which sets our country further down the path of endless and global war.

  4. Background FCNL: Congress Needs to Stop the President's Unlawful Escalation in Syria 

    President Trump’s unlawful attack on Syria will not stop the death and destruction that has ravaged the country and risks an even more catastrophic widening of the war. Congress needs to immediately vote to stop further escalation of the U.S. war in Syria and insist that the Trump administration commit to a crisis-ending political settlement, which no barrage of Tomahawk missiles can secure.

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Inside the Greenhouse 

Earth Day

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories of your work around the country. In addition to FCNL’s staff lobbyists, this year our Advocacy Corps -- 20 young people nationwide -- are working with us for congressional action on climate change.

Background North Korea: Diplomatic Openings and Giving Credit to Donald Trump 

With North Korea’s nuclear program, there is no standing still: either things are getting better, or they will get worse. At a time when South Korean President Moon Jae-in has carved out new openings for diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula, President Trump deserves credit for taking a risk for peace by agreeing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Now, Congress needs to get off the sidelines and engage.

Event Quaker Fundraising in Uncertain Times 

September 30 - October 2 in Philadelphia, PA

FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall will serve as the keynote speaker at the biennial Quaker Fundraisers Gathering.

Work with FCNL Staff Assistant for Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending 

Full-time temporary: May 1 through August 24

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Quaker lobby in Washington, DC, seeks a Staff Assistant to work with our Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending Program. This is a full-time, short-term position, to fill a gap from May 1 to August 24 before we bring on new staff. This person will be responsible for assisting our lead lobbyist in all aspects of his work, completing required reporting and providing feedback to our grassroots advocates around the country, helping compile and maintain FCNL’s Nuclear Calendar, assisting in the transition of the Nuclear Calendar to a new web platform. and drafting items for the website, emails, and other communications for the program.

Work with FCNL Staff Assistant for Young Adult Programs 

Full-time Temporary: May 1 through August 24

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Quaker lobby in Washington, DC, seeks a Staff Assistant to work with our Young Adult Program. This is a full-time, short-term position, to fill a gap from May 1 to August 24 before we bring on new staff. This person will be responsible for assisting our Young Adult Program Manager in all aspects of her work.

Event Conference Call: Mobilize Your Community for Peace 

Monday, April 30 at 8pm

It’s been another overwhelming week of news. President Trump launched an unauthorized attack on Syria without congressional consent. Senators from both parties introduced a war authorization bill that would expand the president’s war powers further than ever.

Press Release Faith Leaders Share Quotes Opposing Dangerous Changes to SNAP 

On April 18, 2018, FCNL joined a multi-faith effort to speak out against the harmful changes to SNAP and the farm bill.

Birmingham Friends Meeting on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons 

Minute passed by Birmingham Friends Meeting (PA) on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Work with FCNL National Field Organizer 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation seeks an experienced organizer and advocate to direct, inspire, and manage our fast growing network of grassroots advocates building deep relationships with members of Congress and their staff. Today, FCNL’s dynamic network of nearly 100 Advocacy Teams includes some 1,500 people in nearly 40 states who regularly meet with members of Congress and their staff, and publish letters to the editor and op-eds. These teams are also thought leaders for FCNL as we develop and workshop new tools and approaches to citizen engagement with Congress.

FCNL in the News Congress Can Act to Prevent Genocide and Atrocities 

With the recent escalation of the war in Syria, it is clear that Congress needs to demonstrate their leadership and pass the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R.3030; S.1158).

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