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  1. Update Senate Re-Introduces Sentencing Reform 

    Senate sponsors, led by Senators Grassley (IA) and Durbin (IL), have re-introduced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA).

  2. Statement FCNL Welcomes Hawaii Federal Judge Decision to Block Muslim Ban 3.0 

    FCNL welcomes a Hawaii federal judge's decision to block implementation of President Trump’s travel ban that primarily affects Muslim-majority countries.

  3. Statement Time for Bipartisan Action to Protect Our Care 

    The Friends Committee on National Legislation strongly condemns President Trump’s recent executive order to halt federal cost-sharing reduction payments and calls on Congress to pass the bipartisan Alexander-Murray deal.

  4. Press Release Trump's Refusal to Certify Iran Deal Sets Path for War 

    FCNL condemns the Trump administration’s decertification on the Iran deal and the Cotton-Corker legislation that risks sabotaging this historic agreement. The Quaker lobby, which has been a leading voice advocating for diplomacy with Iran in Washington, calls on Congress to reject Trump’s dangerous bid to extort our negotiating partners to submit to ultimatums on the deal which risk its collapse and putting the United States on a path towards full-fledged war with Iran.

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Quaker Outreach Program Assistant Spotlight 

Meet Michelle Beers, 2017-2018 Quaker Outreach Young Fellow!

Letter 47 Organizations Call for Closing Loophole in Section 702 Surveillance Law 

On October 13, 2017, forty-seven organizations, including FCNL, sent a letter to Representatives Goodlatte (VA) and Conyers (MI) calling for stronger reforms to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

FCNL in the News Joint statement: Grassroots groups respond to Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal 

Joint statement by Beyond the Bomb, CREDO, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn.org Civic Action, NIAC Action, Peace Action, VoteVets, Win Without War, and Women’s Action for New Directions on Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement.

Update The Clean Power Plan Repeal 

What We Lost, and What Comes Next

On October 10th, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. FCNL has denounced this decision for the harm it will cause the Earth and humanity. Since its inception, the plan has been surrounded by legal and political complexity. To better understand how the Clean Power Plan came to be, and what will happen since Pruitt's announcement, here's a bit of background on the Clean Power Plan.

Action Alert Breaking: Trump Opens Door for Congress to Sabotage Iran deal  

Today, President Trump set us on a path toward war with Iran. By refusing to certify the Iran deal, he walked away from the diplomatic option with Iran.

Update A Quaker Voice on Why to Attend Annual Meeting and QPPI 

Pam is coming to Washington, DC this November 2nd to lobby her members of Congress. Here’s why she is making the trip to FCNL’s Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute:

FCNL in the News Trump Is Trying to Hoodwink Us into War with Iran 

We’ve seen this movie before, complete with trumped-up charges of WMD. Americans must speak out now to head off another disastrous military adventure.

Update Conference Call: What's Happening with the Budget, with Anthony Wier and Amelia Kegan 

October 11, 8 p.m. Eastern

This November, Congress will be making some of the most important, and potentially most dangerous, decisions about budget priorities that we have seen in decades. How can we convince members of Congress to reject more money for war and cuts to security at home?

Update Passing the Dream Act: What You Can Do 

We have a very short window in which we need to get Congress to act and pass legislation that protects young immigrants who grew up in the United States from deportation and allows them to study, work, and live in the country they consider home.

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