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  1. Event Conference Call: A More Just, Peaceful Budget 

    July 25, 2017 Conference Call

    Join lobbyists Amelia Kegan and Anthony Wier to learn about what is happening on the budget debate here in Washington, DC. Find out where things stand in the House and Senate, what the timeline for action is, and most importantly, what you can do to take action for a more just budget.

  2. Background It's Not Over Until It's Over 

    We are closer now than ever to a major win on health care, thanks in large part to the strong advocacy of people like you. But with a procedural vote on Tuesday and a possible floor debate coming up, every minute counts for protecting access to quality, affordable health care.

  3. Off a Cliff: Consequences of Repeal and Delay 

    The Senate's "repeal and delay" health care plan pushes 32 million people off a health care coverage cliff over 10 years.

  4. Statement FCNL Denounces Removal of Rep. Barbara Lee's Bipartisan Amendment to Repeal 2001 AUMF 

    Weeks after the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Speaker Paul Ryan stripped the amendment from the FY2018 Defense Appropriations Bill just before midnight on July 18th.

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Advocacy Resource Step Seven: Go Lobby! 

It's almost time to lobby! Before you head to the office, make sure that you don't forget the following things:

Action Alert We Have to Keep Going 

The Senate just passed the motion to proceed to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid.

Event The Success of the Iran Nuclear Deal & Preventing War with Iran 

August 9, 2017 in Rogue Valley, OR

Join FCNL's Kate Gould for a conversation on the Iran nuclear deal, two years after the deal was reached.

Action Alert VOTE TODAY: Call now to stop the health care bill 

The Senate is voting TODAY on moving forward to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars.

Action Alert Vote This Week on More Money for War 

This week, the House will start debate on nearly $900 billion for war, nuclear weapons, and a border wall. Make no mistake, this funding bill marches arm in arm toward the same vision as the House and Senate “health care” proposals: together they lift up bombs and billionaires over health and humanity.

Event Yasmine Taeb to Speak on Netroots Panel with Rep. Grijalva and Rep. Schakowsky 

Alongside Representatives Raul Grijalva and Jan Schakowsky, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb will discuss grassroots mobilization and movement-building on a panel at the Netroots Nation Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 11th.

Letter More Than 200 Faith Leaders and Organizations Call for Values-Driven Immigration and Refugee Budget 

To bring U.S. immigration policy in line with our values of welcome and assistance to those in need, FCNL joined a letter urging members of Congress to fully fund refugee protection and oppose funding for the creation of a mass deportation force.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of the Dream Act 

Administration, Congress Must Affirm Dreamer Protection and Expeditiously Pass the Dream Act of 2017

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) applauds the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, introduced today by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) joined by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY). This legislation outlines a path for Dreamers to become full and flourishing citizens of the country in which they grew up.

Statement DHS Funding Bill Funnels Billions into Deportation Machinery at Expense of U.S. Communities’ Security 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) urges members of Congress to reject the House of Representatives’ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill upon full chamber consideration.

Letter 35 Organizations Support Amendment to Block Transfer of Refugee Office from DOS to DHS 

As the Trump administration considers dissolving the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the Department of State and transferring some of its responsibilities to the Department of Homeland Security, FCNL and more than thirty other organizations have signed a letter urging representatives to block this executive action.

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