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  1. Update Administration Moves to Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women - Congress Must Act 

    FCNL Welcomes President Donald Trump’s decision to establish a federal task force to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. However, the taskforce alone is not enough.

  2. Background Endless Wars, Endless Environmental Harm 

    The U.S. military, concerned about impacts on active and current operations, has begun actively preparing their own solutions to address the climate crisis.

  3. Event Building Bridges, Building a Movement: Loving Thy Neighbor in 2020 

    Dec. 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. EST | Quaker Welcome Center

    Love is hard, but Scripture is clear. We are called to love our neighbors - all our neighbors - without exception.

  4. Support FCNL Giving Tuesday Challenge: I Hope You'll Join Me 

    This Giving Tuesday, please join me—a sustainer and 2017-18 Advocacy Corps alumnus—in becoming a monthly donor. I'm supporting the FCNL Education Fund today, because its training and research directly benefits advocates like you and me.

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Update Food Stamp Changes Punish People Struggling to Find Work 

With one rule change this week, the Trump administration put hundreds of thousands of people at risk of hunger.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Hails House Passage of Voting Rights Advancement Act 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation praised today’s passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 4) in the House of Representatives. The bill will restore the protections of 1965’s Voting Rights Act by developing a process to determine which states must seek prior clearance for election law changes with the Justice Department.

Update Quaker Decision-Making as Spiritual Practice 

How learning how to clerk helped center my spirit this Advent

Prior to Advent, I spent a November weekend at Pendle Hill, the Quaker retreat center outside of Philadelphia. I wanted to learn about the Quaker decision-making and clerking process—not only to understand it better, but also to see what I could incorporate into my job at FCNL.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

December 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

FCNL in the News My story is not unique. But it should be 

When I was 14, I lost a close friend to a gun. Shortly after that, in her own home, my mother was held at gunpoint. Just two years ago, my home — Nevada — was devastated when 58 innocent people were killed and another 413 injured while attending an outdoor music festival. What is perhaps most striking and sad about my story is how it is anything but unique.

Background FCNL Joins Interfaith Coalition in Drafting Carbon Pricing Principles 

FCNL joined 20 faith-based organizations in drafting and endorsing a set of principles on carbon pricing. We believe that these principles can help guide policymakers as they work to advance climate legislation.

Update The U.S. Must Assume Responsibility for Climate Displacement 

Twenty-four million people are displaced on average each year due to severe weather events. As the climate crisis worsens, and the frequency and intensity of severe weather events increases, this figure is set to grow even larger.

Event Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2020 

November 12-15, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Join FCNL November 12-15, 2020 for Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Letter FCNL Endorses the Remove the Stain Act 

FCNL wrote a letter to Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Jeff Merkley (OR) on Nov. 21 thanking them for their introduction of the Remove the Stain Act. The bill, first introduced in the House in June, would revoke the Medal of Honor from soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, in which hundreds of Lakota people were murdered on the Pine Ridge Reservation. FCNL is proud to endorse this legislation.

Support FCNL Ready to pay it forward? 

For Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, FCNL is challenging our network to recruit 50 new monthly donors (sustainers) in support of the FCNL Education Fund. As a fellow activist, I hope you’ll participate!

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