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  1. Update This Is What Democracy Looks Like 

    Last Saturday, along with millions of women and men, I participated in the Women’s March and heard the familiar refrain: THIS is what democracy looks like.

  2. Action Alert Government Shutdown: Congress Must Act 

    Congress has failed to come together on crucial legislative priorities. Now, the government is shut down, and Congress must act.

  3. Update What We're Reading on North Korea 

    The constant stream of news about North Korea can overwhelm. These articles offer important context and perspectives on the current crisis. They explore the consequences for choosing war and the opportunities for diplomacy.

  4. Statement Congress Fails to Pass the Dream Act by the Holidays 

    After Congress voted to fund the government and adjourn for the remainder of 2017 without passing the Dream Act -- or similar legislation -- FCNL’s lobbyist on immigration, Hannah Graf Evans, made the following statement.

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Event What's Ahead in 2018 for Congress 

Conference Call: January 23, 8 p.m. Eastern

The government is shut down. What does that mean for efforts to protect immigrants, help the most vulnerable people in our country, and advance peace and justice this year? Join a conference call this Tuesday to find out.

Event Bombs, the blockade, and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen 

February 22, 4:30-6:00 PM

The UN describes Yemen as having one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today.

Update Dreamer Protection: State of Play and How You Can Engage 

There has been a flurry of activity over the past few weeks as members of Congress are faced with a narrowing window of time to address the fate of undocumented youth. A critical juncture is today, January 19, when two-thirds of Congress must sign off on a bill to keep the government funded through midnight.

Event FCNL’s Yasmine Taeb to Speak at Poligon’s First Anniversary Bash 

On January 26, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb will speak at the first anniversary celebration of the Poligon Education Fund.

Event Workshop: What Canst Thou Say? 

February 23-25, 2018 in Ben Lomond, CA

Join Diane Randall at the Ben Lomond Quaker Center for “What Canst Thou Say?” a workshop on Finding Our Quaker Voice.

Letter Faith Leaders Urge Immediate Action on Top Priorities 

Faith leaders from various traditions sent a letter to Congress on January 18 urging immediate action on must-pass priorities for our nation.

Event Training: Fostering Diverse Voices for Climate Action 

February 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA

The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Friends Committee on National Legislation invite you to an in-person training on how to be a climate change advocate in your community.

Action Alert Congress Must Protect Dreamers Now 

Since the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September, Capitol Hill has seen a flurry of activity.

Event Checking an Unchecked President: How Tennessee Can Help Prevent War with North Korea 

January 28, 2018 in Memphis, TN

Congress must act now to take control of the dangerous situation in North Korea before it escalates further.

Action Alert Protect the Iran deal from sabotage 

President Trump announced Friday that he will waive the sanctions required by the Iran nuclear agreement.

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