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  1. Update What We're Reading on Yemen 

    Lawmakers and advocates call to stop US arms sales to end devastating Yemen war

    On the eve on President Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, voices opposed to US complicity in the Saudi war in Yemen are multiplying. Sens. Todd Young and Chris Murphy spoke out on the Senate floor, Rep. Pocan spoke up in the pages of the Washington Post, and numerous experts published articles opposing the Saudi arms deals.

  2. Statement Voter Suppression, Not Voter Fraud, Threatens Election Integrity 

    The President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has a troubling potential to suppress the vote through unnecessary and potentially onerous restrictions.

  3. Statement FCNL Opposes New "SAFE" Act 

    The House Judiciary Committee is marking up a newly revised version of a 2013 bill that would expand detention and immigration enforcement, undermining community safety and protections for vulnerable communities. Even with revisions, FCNL's concerns remain the same.

  4. Action Alert Will Your Senator Speak Out to Prevent Atrocities and Genocide? 

    The newly-introduced Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act will expand the U.S. government’s ability to stop violent conflict before it starts.

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Background The President's Budget Creates a More Dangerous World 

A First Look

In order to increase Pentagon spending and fund massive tax cuts for the wealthiest people in our country, the budget that President Trump proposes for fiscal year 2018 decimates programs that prevent violence, ensure clean air and water, and protect the health and well-being of millions.

Action Alert Tell Congress: Reject this Unconscionable Budget 

President Trump’s budget presents a clear – and alarming – vision of our country’s future. Congress should reject this proposal to fund billions in new spending for war and tax cuts at the expense of the lives and well-being of families and communities.

Event Earlham School of Religion Leadership Conference 

August 11-13, 2017 in Richmond, IN

The compelling urge to create new venues for service and ministry rises from deep within. FCNL's Diane Randall will give a keynote address at the conference.

Statement FCNL Opposes Two Enforcement-Only Immigration Bills 

The House Judiciary Committee is marking up two bills (H.R. 2406 and H.R. 2407) that would expand immigration enforcement without offering necessary accompanying policy reforms to the U.S. immigration system.

Background Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act: According to the Experts 

This J Street resource on Iran sanctions bill S. 722 cites diplomacy and national security experts who oppose the most dangerous provisions of the bill. Experts explain why they oppose the broad and mandatory sanctions (Section 4), the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization (Section 5), and interference with Iran deal transition day obligations (Section 8).

Update Your Senators Can Help Protect the Iran Deal 

After two big victories for diplomacy, the Iran deal is still under threat from sanctions legislation. Show your senators the strength of the pro-diplomacy constituency by taking action today.

FCNL in the News What's the real value of U.S. foreign aid? 

"According to the Friends Committee on National Legislation, prioritizing development would be 60 times less expensive than military intervention and the subsequent assistance required for helping nations rebuild in the aftermath."

Background Trump may be helping to create a famine in Yemen. Congress could stop him. 

Representative Mark Pocan writes that U.S. arms sales to and military collaboration with Saudi Arabia are giving Saudi Arabia the green light to continue bombing and starving the Yemeni people. Rep. Pocan assures that "members of Congress will act swiftly, using every tool at our disposal — from blocking weapons shipments to forcing a debate and vote on U.S. military involvement in Yemen — to end this incomprehensible tragedy."

Background Support the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 


Preventing genocide and mass atrocities advances U.S. national security interests, saves taxpayer dollars, and saves lives. As Syria demonstrates, the outbreak of atrocities leads to significant consequences, feeding into the possibility for repeated cycles of violence. The outbreak of such violence also undermines American leadership, values, and economic interests.

Statement Organizational Statement of Support 

Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, S.1158

The following is a statement of support for the Elie Wiesel Act from dozens of national and state-based nongovernmental organizations.

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