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  1. Update Senate Judiciary Advances Bill to Reduce Mass Incarceration Through Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform 

    Committee passage of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act advances real criminal justice reform that reduces excessive mandatory minimum sentences and improves prison programming.

  2. Event Update on Native American Advocacy 

    February 21, 2018 Conference Call

    Please join moderator Riley Robinson, Legislative Director for Domestic Policy Amelia Kegan and Native American Advocate Lacina Onco as they discuss the current state of legislation affecting Native peoples.

  3. Letter 60 Faith Organizations Call for the Senate Judiciary to Pass SRCA 

    Today, FCNL and 59 additional faith organizations sent the following letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA).

  4. Update Checking Our President on North Korea 

    President Trump and other U.S. leaders seem almost eager for a war with North Korea, with their tough talk and tweeted taunts. South Korean efforts to pause both military exercises and North Korean provocations while building small pockets of trust around the Winter Olympics are the first encouraging signs in months.

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Update The Sickening Toll of Gun Violence 

The gun violence epidemic is both a public health crisis and a troubling reflection on our country’s spiritual state. As we seek policy solutions to reduce deaths from guns, we must also look critically at the culture that enables so many people to kill each other with guns.

Statement Faith Groups Commit Prayers and Action to Gun Violence Prevention 

The Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence Coalition, a group of 50 faith organizations that includes FCNL, released a statement on the tragic school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida along with a call to action.

Statement FCNL Responds to Inaction on Dreamer Protection 

On Thursday, February 16, the Senate took a series of votes on immigration - all of which failed to meet the 60-vote threshold to pass. Read below for FCNL's response and vote recommendations.

Update Analysis of Domestic Policy Priorities in the Recent Budget Deal 

After struggling for months to agree upon a budget outline, in the early morning hours of February 9, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. While there were some major disappointments in that budget deal, namely the huge increases to defense spending and the failure to address Dreamers, there were also some notable wins, particularly for a few key domestic policy priorities.

Update FCNL Initial Recommendations on Immigration Floor Action 

Ahead of floor action and votes this week on immigration legislation FCNL shared the below recommendations with Congress.

Action Alert Still No Deal for Dreamers 

The ink is barely dry on a budget deal whipped up at the last minute in Congress, but here's what we know

Update Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission's Hearing on Mass Atrocities Prevention 

The bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chaired by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) held a hearing on U.S. policies to prevent mass atrocities.

Update Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission's Hearing on Mass Atrocities Prevention 

The bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chaired by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) held a hearing on U.S. policies to prevent mass atrocities.

Work with FCNL Event Planner 

FCNL is seeking an Event Planner to manage the planning, production, and execution of FCNL’s major public events.

In Memoriam: Landrum Bolling 

Former FCNL staff member Jim Fine reflects on the life of Landrum Bolling: Quaker, activist, and educator with a passion for "walking cheerfully over the world answering that of God in every one."

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