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  1. FCNL in the News Quakers Show Support for Medicaid 

    As the Senate vote on healthcare reform quickly approaches, Quakers have been among the leading voices in faith-based advocacy to argue for the protection of Medicaid against caps and rollbacks.

  2. Action Alert Keep Up the Pressure 

    Senate leaders announced today that they’re delaying a vote on the Senate health care bill until after the July 4th recess. This delay comes because of the intense pressure on members of Congress from constituents like you.

  3. Update Bipartisan Bill on Genocide Prevention Introduced in the House 

    In a demonstration of strong bipartisan leadership, Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and their colleagues introduced the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R.3030) in the House of Representatives on June 22.

  4. Event Interfaith Health Care Vigil 

    June 28-29, 2017 in Washington, DC

    Friends and Friends Committee on National Legislation are taking action to save Medicaid, and we need your help. FCNL and the Interfaith Health Coalition are holding a 24 hour prayerful vigil on the Capitol Lawn, and we need Friends’ presence during any or all of the vigil!

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Update Indian Health Care Update 

How the Senate Health Care Bill Would Impact Indian Country

This week, it’s all about health care – repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with... well, something.

Background Webinar: Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 

This informational webinar on the Elie Wiesel Act includes background information, an overview of the bill's provisions, an outline of some of the outreach and education strategy, and action opportunities.

Work with FCNL Your Quaker Summer 

Friends across the country are looking for a way forward, for guidance on what is the most effective way to make a difference, and for tools and skills to employ within their interactions with congressional leaders. Hundreds of Friends and friends of Friends have found their way to take specific spirit-led action with FCNL.

Letter 32 Reps Stand Up for Palestinian Human Rights 

In a milestone for congressional work on supporting Palestinian human rights activism, 32 representatives signed a letter to Secretary Tillerson asking him to urge Israeli authorities to reconsider charges against Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro.

Statement FCNL Opposes the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law 

The House of Representatives is voting on two bills that further criminalize immigrants, expand detention, and undermine community well-being, rather than offering a lasting remedy for a punitive and outdated immigration system. FCNL urges members of Congress to oppose these bills.

Update Future of Bears Ears National Monument? 

“Leave It Just As It Is. You Cannot Improve Upon It.*”

Presidents cannot “un-declare” national monuments that have been acknowledged by their predecessors under the Antiquities Act. But, it turns out, they can change the boundaries and the uses of the protected areas. At President Trump’s behest, Secretary Zinke has set out to do just that.

Update Join with Faith Groups to Support Indian Programs 

-- Stepping Away from Zero

Health care, housing, justice, education, family supports, and economic development – the federal government has trust obligations to support Native American communities in all of these areas. President Trump has proposed deep cuts in almost all of them -- all the way down to zero in some key initiatives.

Action Alert Still 22 Million People at Risk 

On June 27, Senate leadership said they would postpone the scheduled health care vote. This is a huge victory, but it's not over yet. Keep contacting your senators. Tell them to take Medicaid off the table.

Statement Supreme Court Allows Part of Muslim Ban to Go Into Effect 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation is disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow part of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect while it considers the broader Executive Order.

Event Interfaith Health Care Town Hall and Worship Service 

June 27, 2017 in Portland, ME

Access to affordable, quality health care should not and cannot be a privilege; it is a right rooted in faith to protect the life and dignity of every person. National Faith leaders are coming to Portland to support local efforts urging Senator Susan Collins to help save Medicaid and stop the passage of the new Senate health care bill (the Better Care Reconciliation Act) that would enact devastating cuts to Medicaid and leave millions without access to affordable, quality health care.

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