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  1. Update How to Influence Congress, as Told by Rep. Ellison 

    Rep. Ellison (MN) gave a rousing address to more than 400 young adults heading into meetings with their members of Congress. See what advice he gave in this video.

  2. Update Your Advocacy Led to the Republican Climate Resolution 

    The newly-reintroduced Republican Climate Resolution started with constituent advocacy. And, in the past few years, your support has kept the momentum going.

  3. Action Alert Hours to Protect Health Care 

    All 435 representatives are preparing to vote on whether to end the Medicaid program as we know it and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Call your members of Congress today to urge them to vote no on the American Health Care Act.

  4. Update President Trump’s budget funds war not security 

    Cutting diplomacy and development will damage global security and American leadership aboard. Now is actually the time to increase investments in the prevention of violent conflict, atrocities, and genocide.

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Update FCNL Supports Anti-Hate Crime Bills Introduced by Sen. Blumenthal and Rep. Beyer 

Responding to a marked increase in hate crimes within the United States over the past several years, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Don Beyer have introduced legislation to improve governmental responses to these crimes on the federal and state levels.

Event Briefing: Immigration Policy 

Wednesday, March 29 Conference Call

Join us for a national conference call for updates on what the Trump administration, Congress, and advocates around the country are doing on immigration policy.

Background Fostering Bipartisan Action on Climate Change 

A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience

The U.S. Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. However, for Congress to be part of the solution, leadership is needed from members of both political parties.

Background Who Supports the Republican Climate Resolution? 

On March 15th, 17 House Republicans – led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), and Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-6) – reintroduced the Republican Climate Resolution. Many organizations support this resolution, which affirms that climate change is real, human-caused, and needs to be addressed by Congress.

Event Celebration of the Life of David Culp 

April 5, 2017 in Washington, DC

We continue to mourn the loss of David Culp, extraordinary friend and colleague. Please join the Friends Committee on National Legislation for a memorial meeting in the manner of Friends to honor David’s life.

Update Congress: Choices on Immigration Supplemental Are Clear 

President Trump’s recently released budget proposal includes a $3 billion supplemental funding request for the Department of Homeland Security for current fiscal year 2017. This supplemental money would begin fulfilling the January 25 immigration executive orders to create a deportation force, expand detention, and further militarize border communities.

Event FCNL's Yasmine Taeb to Present on Immigrant and Refugee Issues in Upcoming Webinar 

FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb will discuss President Trump's Muslim and refugee ban on Tuesday, March 28, during a webinar organized by Stand.earth.

Update Don't Add Fuel to Fire in Syria 

Safety for Syrians and security for everyone can only be won by non-military means

With so many Syrian civilians’ lives caught in the balance between myriad military powers and militias, actors interested in peace should press for a political solution to the conflict. Congress should exercise its constitutionally ordained role in exerting oversight of the executive branch to press for a non-military path forward in Syria.

Action Alert Tell Congress: Militarism Is Not Our Priority 

President Donald Trump today proposed a budget that would diminish government by cutting programs that serve people in every community while pouring tens of billions of dollars into the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

Update FCNL Welcomes Court Ruling Blocking Executive Order on Refugees and Immigrants  

FCNL welcomes a federal court’s decision to suspend President Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration from six Muslim-majority countries.

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