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  1. Event Thursdays with Friends 

    Bi-Weekly Virtual Conversation

    Thursdays with Friends is a new online conversation series brought to you during this period of great difficulty when we are isolated from our loved ones. It is a brief 30-minute community chat on issues that Quakers and people of faith are compelled to continue to work on, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in.

  2. Press Release Quaker Organizations Oppose Potential West Bank Annexation by Israel 

    Washington, DC – Three Quaker organizations that focus on international policy said today that they oppose the threatened annexation of the West Bank by Israel and called for such plans to be abandoned. Mounting reports indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government could annex the West Bank starting July 1.

  3. Event Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2020 

    Online | November 14-17, 2020

    Be a part of Quaker advocacy that calls us to come together in Fierce Love as we work towards peace and justice. Join FCNL November 14-17, 2020 for Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute online!

  4. Action Alert Tell Congress: Support Justice in Policing 

    America needs police reform now! In partnership with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we are calling on Congress to swiftly pass meaningful police reform legislation.

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Update An Unfinished Democracy 

As we commemorate our 244th year as a nation this Fourth of July, we know that the struggle for equality and freedom is at a critical juncture. Ours is an unfinished democracy as we live with the legacy of slavery, white supremacy, institutional racism, and oppression. Far too many people today experience ongoing discrimination and hate based on race, religion, or ethnicity.

Background Police Militarization is at the Heart of America’s Policing Problem 

At the heart of the American policing problem is the increased militarization of the American police force. Simply put, police have become an occupying force in Black and Brown communities that do far more harm than good.

Statement Quaker Statement on Potential Israeli Annexation of the West Bank 

As organizations that are part of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) we are deeply concerned about the threatened Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank. Such an action would violate international law, formalize land theft, further entrench inequalities and the denial of Palestinian rights, intensify human suffering, and make realizing a just and lasting peace more difficult.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Endorses House Committee’s Climate Crisis Solutions 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) endorsed the highly anticipated comprehensive congressional report, Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America, which the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released today.

Background Advocacy Corps 2020-2021 

Meet the 2020-2021 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 20 young adults from around the United States will be organizing in their communities to reform national immigration laws.

Native American Legislaive Update Native American Legislative Update 

June 2020

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

FCNL in the News Hassan El-Tayyab Joins BBC to Discuss the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 

Hassan El-Tayyab, FCNL's lead lobbyist on Middle East policy, joined BBC World on June 26 to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. 80 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian aid, and the pandemic will only deepen the suffering.

Action Alert Now is the Time to Demilitarize Policing! 

The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and countless other Black Americans have reinvigorated calls to urgently and meaningfully address racism and brutality in policing.

Action Alert No Funds for War with Iran! 

The United States and Iran are moving closer to war every day. While claiming a desire to end endless war, the administration has rapidly escalated tensions between our two countries, increasing the risk of accidents and miscalculations. Congress must use its power of the purse to prohibit unauthorized war with Iran.

Update The Government Must Disclose Where and Who We’re Fighting 

To end endless war, we need to know where the United States is engaged militarily and who we are fighting. One of the ways we work for peace is by pushing for increased government transparency and accountability for U.S. wars.

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