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  1. Update Time for a Supreme Court fight, but not for pandemic relief? 

    Last week, President Trump abruptly ended negotiations on another COVID-19 relief package. Since then talks gave been on and off again several times, but the prognosis for a deal does not look good. This is devastating news—especially for the millions of people unable to pay rent, without work, and struggling to feed their families.

  2. Background Elections 2020 

    This is an extraordinary election year: Political leaders have organized campaigns of voter intimidation, efforts to purge voter lists, campaigns to spread misinformation about the security of mail-in ballots, plans to reduce of the number of polling places, and other efforts, including by other countries, to sabotage our electoral process.

  3. Update Staying Engaged Through the Election 

    The president of the United States refuses to say whether he will accept the result of the election, refuses to disavow armed white supremacist groups, and, in the midst of a pandemic, encourages efforts to make voting more difficult.

  4. Background Responding to the Coronavirus 

    The coronavirus pandemic is a generational threat, and its impacts will be felt by all of us. But know this: Our work for peace and justice will go on. Here’s how we will continue our advocacy in the face of COVID-19 and how you can join us.

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Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Fierce Love Now and Forever 

In these troubled times, it’s not surprising that people are anxious, gripped with uncertainty.

Event After Election Day: Two Ways to Connect 

Online | November 4 & 5, 2020

After you cast your ballot, what comes next? Connect with FCNL for two opportunities for worship and learning.

Hassan El-Tayyab: Who is Profiting from the War in Yemen? 

FCNL's lead Middle East lobbyist, Hassan El-Tayyab, joined the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence to discuss the role of global powers and international organizations in the Yemeni crisis.

Update Despite Failure on COVID-19 Relief, Congress Extends Pandemic EBT 

Congressional failure to pass another COVID-19 relief bill puts millions of lives and livelihoods at risk and ensures that we won’t see a robust relief package until after the election. However, a recently passed continuing resolution to keep the government open included one win: an extension of the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program.

Background Remembering the Roots of Quaker Advocacy 

Like many convinced Quakers, my advocacy work brought me to the Religious Society of Friends and I never left. Nourished by the spiritual community I found among Friends, I was led to join the Quaker legacy of standing up for peace and justice.

Update Hindsight is 2020, Repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Eighteen years ago today, President Bush signed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (2002 Iraq AUMF) into law.

Letter Bipartisan Coalition Urges Congress to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Today, on the 18th anniversary of the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (2002 Iraq AUMF), FCNL and a bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups called for repealing this outdated, unnecessary, and dangerous authorization.

Press Release Bipartisan Coalition Calls for an End to Iraq War Authorization 

Washington, DC – Today, on the 18th anniversary of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Force Against Iraq (AUMF) becoming law, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) sent a letter to Congress, signed by a broad, bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups, calling for the law’s repeal. The groups urged the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to preserve in the final version of the annual defense spending bill (the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2021) a House provision to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF.

Background The 2002 Iraq AUMF: What It Is and Why Congress Should Repeal It 

Over the last two years, congressional support for repealing the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has grown.

Work with FCNL IT Systems Administrator 

The FCNL IT Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting the IT department’s plans for future enhancements and overseeing the technology infrastructure of FCNL. This is a new position that plays a pivotal role in supporting internal technical operations including systems and services, such as the network infrastructure, internet, security, desktops, servers, help desk, telephone systems and other network services provided to all FCNL staff.

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