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  1. Statement Democracy is at Stake in the Impeachment Trial 

    The foundation of our country is at stake—whatever the outcome is of the ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate.

  2. Statement The Only America We Know Is an America at War 

    As young adults, we only faintly remember what life was like before Sept. 11, if we remember at all. Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, we have made it through elementary, middle, and high school. We’ve applied to colleges, finished our degrees, moved away from home, and entered the workforce—and the entire time, the U.S. has been carrying out military actions halfway across the world.

  3. Action Alert You asked, the House responded! Now tell the Senate to Prevent war with Iran 

    Updated: Call your Senators

    Last week we were on the brink of war with Iran. For the moment, the U.S. and Iran seem to have taken a step back, but the situation remains extremely volatile.

  4. Advocacy Resource War is Not the Answer 

    MLK’s Words Endure as an Anti-War Sign

    It was post-9/11, and Friends in Atlanta Friends Meeting wanted to publicly witness against war. Friends listened to their hearts’ stirrings during business meeting, and “War is Not the Answer” became the Meeting’s new yard sign.

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Update NEPA: The Most Important Law You’ve Never Heard Of  

On Jan. 9, President Trump proposed significant changes to the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These changes would allow government projects to move ahead without first reviewing environmental impacts.

Legislative Ask No Funds for Unconstitutional War with Iran 

Vote for the No War Against Iran Act (S. 3159 & H.R. 5543)

The U.S. and Iran are moving closer to war every day. The Trump administration is playing a dangerous game by ordering the assassination of Iranian officials and shutting down diplomacy with Iran. 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.

Legislative Ask Repeal the 2002 Iraq War Authorization 

Congress Must Take Back War Powers

Seventeen years have passed since Congress adopted the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, which served as the basis for U.S. military action against the Saddam Hussein regime.

Action Alert Stop Overspending on Immigrant Detention and Border Militarization 

The administration is funnelling money into abusive immigration practices. Congress must demand accountability.

Thanks to your advocacy, Congress yet again rejected the president’s outlandish requests to increase funding for immigrant detention and border wall construction. However, the fiscal year 2020 spending bill failed to cancel the administration’s ability to transfer money and use it for projects not approved by Congress.

Legislative Ask Prevent Unconstitutional War with Iran 

Vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution (S.J. Res. 68)

The U.S. and Iran are moving closer to war every day. The Trump administration is playing a dangerous game by increasing U.S. troop levels in the Middle East and shutting down diplomacy with Iran. 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.

Legislative Ask Support Extension of the New START Nuclear Treaty with Russia 

The 2010 New START Treaty between the U.S. and Russia limits each country to 700 deployed strategic-range nuclear delivery vehicles (intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and heavy bombers) and 1,550 warheads on those delivery vehicles.

Letter Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Stand for Peace with Iran 

On Jan. 9, FCNL's General Secretary Diane Randall joined a group of faith leaders in calling on Congress to reassert its war powers authority and pass legislation to prohibit war with Iran.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Rejection of War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation welcomes the clear message sent by the House of Representatives last evening that war with Iran has not been authorized and attacks must cease. In a bipartisan vote of 224-194, the House invoked the War Powers Act, directing the president to terminate the use of the military to engage in hostilities in or against Iran. The Senate is expected to take up similar legislation as soon as next week.

Update A Missed Opportunity on Taxes and a Chance to Try Again 

Congress failed to pass a package of key tax credits and extensions that would have benefited 19 million low-income people and updated critical tax credits to encourage solar energy, energy storage, offshore wind, and electric vehicles. But lawmakers soon could have another chance to advance these needed changes.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

January 2020

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

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