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  1. Action Alert End the U.S. War in Yemen 

    As early as this week, the Senate could vote on ending the illegal U.S. war in Yemen.

  2. Update Passing the Torch 

    My experience helping train the next class of Advocacy Corps organizers

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to help train the newest cohort of Advocacy Corps organizers from all around the country. This year cohort will be organizing their communities for the next ten months to lobby Congress to stop the militarization of police.

  3. Legislative Ask Stop New Nuclear Missiles 

    Reject funding for new “low-yield” and other warfighting nuclear weapons.

    Ronald Reagan famously warned that, “A nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.” In the the 35 years since Reagan’s statement, the world has made important but insufficient progress in reducing nuclear dangers. Now, the Trump Administration is arguing, without any credible evidence, that other countries may think they could prevail in a limited nuclear exchange. As a result, the administration is looking to build new “low-yield” nuclear warheads for sea- and ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles. That’s on top of existing plans for a decades-long, trillion dollar-plus rebuild of Cold War-holdover nuclear forces.

  4. Action Alert Sentencing Reform is Key to Disrupting Mass Incarceration 

    In meetings with Congressional leaders, President Trump has indicated that he supports sentencing reform as a part of criminal justice reform. This is a positive step, but we need to build on this momentum and remain vigilant.

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FCNL in the News Voters Will Punish Congress for Ignoring Duty on War and Peace 

The Founders carefully constructed a system of checks and balances on decisions over war and peace, which has completely broken down. The biggest foreign policy choice of all — going to war — now lies with just one man.

FCNL Joins 41 Other Organizations in Letter Highlighting Priorities for Farm Bill Conference 

On August 13, FCNL joined 41 other organizations in sending a letter to Congress articulating their priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill conference.

Background Nuclear Weapons 

There is that of God in every person. The faith of Quakers is built entirely on this foundation. Nothing is more fundamental to FCNL’s search for a world free from war and for a society with equity and justice for all. Yet with a flash of light in 1945, humans brought into the world a new machine, the nuclear weapon, that through its unimaginably efficient destructive power equalizes and unifies humans in a humbling new way.

Action Alert Invest in Alternatives to Detention As a Solution to Family Separation 

Ending family separation does not mean that we must expand family detention.

Statement FCNL Welcomes Grassley, Feinstein Leadership in Refugee Admissions Oversight 

This week, Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter to the administration urging a robust refugee consultation process.

Update Why We Tell Our Stories: Speaking Truth to Power About the Realities of War 

In the face of nationwide political crises, it can be hard to feel like the voices and actions of any one person—much less my voice, or my actions—can make a difference. But FCNL’s 75-year history of advocacy shows that in fact, it is the work of individuals, of constituents bringing their stories to their members of Congress’ offices, that make change in Washington possible.

Action Alert The Senate Must Protect Refugee Admissions 

Recently, the New York Times reported that the White House is planning to resettle only 25,000 refugees— or fewer— next year. This would be the lowest number of refugees admitted since the program started in 1980. It is a serious abdication of our shared responsibility to protect vulnerable people and welcome those seeking refuge.

Update Chairman Grassley Secures WH Support for Sentencing Reform 

The White House has agreed to include sentencing reforms in the ongoing criminal justice reform negotiations.

Update Resources: Stop Yet Another Drastic Cut to Refugee Arrivals 

The administration is reportedly considering another drastic cut in refugee arrivals next fiscal year. Take action to ensure your members of Congress are weighing in.

Statement FCNL Submits Comment Opposing Citizenship Question in 2020 Census 

The Trump Administration has been seeking to add a question to the 2020 Census that would ask respondents to indicate whether they are a citizen of the United States or not. The proposed rule would go through the Department of Commerce, and would change how the Census intakes information.

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