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  1. Stand with FCNL as We Stand with Dreamers 

    In early December, FCNL and our partners brought thousands of voices together for a day of action calling for protections for young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. without documentation. Can you donate to strengthen our work to help Dreamers?

  2. Update Spring Lobby Registration Is Open! 

    March 17-20, 2018

    Spring Lobby Weekend registration is open! As you may have heard, from March 17-20, 2018, we will be lobbying Congress to advance meaningful reforms to our broken immigration system, not endless enforcement.

  3. Background Stop a Nuclear War with North Korea 

    As tensions rise between the U.S. and North Korea, FCNL is lobbying to defuse the most urgent risk of nuclear war in a generation. Dialogue and diplomacy have worked in the past to avoid both war and capitulation, and the United States urgently must turn to these tools again.

  4. Update Religious Organizations Call for Passage of the RECLAIM Act 

    On Dec. 8th, 40 religious communities sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives expressing support for a bipartisan bill that could jump start economies in coal communities: the RECLAIM Act of 2017.

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Work with FCNL Associate Executive Secretary for Communications 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a nonpartisan Quaker lobby based in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced communications professional who will drive FCNL’s national narrative and lead our communications team to tell the story of our impact to Quakers, donors, advocates and the media throughout the country.

FCNL in the News The Dream Act: It's a moral matter of justice 

FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall on the urgency of passing the Dream Act this year, and rejecting billions more dollars for endless enforcement.

Background Reform Border Policies 

Border security begins with respect for border communities. How can Congress best help border communities thrive, rather than continue to militarize them?

Statement The Myth of “Chain Migration” and the Importance of Family Unity 

President Trump has renewed calls to toughen immigration laws, including ending so-called “chain migration” after the attack in New York on December 11. FCNL rejects limiting family-based visas and urges Congress to stand strong against such proposals.

Update Quaker Meeting Minute on Israel-Palestine Conflict 

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has worked for more than a century to promote a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

Update FCNL Joins Partners Speaking Out for Dreamers 

Urge Congress to Enact the Dream Act Before 2018

This week, FCNL and our partners brought thousands of voices together calling for protections for Dreamers – the young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. without documentation.

FCNL in the News Trump pressures Saudi Arabia on Yemen blockade 

Kate Gould, legislative director for Middle East policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, said Trump’s statement Wednesday was a welcome development.

Event Conference Call: Learn More About Advocacy Teams 

December 11, 2017 8:30pm EST

Around the country, people are asking "What can I do to change what's happening the world?" and "Where can my voice be most effective?" Maybe you've been asking those questions too.

Press Release FCNL: Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Foments Violence, Endangers Lives  

FCNL condemns the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a provocative move that foments violence in the Middle East and endangers lives in the Middle East and potentially beyond. The Friends Committee on National Legislation urges Congress to denounce this provocation and to refuse to fund Trump’s planned fortress-like embassy in Jerusalem.

Setting Legislative Priorities 

116th Congress (2019-2020)

FCNL is asking Friends from across the U.S. to help set our legislative priorities for the 116th Congress.

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