Senate leaders announced today that they’re delaying a vote on the Senate health care bill until after the July 4th recess. This delay comes because of the intense pressure on members of Congress from constituents like you.
In a demonstration of strong bipartisan leadership, Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and their colleagues introduced the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R.3030) in the House of Representatives on June 22.
Friends and Friends Committee on National Legislation are taking action
to save Medicaid, and we need your help. FCNL and the Interfaith Health
Coalition are holding a 24 hour prayerful vigil on the Capitol Lawn, and
we need Friends’ presence during any or all of the vigil!
This informational webinar on the Elie Wiesel Act includes background information, an overview of the bill's provisions, an outline of some of the outreach and education strategy, and action opportunities.
Friends across the country are looking for a way forward, for guidance on what is the most effective way to make a difference, and for tools and skills to employ within their interactions with congressional leaders. Hundreds of Friends and friends of Friends have found their way to take specific spirit-led action with FCNL.
In a milestone for congressional work on supporting Palestinian human rights activism, 32 representatives signed a letter to Secretary Tillerson asking him to urge Israeli authorities to reconsider charges against Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro.
The House of Representatives is voting on two bills that further criminalize immigrants, expand detention, and undermine community well-being, rather than offering a lasting remedy for a punitive and outdated immigration system. FCNL urges members of Congress to oppose these bills.
“Leave It Just As It Is. You Cannot Improve Upon It.*”
Presidents cannot “un-declare” national monuments that have been
acknowledged by their predecessors under the Antiquities Act. But, it
turns out, they can change the boundaries and the uses of the protected areas. At President Trump’s behest, Secretary Zinke has set out to do just that.
Health care, housing, justice, education, family supports, and economic development – the federal government has trust obligations to support Native American communities in all of these areas. President Trump has proposed deep cuts in almost all of them -- all the way down to zero in some key initiatives.
On June 27, Senate leadership said they would postpone the scheduled health care vote. This is a huge victory, but it's not over yet. Keep contacting your senators. Tell them to take Medicaid off the table.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation is disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow part of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect while it considers the broader Executive Order.
Access to affordable, quality health care should not and cannot be a privilege; it is a right rooted in faith to protect the life and dignity of every person. National Faith leaders are coming to Portland to support local efforts urging Senator Susan Collins to help save Medicaid and stop the passage of the new Senate health care bill (the Better Care Reconciliation Act) that would enact devastating cuts to Medicaid and leave millions without access to affordable, quality health care.