When I entered the army in June 1967, my Basic Combat Training unit was at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Early on, one of our drill sergeants, a “lifer” who had plenty of combat experience from the Korean War to Vietnam, marched our platoon out into a field.
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, the Democratic National Committee adopted a resolution supporting bipartisan efforts to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and calling on Congress to debate and vote on war.
Thirty five Alliance for Peacebuilding members and partners welcome H.R. 5273, the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018, introduced by Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX), Mike McCaul (R-TX), Adam Smith (D-WA), Bill Keating (D-MA), and Paul Cook (R-CA) in the United States House of Representatives.
Next Monday, nearly 500 young adults will swarm Capitol Hill to lobby
their members of Congress on immigration reform, and I can hardly wait! Before they meet with Members of Congress and their staffs, they will have a weekend of training and briefings on the issue of immigration, the status of the debate in Washington, and how to get the most out of a lobby visit.
This morning, I put on my coat and joined FCNL staff on the sidewalk facing the Hart Senate Building. For 17 minutes, we joined the hundreds of thousands of school children, teachers, parents and allies all over the world who walked out of their classrooms and places of work, and with their bodies and voices, said enough is enough.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks an experienced lobbyist to lead our Congressional advocacy to repeal the 2001 blanket authorization for war, require respect for human rights and the rule of law, and reduce armed U.S. interventions around the world. The Legislative Director for Civil Liberties and Human Rights will join our team of lobbyists who develop and lead strategies to advance our legislative priorities in Congress and with the administration.
“Under this legislation, no longer would U.S. pilots serve as gas station attendants in the sky to refuel Saudi and UAE bombers that rein down terror on Yemeni men, women and children,” said Kate Gould, of the anti-war advocacy group Friends Committee on National Legislation.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Quaker lobby in Washington, DC, seeks a Digital Communications Manager. This is a full-time, short-term position, with the possibility of a permanent position at the conclusion of the contract, which runs April 1 – September 30.