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  1. Press Release Quaker Lobby Deplores House Assault on Vulnerable Families 

    Washington, DC (June 22, 2018) – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) sharply criticized the passage of the farm bill, H.R.2., last night. The five-year bill will force 2 million Americans to lose some or all their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food assistance benefits.

  2. Statement World Refugee Day Opening Remarks 

    WASHINGTON, DC - In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) will join Members of Congress, Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, refugees and faith leaders to talk about Congress’s bipartisan commitment to welcome and protect refugees.

  3. Event Those Who Cannot Remember the Past are Doomed to Repeat It 

    Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. EST in the Quaker Welcome Center

    Please join FCNL, Friend and author Diana Roose, and Academy award-winning director David Goodman for a film screening of "Elder Voices."

  4. Action Alert Support a Tribal Set-Aside Of the Crime Victims Fund 

    In some rural communities, Native women face a murder rate that is ten times higher than the national average. Despite having crime rates significantly higher than the rest of the country, Native victims in these communities are less likely to receive assistance and services.

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Update Trump's Executive Order on Family Separation, Explained 

On June 20, President Trump issued an executive order that would purportedly prevent families from being separated at the border. But what does it really do?

Press Release Quaker Lobby Calls on Congress to Resettle More Refugees 

Washington, DC (June 20, 2018) – On World Refugee Day, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) calls on Congress to uphold its commitment to welcoming refugees and individuals seeking asylum.

Letter Marking World Refugee Day, FCNL Urges Increased Refugee Resettlement 

FCNL joined over 30 organizations throughout the month of June, urging members of Congress every day to call for the administration to value refugees and their contributions to U.S. communities.

Letter Interfaith Immigration Coalition Urges Members to Vote No on House Immigration Bills 

Members of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, which FCNL co-chairs, sent this letter to the House urging them to reject both immigration bills being considered this week.

FCNL Joins Hundreds of Organizations Calling on Congress to Reduce Funding for ICE, CBP, and a Border Wall 

FCNL recently signed on to two letters asking congressional leaders and appropriators to decrease funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the creation of a border wall in FY 2019 appropriations.

Minute of Concern for Central American Refugees Held in Detention Centers in the U.S. 

We want to express our concern for the thousands of women, children and young adults from Central America, who have entered the United States to find safety and peace.

San Antonio Friends Meeting Minute Separating Children from Families 

Minute passed by San Antonio Friends Meeting (TX) on the Separation of Children from their Families at the Border

Action Alert Three Ways Congress Can Protect Immigrant Families 

Many members of Congress are weighing in and urging the administration to end separating families, but more must join the chorus of opposition.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Senate for Supporting Native Communities 


Washington, DC (June 18, 2018) – Today, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) thanked the Senate for supporting the five percent tribal set-aside funds in the Crime Victims Fund for FY 2019. This amounts to around $220 million.

Event Witness Wednesday: A story of faith and action from Quaker educator Kate English 

Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 PM EST in the Quaker Welcome Center

Please join FCNL and Kate English in the Quaker Welcome Center Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation with her and our FCNL moderator and Peacebuilding lobbyist Theo Sitther, who will speak to the status and movement of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Act in the House.

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