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  1. Event Thursdays with Friends 

    Bi-Weekly Virtual Conversation | April-May 2020

    Thursdays with Friends is a new online conversation series brought to you during this period of great difficulty when we are isolated from our loved ones. It is a brief 30-minute community chat on issues that Quakers and people of faith are compelled to continue to work on, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in.

  2. Update A look back: Virtual Spring Lobby Weekend 2020! 

    Hundreds of young advocates from all around the U.S. brought a clear and compelling message to Congress: now is the time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the damage already being done by climate change, and protect vulnerable communities by passing carbon pricing legislation.

  3. Update Analyzing Third COVID-19 Bill and Looking Towards the Fourth 

    The CARES Act includes key priorities but much more needs to be done.

    Congress just passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), a third bill responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

  4. Background Responding to the Coronavirus 

    The coronavirus pandemic is a generational threat, and its impacts will be felt by all of us. But know this: Our work for peace and justice will go on. Here’s how we will continue our advocacy in the face of COVID-19 and how you can join us.

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Press Release Department of Interior disestablishes Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation during global pandemic 

Washington - The Friends Committee on National Legislation denounces the action taken by the Department of the Interior to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation on March 27.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

April 2020

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Update A Trip to Georgia Serves as a Reminder of the Power of Local Advocacy 

Working on Capitol Hill is exhilarating, rewarding and at times suffocating. So, when I traveled to coastal Georgia to visit family at the end of February, it was a welcome respite from the constant political news cycle.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

March 2020

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Event Spring Lobby Weekend 2020: Watch the Recordings 

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will gathered online and virtually lobbied Congress on one critical issue—climate change.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: The Climate Crisis Is a Human Crisis 

At no time since we first celebrated Earth Day 50 years ago have we experienced such an environmental crisis as today. Climate change and the depletion of the Earth’s ecosystems are having a devastating impact on us all. Last year, we ended the hottest decade and second hottest year in modern history.

Update Prisons Are Deeply Unprepared for COVID-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic has drilled into us a standard set of precautionary measures: Wash your hands, maintain distance from other people, and avoid groups. But there is a population within our society that is unable to take the precautions that we take for granted: incarcerated people.

Update Spring Lobby Weekend Changed My Faith and Career 

I didn’t know that attending Spring Lobby Weekend in 2016 would change the course of my life.

Update Sanctions Hurt Innocent Civilians and the Global Struggle against COVID-19 

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a global pandemic. In the U.S., the concerned public responded by stocking up on supplies, leaving grocery store aisles empty of rice, eggs, and yes, toilet paper.

After 5 years of war in Yemen, American complicity must end 

March 25 marks the fifth anniversary of the brutal war in Yemen. With early and generous American military support to the Saudi-led coalition, this war has created the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. And things could easily get even worse.

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