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Breaking: The Senate Voted to Make “Never Again” A Reality

By Ben Rowles, December 13, 2018


Fantastic news! The Senate passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S. 1158) with overwhelming bipartisan support!

This is a vital step toward preventing violence and building peace. Thanks to persistent lobbying and grassroots advocacy, we are closer than ever to passing this crucial bill into law.

Support the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

Act Now

We can't stop now, and we need your help. Now that the Senate has passed the Elie Wiesel Act, it is up to the House to approve the Senate version of the bill.

There is more violence in the world today than at any point in the past 25 years. Too often, the U.S. has contributed to violence through wasteful military spending and foreign interventions. This bipartisan bill offers a better way forward. By passing the Elie Wiesel Act unanimously, the Senate recognized that the U.S. can save lives and money by using peaceful solutions to prevent violence.

Thank you for all that you have already done to support a more peaceful world. Will you build on that work by making sure the Elie Wiesel Act becomes law? Act now.

Ben Rowles

  • Program Assistant, Peacebuilding

Ben Rowles supports FCNL’s lobbying efforts to change U.S. foreign policy from one that is overly militarized to one that prevents, mitigates, and transforms violent conflict. Ben also facilitates the work of the Prevention and Protection Working Group, a group of organizations dedicated to reducing violent crisis, preventing mass atrocities, and protecting civilians threatened by such crises. Previously, Ben interned with the State Department in Washington, D.C., and at the American Embassy in Mongolia. He holds a B.A. in English from the Pennsylvania State University, where he served as president of the Human Rights Brigades chapter.