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Responding to the Coronavirus

March 27, 2020


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.

Misook Choe, a laboratory manager with the Emerging Infectious Disease branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md., runs a test during research into a solution for the new coronavirus, COVID-19, March 3, 2020.

Sgt. Michael Walters

Each of us has a responsibility to practice social distancing and slow the spread of this virus. That’s why our staff will be working at home for at least the next few weeks. But we’re not slowing down. We’ll continue to lobby, organize, and advocate via phone or computer.

We can’t do this work alone! Now more than ever, we must band together and advocate for the world we seek.

Statement Staying Connected and Engaged During a Pandemic  

Like me, I know you are deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community and for people around the globe. I want to assure you that FCNL is in full operation – virtually – advocating for the world we seek, especially for those whose health and economic conditions make them even more vulnerable because of this pandemic.

Congress Must Act to Protect Vulnerable Communities

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.

Update Tell Congress to Support Vulnerable Communities During Coronavirus Pandemic 

We urge Congress to adhere to these principles in crafting legislation that addresses the coronavirus pandemic and stimulates the economy.

The coronavirus (COVID-19), has shaken countries around world and impacted the well-being of millions of people. It also threatens to spark a recession. Uncertainty grows as communities struggle to respond to this pandemic. Although Congress recently passed an $8 billion package, that legislation is insufficient.

Event Webinar: A Faith Response to COVID-19 

Watch the Recording

Congress is moving quickly to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet it is essential that legislation prioritizes the individuals most in need of assistance. Hear the latest update from what’s happening in Washington and what you can do. People of faith have a particularly important role to play in helping to shape congressional action.

Impacts of COVID-19

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.

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.

Healthcare: What We Believe

FCNL believes that health care is a right. We seek a world where all people have adequate resources to maintain their health, where health care is supported by the federal government, and where health outcomes are considered in all matters of public policy.

Health Care 

Ensuring access to affordable, quality health care is the very definition of a public good—a service that can’t be adequately provided by private interests but that is necessary to benefit everyone.