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  1. Action Alert Support the First Step Act 

    Mass incarceration takes 2.3 million people away from our communities - many of them black and brown people incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses.

  2. Press Release Senate Votes to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen as Peace Talks Progress 

    Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today celebrated both the historic Senate vote to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and the breakthrough in the Yemen peace negotiations.

  3. Action Alert Breaking: The Senate Voted to Make “Never Again” A Reality 

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

  4. Update Final Farm Bill Avoids Harmful House Provisions & Protects SNAP 

    After months of intense negotiations, the House and Senate have come to an agreement and released a final version of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), also known as the farm bill. The Senate voted 87-13 in favor of the bill, and the House passed it by a vote of 369-47.

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Background Apply for Financial Assistance for Spring Lobby Weekend 

FCNL is offering a limited amount of financial assistance to young adults.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Senate for Passing Elie Wiesel Act, Preventing Genocide and Violent Conflict 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded the Senate for passing the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158). Named after Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the bill ensures the U.S. government is equipped with the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes of violent conflict.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Congress for Passing Farm Bill, Protecting Struggling Families by Supporting SNAP 

Washington, DC – After months of intense negotiations and back-and-forth, both the House and Senate have approved the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R.2), now headed to the President to be signed into law. The final bill protects and strengthens SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provisions. It also excludes harsh provisions in the House bill that would have cut people from SNAP who are struggling to find or keep work.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

December 2018

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

Background Human Rights Week of Action: Interview with Diane Randall 

December 10th marked Washington, D.C.'s 10th anniversary as a Human Rights City. FCNL Program Assistant for Militarism and Human Rights, Emmet Hollingshead, recently sat down with Executive Secretary Diane Randall to discuss the importance of human rights in D.C., and what it means to live in a Human Rights City.

Update Updated: Senate Vote on Yemen – Your Calls Are Needed 

This week, your Senators are expected to vote on final passage of S.J. Res. 54, the Sanders-Lee-Murphy legislation to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Statement FCNL Submits Comment Opposing Proposed Rule on Public Charge  

On December 10, 2018, FCNL submitted a comment opposing a proposed rule that would dramatically expand the definition of what it means to be a "public charge."

Background The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 

Bill Analysis of H.R. 7173

On Nov. 27, Reps. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Francis Rooney (FL-19), John Delaney (MD-06), and Charlie Crist (FL-13) introduced H.R. 7173, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 (EICDA). This is the first bipartisan carbon pricing bill of its kind and is an exciting advancement of Congressional efforts to price carbon emissions and reduce greenhouse gases.

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