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  1. Action Alert Tell Congress: No War With Iran!  

    Each day, it seems, the United States moves closer to war with Iran.

  2. Update FCNL’s Vote Recommendations on FY 2020 Funding Measure 

    This week the U.S. House of Representatives is moving a $1 trillion spending package to fund key federal departments and agencies. In the process of debating and voting on the measure, Members of Congress will be considering multiple amendments.

  3. Update Gun Violence Awareness Month: Ways to Engage 

    June is gun violence awareness month, with actions taking place throughout the country. To help get you ready, here’s a compilation of recent updates, ideas for actions you can take, and more.

  4. Event Immigration Update: What’s Happened and What’s Next?  

    June 18 at 8:00 p.m. EDT | Conference Call

    Please join us on Tuesday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a call with FCNL’s Immigration and Refugee Policy team, Hannah Evans and Gabriela Viera. Hear about how our immigration priorities have played out in D.C. and how you can take action on the next steps to advancing political change.

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Update House Advances Enforcement Spending Bill Limiting Detention, Increasing Oversight 

FCNL advocates have worked tirelessly with congressional leaders to stop the expansion of detention and cruel immigration enforcement – many of our priorities are reflected in the House spending bill advanced this week. There is more work ahead.

Update When it Comes to Gun Violence, We Need to Know 

Researching the effects of gun violence is essential but, because of a provision known as the Dickey Amendment, the U.S. government hasn’t conducted any significant research on the impact of gun violence for more than 20 years. This year, a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives could change that.

Update Emily Wirzba Published in Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability  

Congratulations to Emily Wirzba, FCNL Legislative Representative for Sustainable Energy and Environment, and our former Program Assistant for Communications, Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred! They wrote a chapter in the book Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability entitled “Lobbying for an Earth Restored: Friends Committee on National Legislation.”

Support FCNL Rejecting Cruelty Toward Our Immigrant Neighbors 

As we advocate for compassionate immigration policies to resolve the humanitarian crisis in our southern border, we need your support. Your gift before June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $145,000.

Many of the immigrants who are coming to the United States risk everything for the chance to escape violence in their home countries. They arrive seeking safety, and instead find new reasons to fear. Asylum seekers are indefinitely incarcerated. Families separated. Children caged.

Update Congress Needs to Stop Endless Wars and Restore Congress’ Power to Decide When the U.S. Goes to War 

Radio Public Service Announcement

Soon, the House of Representatives could approve legislation that would revoke the president’s ability to justify open-ended warfare across the world. But Congress will only act if they hear from people like you.

Event Gun Violence Prevention: From Grassroots to Capitol Hill 

June 20, 2019 | Quaker Welcome Center and Online

Please join me next week for a conversation featuring gun violence prevention advocate, Peter Murchison. Peter is a member of Wilton Quaker Meeting in Connecticut and an outspoken advocate for gun violence prevention. He engages in this important work in honor of his nephew, Daniel Barden one of the children who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Background Peacebuilding Funding 

Investing in conflict-prevention saves lives and taxpayer dollars.

FCNL lobbies Congress to fund peacebuilding accounts such as the Complex Crises Fund, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and international peacekeeping operations. These programs are essential for preventing the outbreak of conflict, responding to instability and violence, and protecting civilian lives.

Letter 62 Organizations Urge Congress to Prevent War with Iran 

FCNL signed a letter with 61 partner organizations asking Congress to stop the march to war with Iran.

Support FCNL We've Had Enough 

Will you help us stem the tide of gun violence in America by donating today? Your gift before June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $145,000.

No child should go to school in fear. No person should worry about being gunned down as they worship, work, or walk down the street. The epidemic of gun violence is killing us—through suicides, homicides, and lax laws.

Support FCNL Threatening War with Iran 

Can you help support our work to prevent war with Iran by donating today? Your gift before June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $145,000.

With warships on their way to the Persian Gulf and the White House reviewing plans to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East, the United States is setting up the possibility of war with Iran.

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