The list of people killed by police is tragically long. Fortunately, Congress has introduced meaningful legislation to address this serious loss of life. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120), introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), passed the House on June 25, 2020 by a bipartisan vote of 236-181. The Senate companion bill, S. 3912, was introduced by Sens. Cory Booker (NJ) and Kamala Harris (CA) and currently has 36 co-sponsors.
We, the people, have spoken. It is clear that Joe Biden, even with final votes still being counted, has won a majority of the popular vote and over 270 electoral votes, securing his election as our 46th president.
The United Nations recognizes November 6 as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. It is a day to acknowledge the devastation inflicted upon communities and ecosystems by endless war and the role that the climate crisis plays in fueling conflict around the world.
As we continue to patiently wait for every vote to be counted in this unprecedented election, I remain inspired by the millions of first time voters who cast their ballots, and by all who managed to make their voice heard at the polls—even at the apex of this pandemic.
Native American women are trafficked, murdered and raped at five to ten times the national rate of other American women. FCNL's lead lobbyist for Native American policy was interviewed for this in-depth documentary by the BBC.
Join us on Nov. 13 for the Annual Advocacy Teams Summit – this year held virtually! We will look at the incredible work we have accomplished together, build our community, and plan for an impactful 2021 after what is sure to be a consequential election year.
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).
As a Quaker organization seeking a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) strongly opposes the Trump administration’s recent decision to allow the expenditure of U.S. taxpayer funds in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects Quaker testimonies with legislation in the U.S. Congress and the administration.
FCNL has moved to telework!
The FCNL offices are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are lobbying online and by phone for the world we seek. Your engagement with Congress at this time is essential! Join us and become a monthly donor.