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Update Court Upholds Nutrition Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic 

A federal court struck down a harmful Trump administration rule that would have eliminated Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for 700,000 low-income people.

Update Fierce Love for a Vote that Our Lives Depend On 

It is thrilling that by the time of Election Day—Tuesday, November 3—nearly 100 million people are expected to have voted already, including an unprecedented number of voters who are young and voters who have skipped other elections. This is not entirely unexpected given what is at stake at this time in our country.

Update ICE and CBP Funding Used for Cruel and Inhumane Immigration practices  

This past week revealed more examples of abuse by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. These agencies use taxpayer dollars to perpetuate cruel and inhumane immigration practices. Congress meanwhile, continues to increase funding for immigration enforcement and detention, while failing to hold the Trump administration accountable.

Update The State of the Election and What You Can Do 

The 2020 presidential election is unlike any other election in American history. Two vastly different candidates with opposing visions for the nation are vying for the presidency amidst a global pandemic.

Update What Does the Nuclear Weapons Ban Mean for the U.S.? 

October 24 is United Nations Day and a good time to remember that nuclear disarmament has always been at the heart of the United Nations mission.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Fierce Love Now and Forever 

In these troubled times, it’s not surprising that people are anxious, gripped with uncertainty.

Event Faithful Democracy Prayer Vigil 

November 6 at 3:00-5:00 p.m. EST | Online

Join the Faithful Democracy Coalition and interfaith partners as we close off the Sacred Season of Voting in gratitude for a peaceful process and robust civic participation.

Hassan El-Tayyab: Who is Profiting from the War in Yemen? 

FCNL's lead Middle East lobbyist, Hassan El-Tayyab, joined the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence to discuss the role of global powers and international organizations in the Yemeni crisis.

Update Despite Failure on COVID-19 Relief, Congress Extends Pandemic EBT 

Congressional failure to pass another COVID-19 relief bill puts millions of lives and livelihoods at risk and ensures that we won’t see a robust relief package until after the election. However, a recently passed continuing resolution to keep the government open included one win: an extension of the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program.

Background Remembering the Roots of Quaker Advocacy 

Like many convinced Quakers, my advocacy work brought me to the Religious Society of Friends and I never left. Nourished by the spiritual community I found among Friends, I was led to join the Quaker legacy of standing up for peace and justice.

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