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Update Hindsight is 2020, Repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Eighteen years ago today, President Bush signed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (2002 Iraq AUMF) into law.

Letter Bipartisan Coalition Urges Congress to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Today, on the 18th anniversary of the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (2002 Iraq AUMF), FCNL and a bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups called for repealing this outdated, unnecessary, and dangerous authorization.

Press Release Bipartisan Coalition Calls for an End to Iraq War Authorization 

Washington, DC – Today, on the 18th anniversary of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Force Against Iraq (AUMF) becoming law, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) sent a letter to Congress, signed by a broad, bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups, calling for the law’s repeal. The groups urged the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to preserve in the final version of the annual defense spending bill (the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2021) a House provision to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF.

Background The 2002 Iraq AUMF: What It Is and Why Congress Should Repeal It 

Over the last two years, congressional support for repealing the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has grown.

Work with FCNL IT Systems Administrator 

The FCNL IT Systems Administrator is responsible for supporting the IT department’s plans for future enhancements and overseeing the technology infrastructure of FCNL. This is a new position that plays a pivotal role in supporting internal technical operations including systems and services, such as the network infrastructure, internet, security, desktops, servers, help desk, telephone systems and other network services provided to all FCNL staff.

Update Time for a Supreme Court fight, but not for pandemic relief? 

Last week, President Trump abruptly ended negotiations on another COVID-19 relief package. Since then talks gave been on and off again several times, but the prognosis for a deal does not look good. This is devastating news—especially for the millions of people unable to pay rent, without work, and struggling to feed their families.

Update Falling at the First Hurdle: The Global Fragility Strategy 

The Global Fragility Act (P.L. 116-94) is a decade-long effort to prevent violence and fragility globally. The first stage of the act—a whole-of-government 10-year strategy to prevent conflict and reduce instability—was due to Congress on Sept. 15, 2020. But the Trump administration has failed to clear the very first hurdle.

Letter Washington Interfaith leaders Urge Election Integrity 

FCNL's General Secretary Diane Randall joins dozens of faith leaders in calling for integrity, safety, and fairness in the 2020 U.S. Election.

Background Who's Profiting From the War on Yemen?  

Q&A with Hassan El-Tayyab

FCNL's Hassan El-Tayyab recently spoke with journalist Kourosh Ziabari of the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV), a non-profit based out of Iran, to discuss the war in Yemen.

Background The Electoral College Should be Abolished 

Q&A with Esther Little Dove John

On July 6, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that states have the power to require presidential electors to vote for their party’s candidate for president. One of the plaintiffs as a “faithless elector,” was Esther Little Dove John, a member of the FCNL General Committee and from Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting.

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