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Background Stop a Nuclear War with North Korea 

As tensions rise between the U.S. and North Korea, FCNL is lobbying to defuse the most urgent risk of nuclear war in a generation. Dialogue and diplomacy have worked in the past to avoid both war and capitulation, and the United States urgently must turn to these tools again.

FCNL in the News Trump pressures Saudi Arabia on Yemen blockade 

Kate Gould, legislative director for Middle East policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, said Trump’s statement Wednesday was a welcome development.

Background Peacebuilding Case Study: Mali 

As violence and conflict continues in Mali, local peace builders focus on engaging minority voices to push for peace in the region. It is crucial for the U.S. to play a more constructive role in mitigating the violence.

Letter FCNL and 35 Organizations Sign Letter Opposing Ineffectual Surveillance Reform 

On November 30, 2017, FCNL along with 35 other organizations sent a letter to representatives opposing a bill that would reauthorize a strengthened version of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Letter Faith Groups Oppose "Concealed Carry Reciprocity" Legislation 

While some states have strong laws that require extensive firearms training, other states issue permits to individuals using much lower standards, even to non-residents of the state. Federal concealed carry reciprocity legislation would force states with the strongest laws to honor the permits of states with the weakest laws.

Event 2017 Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference  

Financing Peacebuilding Work: State of Foundation and Government Funding

Theo Sitther spoke at the 2017 Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference on a panel titled Financing Peacebuilding Work: State of Foundation and Government Funding. Theo spoke about the outlook on U.S. government funding for peacebuilding and the need to lobby Congress to increase support for peacebuilding.

Letter Don’t Dismantle Our Refugee Resettlement Program, Write 20 Members of Congress 

Last week, 20 Senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other administration officials expressing concerns over the president’s most recent refugee ban. Led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Chris Murphy (CT), this letter denounces the detrimental and immoral nature of the ban and requests specific information from the administration.

Action Alert Oppose the Senate Tax Bill 

On November 16, the House passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut for millionaires and big corporations that leaves the rest of the country footing the bill. This bill is moving at breakneck speed. Urge your senators to vote "no."

Letter 78 Organizations Call on Congress to Oppose the Repeal of the Johnson Amendment 

On November 3, 2017, FCNL joined 78 organizations in sending a letter to Reps. Kevin Brady (TX) and Richard Neal (MA), respectively the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means. This letter called on the Chairman and Ranking Member to oppose an amendment in the tax reform bill that would repeal the Johnson Amendment.

Press Release Virginia Faith Leaders Urge Rep. Goodlatte to Re-introduce Sentencing Reform  

On Monday November 13th, the Friends Committee on National Legislation convened local faith leaders in Lynchburg, Virginia to call on Rep. Bob Goodlatte to re-introduce his 2015 Sentencing Reform Act.

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