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Background Human Rights Week of Action: Interview with Diane Randall 

December 10th marked Washington, D.C.'s 10th anniversary as a Human Rights City. FCNL Program Assistant for Militarism and Human Rights, Emmet Hollingshead, recently sat down with Executive Secretary Diane Randall to discuss the importance of human rights in D.C., and what it means to live in a Human Rights City.

Update Act in Hope this Season 

Even as our hearts are broken with the constant attacks on our immigrant and refugee neighbors, we are reminded that we are an Advent people - a people of hope.

Prophetic. Persistent. Powerful. Annual Meeting 2018 

Highlights

Hundreds of Friends came together from across the country for worship, listening, advocacy, and community, as we looked forward to the next 75 years for FCNL.

Update Saving America’s Most Effective Anti-Hunger Program 

Annual Meeting 2018

FCNL's Amelia Kegan delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2018.

Action Alert Today I'm lobbying to prevent hunger. Join me in speaking out! 

Today I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. Each of us will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, and urging them to preserve SNAP, America’s most effective anti-hunger program. At stake is whether Congress will take food assistance away from people struggling to find work.

Press Release Senate Votes for Ending Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic Senate vote to advance legislation ending American participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It calls on the Senate to immediately vote on final passage, and for the House to also take up this legislation and end illegal military involvement in Yemen’s civil war once and for all.

Minute on Immigration 

Equality, community and integrity are foundations of Quaker belief. Therefore, as immigrants and refugees in our community encounter trials such as family separation, incarceration, internment and deportation, Santa Fe Monthly Meeting is called to put these beliefs into action. We will support these neighbors in their daily lives, providing aid, companionship, friendship and safety in whatever ways we are able.

Minute of Support for Immigrants and Refugees 

We encourage local, state, and national governments to develop immigration policies which are fair, just, and respectful. Any reform of our immigration system must also seek to address the root causes of persecution and economic inequality that lead to the often desperate measure of fleeing one’s homeland in search of a better life.

Statement Freedom of Press and Rule of Law are Sacred American Values Say Quakers 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today expressed concern over the denial of press access to the White House and the threat to independent government investigations.

Update Everyday Prophets Still Needed 

The elections are over. The new 116th Congress will start on Jan. 3, 2019 with no single party controlling all the levers of power.

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