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Event Peace in Our Hearts, Justice in the World 

FCNL joins Friends at FGC Gathering June 30-July 6, 2019 at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA.

FCNL staff and friends are bringing Quaker Advocacy to Grinnell College and Friends General Committee June 30-July 6, 2019. We hope to see you, if you are in town for the day or at the gathering for the week!

Event Watch the Recording: Gun Violence Prevention - From Grassroots to Capitol Hill 

On June 20, 2019, FCNL hosted a conversation with gun violence prevention advocate, Peter Murchison. Peter is a member of Wilton Quaker Meeting in Connecticut and an outspoken advocate for gun violence prevention. He engages in this important work in honor of his nephew, Daniel Barden one of the children who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Update Persistent Advocacy for Peace 

Yesterday, for the first time, the house voted to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and end 18 years of war. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), was included in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 2968). In the coverage that follows, few newspapers are likely to report that a 76-year-old Quaker lobby has done the careful, long-term work to end a war that has spread to 19 countries.

Support FCNL Breaking: House Passes AUMF Repeal  

Big news! The House just voted to repeal legislation that has been used by three presidents since 2001 to justify wars in 19 countries.

Update Emily Wirzba Published in Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability  

Congratulations to Emily Wirzba, FCNL Legislative Representative for Sustainable Energy and Environment, and our former Program Assistant for Communications, Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred! They wrote a chapter in the book Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability entitled “Lobbying for an Earth Restored: Friends Committee on National Legislation.”

Support FCNL Rejecting Cruelty Toward Our Immigrant Neighbors 

As we advocate for compassionate immigration policies to resolve the humanitarian crisis in our southern border, we need your support. Your gift before June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $145,000.

Many of the immigrants who are coming to the United States risk everything for the chance to escape violence in their home countries. They arrive seeking safety, and instead find new reasons to fear. Asylum seekers are indefinitely incarcerated. Families separated. Children caged.

Support FCNL Threatening War with Iran 

Can you help support our work to prevent war with Iran by donating today? Your gift before June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $145,000.

With warships on their way to the Persian Gulf and the White House reviewing plans to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East, the United States is setting up the possibility of war with Iran.

Event Listen to the Recording: Let’s Talk Climate Solutions with Rep. Costello  

Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) has been key to the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s work to foster bipartisan climate change action in Congress. On May 22, he joined FCNL advocates for a special climate briefing.

Statement Diane Randall: Today we renew our commitment to fully repeal the 2001 AUMF and bring an end to endless wars. 

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has kept the United States and much of the world in a perpetual state of war for nearly 18 years. On May 22, members of Congress and advocates participated in a press conference to call on Congress to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), prevent war with Iran, and reassert Congress's constitutional authority on matters of war and peace.

Background A Transformative Middle Ground 

Question & Answer with Andrew Tomlinson

Andrew Tomlinson heads the New York Office of the Quaker United Nations Office. He is a member of the Chatham-Summit Monthly Meeting in New Jersey.

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