Soon, Congress will choose how much taxpayer money each federal department will receive. Many of them oversee critical programs that benefit people, ranging from anti-hunger and housing programs, to education, and foreign aid.
Earlier this year President Donald Trump told Americans that, “great nations do not fight endless wars.” Yet his administration continues to drag the country towards another ruinous war without end, this time in Iran.
We need your help! The House will vote tomorrow to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 1585) or VAWA. Not only does this bill secure vital funding for victim services, it also expands tribal jurisdiction to prosecute non-Native American perpetrators of violence.
Today and tomorrow, I will be lobbying with more than 500 young adults from 38 states at FCNL’s Spring Lobby Weekend. We will be fanning out across Capitol Hill to urge our elected officials to meaningfully address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border.
The world is experiencing violence at levels not seen in the last 25 years. For the first time in history, violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement of people. Currently, the U.S. government lacks the capacity to prevent violent conflict or build long-term peace.
As Friends, we open ourselves through prayer to experiencing the presence of God—in the blades of grass, the clouds, and in one another. This practice of opening to experience the ordinary as holy is what drew me to worship among Friends. It leads me to a practice where I am exhorted to treat all others as God-ly.
Fantastic news! On March 7, Reps. Karen Bass (CA-37) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 1585). Not only does this bill secure vital funding for victim services, it also expands tribal jurisdiction to prosecute non-Native perpetrators of violence.
Congress has a chance to make our elections freer and fairer. The For the People Act (H.R. 1) just passed the house. Now the Senate must act. Act now to ensure that the Senate takes meaningful steps to address the serious flaws with the integrity of our elections.