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Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Finding Common Ground 

The coming weeks and months will not be easy. This election season has, even more than usual, foregrounded our divisions. But now we must take on the real work: finding the common ground that lies beneath.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Nuclear Weapons 

In three areas in particular, FCNL is working to keep U.S. nuclear policies from backtracking on even the modest gains of the past few years: halting modernization of the nuclear arsenal, blocking a new nuclear cruise missile, and supporting nonproliferation funding.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Israel-Palestine 

In the midst of a stalemate, FCNL is pressing for U.S. policy steps that could have a big impact on people's lives, improve security, and decrease the divisions that are driving violent extremism.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Questions for Candidates 

Candidates are working to secure your vote. They’re auditioning, if you will, for the role of your representative, senator, or president. They want to convince you that they are the best candidates for the job — and that gives you opportunities to share with the candidates what matters to you. They’re listening. What are they hearing from you?

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Building Relationships with Congress 

The partnership between FCNL’s lobbyists in Washington and constituents in the district is powerful. Our staff are knowledgeable about the Washington landscape and work closely with congressional staff on Capitol Hill. But the people with the most influence on a member of Congress are their constituents.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Native American Advocacy 

Almost every issue that Congress addresses affects Native American communities — land and natural resources; relations with other governments; and financial resources for education, health care, housing, and economic development.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Peacebuilding 

In the past decade we have made progress on infusing a peacebuilding approach into some parts of the U.S. government.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: The Illusion of Security 

Since 9/11, the U.S. has dramatically expanded its so-called security assistance programs, which provide training, support and weapons to armies and police forces around the world. Our country now provides military and police aid to more than 130 nations in an effort to combat violent extremism.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Mass Incarceration 

Incarceration in the U.S. has gone beyond a system of rehabilitation, retribution or even deterrence. It has become mass incarceration—a set of practices designed to exert control over entire swaths of the population.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Climate Change 

The scientific fact of climate change is well-established. Its consequences are frightening. For many of us, the pace of congressional action and the resistance of some members is heartbreaking.

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