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Background Rooting Out White Supremacy in our Nation 

What transpired in Charlottesville, VA unnerves and grieves us. It is a manifestation of fear and hatred that is contrary to the world we seek - a society with justice and equity for all.

Update One Step Forward and Another Step Back on Criminal Justice 

This month, our efforts on criminal justice reform have seen some positive developments in new legislation... and one particularly bad bill.

FCNL in the News Emancipation Without Freedom 

Racism and white supremacy, the malignant cancers plaguing America today, are a joint system destroying black and brown bodies. In the past, the Klan did that destroying. Today, statistics do. Those statistics amount to the erasure of people.

Urge Congress to Reject the Back the Blue Act  

We are deeply troubled by congressional support and momentum for the Back the Blue Act.

Update DOJ to Funnel More Than $1 billion into Mass Incarceration 

The President’s proposed budget recycles the same failed policies that have devastated communities. The Attorney General recently requested that federal prosecutors charge the highest provable offenses.

Statement Attorney General Sessions Escalates War on Drugs 

Mr. Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to impose overly harsh mandatory minimum sentences on drug crimes further devastating communities that need help.

Mass Incarceration and the Cycle of Poverty 

A fact sheet on why lifting the collateral bans on TANF, SNAP, Pell Grants, and access to affordable housing for federal drug convictions can start the process of ending mass incarceration, poverty, and give opportunity and second chances to a condemned population.

Update We Remember You 

Day of Remembrance of Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

May 5 has been chosen as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Reps. Chaffetz (UT) and Grijalva (AZ) have proposed a resolution, H. Res. 222, calling on Congress to support the Day.

Update Justice for Native Youth 

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is being reauthorized in Congress this spring. How will it work for Native youth?

Update Why We Need Second Chances 

In a new book, Yale Law professor James Forman, calls us to redefine our core values by asking, “What if we strove for compassion, for mercy, for forgiveness? And what if we did this for everybody, including people who have harmed others?”

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