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Legislative Ask Say NO to War with Iran 

Co-sponsor S. 1039/H.R. 2354

The U.S. administration is beating the drums for war with Iran. Last spring, the president pulled our nation out of the Iran nuclear deal, even though Iran remains in compliance with the agreement. In the fall, National Security Adviser John Bolton directed the Pentagon to develop military options for attacking Iran. Most recently, President Trump – over the objections of the Pentagon -- designated a branch of Iran’s security forces as a terrorist organization, which could make negotiations with Iran more difficult and increase the risk of conflict.

Action Alert Stop the March to War with Iran  

Earlier this year President Donald Trump said, “Great nations do not fight endless wars.” Yet his administration continues to drag our country towards war, this time with Iran.

Letter Letter to Congress: Fund a More Peaceful, Sustainable, and Compassionate Foreign Policy 

In the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process, Congress should prioritize funding for peacebuilding, international environmental programs, and refugee protection.

Action Alert A Veto Won’t Stop Our Work for Peace in Yemen 

On April 16, President Trump vetoed S.J.Res. 7, a bipartisan resolution approved by solid majorities of the House and Senate to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Letter 18 Organizations Support Resolution for Humanitarian Funding in Gaza 

FCNL joins 17 other organizations in supporting S.Res. 171, Senator Merkley's resolution to restore humanitarian funding to the West Bank and Gaza. Read our full statement below.

Support FCNL Major Victory for Yemen – Let’s Keep Up the Momentum  

FCNL is strongly committed to achieving peace in Yemen. On March 13, we celebrated Senate passage of S.J. Res. 7, a bill requiring the President to end American military participation in this conflict. Less than a month later, on April 4, the House approved the same measure, for the first time since the Vietnam war sending legislation to the President’s desk that enforces the War Powers Act.

Event Living the Palestine Experience by Arthur Meyer Boyd and Margaret Boyd Meyer 

May 8, 2019 | Quaker Welcome Center and Online

Under military occupation in Palestine, a Quaker school is thriving. How are Quaker values providing hope and building a foundation for a peaceful, just future? How does the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affect daily life in Israel and Palestine? What might the future hold for this troubled region? Join us for the next Quaker Change Maker series event to hear how from Friends Arthur Meyer Boyd and Margaret Boyd Meyer.

FCNL in the News Congress Finally Pushes Back Against the Imperial Presidency With Vote to Cut US Support for War in Yemen 

“Today is a historic day for peace,” Diane Randall, the executive director of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, which has been in the forefront of the struggle to end US support for the Saudi-led war and the de-facto blockade of Yemen, declared shortly after Thursday’s vote.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Welcomes Bipartisan Bill Stopping March to War with Iran  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded today’s introduction of the “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019,” which would deny funding to a military attack against Iran without the authorization of Congress.

Press Release In Historic Yemen Vote, House Reasserts War Authority to Advance Peace 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) celebrated House passage of S.J. Res. 7 by a 247-175 margin, requiring the President to end American military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

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