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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
The Trump Administration has eliminated U.S. funding for the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) and other humanitarian programs in the West Bank and Gaza. In response, FCNL joined a broad faith coalition urging Congress to restore funding for these vital, life saving programs for Palestinians.
Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s landmark Senate vote to end American involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The legislation (S.J. Res 7), passed 54-46, enforces the 1973 War Powers Act by ending American military participation in a war that has killed untold thousands and put millions of Yemenis on the brink of starvation.