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Update With Grassroots Voices, Change Can Happen in Congress 

I got my first in-depth education on the Yemen crises at a panel featuring Shireen Al-Adiemi, a Yemeni activist and contributor to the magazine In These Times. Beyond the humanitarian catastrophe and the complex history of the Yemen war, Shireen’s description of Saudi Arabia’s use of Al-Qaeda fighters and Sudanese child soldiers in their war against the Houthi army really disturbed me.

Update The 2001 AUMF and Afghanistan, 18 Years Later 

On this day 18 years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Press Release Faith Groups Urge Congress to Prevent Unauthorized War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), along with over 50 national faith organizations, urged Congress to prevent an unauthorized war with Iran.

Letter Faith Leaders Call for U.S. Leadership to Engage Peace Process in Israel/Palestine 

On the heels of the Israeli election and with the U.S. Administration preparing to release the political component of its peace plan for Israel/Palestine, 22 Christian leaders, including FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall, wrote to President Trump outlining their recommendations for U.S. policies that would help bring about a just and lasting end to the conflict in Israel-Palestine.

FCNL in the News Hassan El-Tayyab on KPFK 90.7FM's Middle East in Focus 

On Sunday September 8, FCNL's Middle East Policy lobbyist Hassan El-Tayyab sat down for an in-depth interview about the war in Yemen on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles.

Press Release Congress Must Seize This Opportunity to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Washington, DC – Today, a nationwide group of 62 organizations came together to send an unequivocal message to Congress: Now is the time to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq (2002 AUMF).

Press Release National Advocacy Groups Urge Democratic Leaders to Stand Firm on Ending US Support for Yemen War 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and more than 60 national advocacy groups today urged congressional leaders to end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their war against the Houthis in Yemen.

Letter 60+ National Advocacy Groups Urge Democratic Leaders to Stand Firm on ending U.S. Support for Saudi-UAE War in Yemen 

FCNL joined more than 60 national advocacy groups in sending a letter to leaders in the House and Senate, urging an end to all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in their war against the Houthis in Yemen.

Letter Bipartisan Group Urges Congress to Prevent War Through NDAA 

Progressive and conservative advocacy groups are united in calling on Congress to make ending and preventing war a top priority in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Legislative Ask End U.S. Complicity in Yemen War 

Khanna-Smith-Schiff-Jayapal NDAA amendment

In the coming weeks, House and Senate leadership will decide which provisions will remain in the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Different versions of the bill passed each chamber over the summer, and House-Senate negotiators are now working out a final agreement.

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