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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.

Letter Faith Groups Reject President Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Golan Heights Annexation 

Following President Donald Trump's declaration recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, FCNL joined nine other faith organizations in issuing the following statement.

Letter FCNL Joins 17 Faith Groups Supporting Palestinian Aid 

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.

Update Success for Yemen in the Senate!  

With your help, the Senate just took a major step forward to advance peace in Yemen.

Press Release Senate Votes to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

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.

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