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Press Release Quakers Applaud Senate Passage of Savanna’s Act 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomed the passage of Savanna’s Act (S.1942) by the Senate. The bill is now headed to the House for their approval. Savanna’s Act is named after Savanna LaFontaine Greywind, a Dakota woman eight-months pregnant who went missing and was found brutally murdered in August 2017.

Update Progress is Possible 

In these hyperpartisan times, it can sometimes feel like we spend much of our energy on damage control. Last week demonstrated that our advocacy and lobbying is making real, impactful change.

Action Alert Progress on Protections for Native Women!  

Yesterday Savanna’s Act (S.1942/H.R.4485) was unanimously passed out of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. It now awaits action from the full Senate.

Quakers Laud Committee Passage of Savanna’s Act; Urges Full Senate Action 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today welcomes the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs’ approval of Savanna’s Act (S.1942/H.R.4485). The bill is now in the hands of the full Senate. Savanna’s Act is named after Savanna LaFontaine Greywind, a Dakota woman eight-months pregnant who went missing and was found brutally murdered in August 2017.

Letter FCNL's Written Testimony Supporting Savanna's Act Added to Congressional Record 

FCNL submitted written testimony supporting S.1942 Savanna's Act prior to markup on November 14, 2018. Savanna's Act was then passed with unanimous support of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Here's what we wrote.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

October 2018

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).

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September 2018

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).

Legislative Ask Tribal Provisions in the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act 

Native women experience violent crimes at significantly higher rates compared to other women in the United States. Most of these crimes involve non-Native perpetrators which tribes have limited jurisdiction over. While the federal government has jurisdiction in Indian Country, it lacks the resources to effectively prosecute crimes committed on tribal lands. Non-Native offenders regularly avoid prosecution for crimes such as sexual assault and domestic violence.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Urges Lawmakers to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act  

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Washington, DC (July 30, 2018) – The Quaker lobby, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) called on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (H.R. 6545). Led by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), the bill seeks to expand protections to women victims of violence.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

July 2018

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).

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