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Background Witnessing Against a Dangerous New Nuke 

Question & Answer with Anthony Wier

Nuclear weapons — no matter the size — must never be used. This message is at the heart of FCNL’s work to stop the deployment of the so-called low-yield nuclear warheads on U.S. Navy submarines.

Update Appropriations Bills Restrain Authority to Conduct War and Build Nuclear Weapons 

The $1 trillion package of FY2020 spending bills that passed the House in June contained important victories for reining in the aggressive and militaristic U.S. approach to national security.

Update Major Progress on Defense Policy Bill 

Last week brought major victories for FCNL’s lobbying priorities when the House moved to reject unnecessary and destabilizing new weapons systems, and preserve longstanding treaties.

Letter FCNL Joins Coalition Opposing Pentagon Spending Levels 

On June 24, a broad and bi-partisan coalition sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to oppose a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 that provides $750 billion for Pentagon spending.

Update Honoring Senator Richard Lugar's Legacy 

Richard Lugar was laid to rest last week in his home state of Indiana.

Letter Dozen of NGOs Speak Out Against the New "Low-Yield" Nuke 

FCNL and a coalition of NGOs sent a letter to Sen. Jack Reed (RI), ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, asking him to deny funding for and bar deployment of the new W76-2 "low-yield" nuclear warhead.

Letter FCNL Calls on Congressional Democratic Leaders to Support No First Use of Nuclear Weapons 

On April 26, FCNL and partner organizations sent letters to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) calling on them to co-sponsor H.R. 921 and S.272, which would make it U.S. policy to not use nuclear weapons first.

Background Nuclear Weapons 

With a flash of light in 1945, American scientists brought nuclear weapons into the world. The faith of Quakers is grounded in the belief that there is that of God in every person. The awful power of nuclear weapons indiscriminately threatens all people.

Event Executive Director of Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN, Energizes Quaker Welcome Center 

On Monday, March 4, FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall joined Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), in front of a packed Quaker Welcome Center and Facebook Live audience for a conversation about ICAN’s campaign to transform the global conversation about eliminating all nuclear weapons.

Update We Must Stick to North Korean Diplomacy: It's our Only Option 

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un walked away from their Hanoi summit without a deal. Both sides now must make sure this missed opportunity does not set off a new downward spiral in U.S.-North Korea relations.

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