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Letter Pro-Diplomacy Organizations: NDAA Conferees Must Honor Bipartisan Majority’s Opposition to Unauthorized War With Iran 

FCNL joined 30 organizations in sending a letter to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conferees expressing opposition to war with Iran, and urging them to retain bipartisan language to prohibit funds for military action against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress. The conferees are working together to resolve the differences between the defense authorization bills passed separately by the Senate and the House.

Statement Diana Ohlbaum Statement On Congressional Action To Stop War With Iran 

Recently, FCNL joined Senators, House members, and many other faith groups at a rally calling for legislation to prevent unauthorized war with Iran, an issue FCNL has been working hard on for months, if not years.

Update House Votes to End War with Iraq, Prevent War with Iran 

The House of Representatives also adopted bipartisan amendments to the annual defense policy bill which advance our work on nuclear weapons, climate, ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen, and more.

In a pair of stunning victories last week, the House of Representatives adopted bipartisan amendments to the annual defense policy bill that would repeal the 17-year-old authority to engage in a war with Iraq and prohibit spending on an unauthorized war with Iran. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 (NDAA) then passed the House by a final vote of 220-97, without any Republican votes.

Advocacy Resource August Recess: A Time for Action 

Congress is home - “Drop-by” their office for a visit!

Every member of Congress will be home for the entire month of August – from August 2-September 8. There’s no better time to drop-by local congressional offices to talk about the policy issues that you care about. We want to help you be as effective as possible.

Press Release House Votes to End War with Iraq, Prevent War with Iran 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded today’s House votes repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq (2002 AUMF) and preventing a new unauthorized war with Iran.

Event Interfaith Conference to End Drone Warfare Offers Opportunity for Activism 

September 27-29, 2019 | Princeton, NJ

One of the most chilling aspects of the United State’s Forever Wars has been the increasingly common practice of drone warfare. Yet even as this practice has become more common, it has received a disappointing lack of attention from members of Congress.

Event Upcoming Advocacy Teams Info Call 

Advocacy Teams Trainer Sarah Freeman-Woolpert will discuss how to start or join an Advocacy Team and work to mobilize your community to advocate for peace with justice.

Update The Power of Persistence: House Moves to End Endless War 

On June 19, for the first time in nearly two decades of endless war, a full chamber of Congress voted to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which has been used by three consecutive presidents to justify military engagements around the world with little congressional oversight.

Letter FCNL Joins Coalition Calling to Rein in Wasteful Pentagon Spending 

On July 8, FCNL joined with 13 other organizations from across the ideological spectrum to send a letter to key House leaders about proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act. Read the letter below.

Press Release PRESS ADVISORY: Faith Leaders Call for Diplomacy, Not War, With Iran 

Christian leaders release unprecedented statement in response to the growing threat of war with Iran

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 9, national faith leaders will convene on Capitol Hill to speak out against a morally and religiously indefensible war with Iran. Amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran, speakers will call on all Christian leaders, theologians, clergy, and laypersons to choose peace over more war. The speakers will also call on legislators to support an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the president cannot take unauthorized unilateral military action in or against Iran.

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