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Update This Week with North Korea 

Tensions with North Korea escalated dramatically this week. President Trump threatened "fire and fury" against North Korea, while North Korea boasted of plans to splash missiles in the waters around Guam, a U.S. territory home to more than 162,000 people.

Update Minute By Baltimore Yearly Meeting as to Consideration of U.S. Renewed Military Action Against North Korea 

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (“BYM”) of the Religious Society of Friends (“Quakers”) urges U.S. leaders to resist any temptation to a military strike against North Korea.

Update Of Hope and Determination 

In the midst of tough votes on Pentagon spending, the health care victory this week shows the power of constituent action -- and hope for a way forward.

Event Upcoming Advocacy Workshops 

We're on the road giving you the skills you need to effect real, concrete change with Congress. We hope you can join us for a workshop in your area, as we launch new Advocacy Teams around the country.

Action Alert Vote This Week on More Money for War 

The House passed the military "minibus" 235-192 in a nearly party-line vote.

Legislative Ask Reject More Money for War, Cuts in Security at Home 

In September, Congress will make some of the most important and potentially most dangerous decisions about budget priorities and spending that our country has seen in decades.

Update Conference Call: A More Just, Peaceful Budget 

July 25, 2017 Conference Call

Join lobbyists Amelia Kegan and Anthony Wier to learn about what is happening on the budget debate here in Washington, DC. Find out where things stand in the House and Senate, what the timeline for action is, and most importantly, what you can do to take action for a more just budget.

Statement FCNL Urges Congress to Rein in War Authority as House Foreign Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on the AUMF 

Even after the hearing itself has ended, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb said, members of the committee should engage in a rigorous debate on war authority and work towards repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Background Get the Facts: Pentagon Spending 

The United States should not increase the military budget as some Congressional leaders are urging. Review five fact sheets on why a Pentagon spending increase will be a waste of funds and not make America any safer.

Statement FCNL Denounces Removal of Rep. Barbara Lee's Bipartisan Amendment to Repeal 2001 AUMF 

Weeks after the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), Speaker Paul Ryan stripped the amendment from the FY2018 Defense Appropriations Bill just before midnight on July 18th.

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