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Background Annual Meeting 2018: Advocacy Teams Summit 

On Wednesday, November 28th 80 advocacy team members from 25 states, 41 teams gathered together to learn and build relationships across the country.

Update Pentagon Flunks its Audit; Congress Must Demand Accountability 

Last month, the Pentagon finally completed its first ever department-wide audit. It failed.

Press Release Senate Votes for Ending Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic Senate vote to advance legislation ending American participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It calls on the Senate to immediately vote on final passage, and for the House to also take up this legislation and end illegal military involvement in Yemen’s civil war once and for all.

Press Release Nuclear Forces Treaty Needed to Keep the Peace in Europe 

Washington – The Friends Committee today urged President Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) between Russia and the United States.

Update The Economic Cost of Violence 

In addition to causing immense human suffering, violent conflict has a substantial financial cost. It is in the economic interests of the United States to switch from a policy of military intervention to one of conflict prevention.

Press Release FCNL Welcomes New Ways to Track Ongoing Police Militarization 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today applauded House appropriators taking several modest steps to change a 1997 law that created a pipeline of weapons and materials between the Pentagon and local police departments. The pipeline is known as the 1033 program after a provision in the recently renewed National Defense Authorization Act.

Update Hungry Children Cannot Eat Warplanes 

Amid a Washington frenzied these past weeks over hurricanes, high-level convictions, tell-all books, and high-stakes nomination hearings, you might not have heard that Congress has just reached a final deal for a massive $717 billion Pentagon spending measure.

Update Ending the Illegal U.S. War in Yemen 

Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Adam Smith (WA-09) announced that they will soon be introducing legislation to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen which has plunged it into the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

Action Alert End the U.S. War in Yemen 

As early as this week, the Senate could vote on ending the illegal U.S. war in Yemen.

FCNL in the News Voters Will Punish Congress for Ignoring Duty on War and Peace 

The Founders carefully constructed a system of checks and balances on decisions over war and peace, which has completely broken down. The biggest foreign policy choice of all — going to war — now lies with just one man.

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