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Action Alert Important Vote Pending: Congressional Negotiations Could End or Prevent Three Wars 

Right now, we have a unique opportunity to end two wars and prevent a new one from starting.

Update Lobbying and Advocacy During Summer Recess 

FCNL constituents visited local congressional offices across the country this summer while Congress was home for the August recess. Working with staff from our Washington office, volunteers organized more than 129 lobby visits or in some cases just dropped by congressional offices.

Background Advocacy Teams Summit 

November 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Join us on Nov. 13 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. for the Annual Advocacy Teams Summit. We will look at the incredible work we have accomplished together, meet fellowship, and plan for an impactful 2020.

Update The 2001 AUMF and Afghanistan, 18 Years Later 

On this day 18 years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Press Release Faith Groups Urge Congress to Prevent Unauthorized War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), along with over 50 national faith organizations, urged Congress to prevent an unauthorized war with Iran.

Letter FCNL and 50+ Faith Groups Call on Congress to Prevent War With Iran 

In a letter sent to congressional leadership today, more than 50 national faith organizations urged Congress to support a key provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent war with Iran. This provision, passed earlier by the House, would block government funds from being used in a war with Iran without congressional authorization.

Update A Repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF is Long Overdue 

On Sept. 10, FCNL joined 61 other groups from across the political spectrum to urge Congress to reassert its authority over war by repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2002 Iraq AUMF is what allowed the U.S. to levy war against the Saddam Hussein regime. Now, 17 years after its enactment, it is long past time to put this law to rest.

Letter Coalition Calls for Immediate Medical Treatment for Guantanamo Detainee 

FCNL joined 11 other organizations focused on human rights and civil liberties to express their dismay over the treatment of Sharqawi Al Hajj. Al Hajj, who has spent the last fifteen years in Guantanamo Bay, is in desperate need of an independent medical examination following a recent suicide attempt. Our coalition called on Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to immediately give Al Hajj the outside treatment he needs.

Press Release Congress Must Seize This Opportunity to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Washington, DC – Today, a nationwide group of 62 organizations came together to send an unequivocal message to Congress: Now is the time to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq (2002 AUMF).

Letter FCNL Joins 60+ Groups Urging Repeal of 2002 AUMF in Defense Policy Bill 

House and Senate negotiators are currently working on a final policy bill that will direct the Pentagon’s efforts over the next year. On Sept. 10, FCNL joined a diverse group of organizations from across the ideological spectrum in sending a letter to House and Senate leaders of the Armed Services Committees. Together they urged them to preserve the Lee amendment to repeal of the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA).

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