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Legislative Ask No More Blank Check for War 

Congress Must Decide When the U.S. Goes to War

Since 9/11, three different U.S. presidents have used the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the 2002 Iraq AUMF to justify U.S. military action across the globe without effective Congressional review. At the end of 2018, according to public records, U.S. military personnel were deployed and equipped for combat in 18 different countries.

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.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Optimistic on Peace as Congress Passes Elie Wiesel Act  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded both houses of Congress for passing the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158) at the end of its final session. Named after Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the bill ensures the U.S. government is equipped with the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes of violent conflict worldwide.

Statement U.S. Military Troops Should Leave Syria, But We Can’t Abandon the Region 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation welcomes the announced withdrawal of U.S. military troops from Syria and the reduction of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Press Release Senate Votes to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen as Peace Talks Progress 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today celebrated both the historic Senate vote to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and the breakthrough in the Yemen peace negotiations.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Senate for Passing Elie Wiesel Act, Preventing Genocide and Violent Conflict 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded the Senate for passing the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158). Named after Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the bill ensures the U.S. government is equipped with the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes of violent conflict.

Background Human Rights Week of Action: Interview with Diane Randall 

December 10th marked Washington, D.C.'s 10th anniversary as a Human Rights City. FCNL Program Assistant for Militarism and Human Rights, Emmet Hollingshead, recently sat down with Executive Secretary Diane Randall to discuss the importance of human rights in D.C., and what it means to live in a Human Rights City.

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.

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