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Press Release Quaker Lobby says Reject More Unchecked War Funding 

In response to this week’s final agreement on the National Defense Authorization Act, Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Executive Secretary Diane Randall released the following statement:

Statement Reject Unchecked War Funding 

As an organization called by faith to seek a more peaceful, more just world based on respect for international law and human rights, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urges members of Congress to vote NO on the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Letter FCNL Joins Faith Coalition Calling for Significant Cuts in Pentagon Spending 

Today, FCNL joined 31 other faith organizations and 70 faith leaders in drafting and delivering an open letter to all 2020 presidential candidates. The letter urges them to call for significant cuts to the nation’s military budget and a renewed investment in funding for education, healthcare, and other vital domestic programs.

Background Endless Wars, Endless Environmental Harm 

The U.S. military, concerned about impacts on active and current operations, has begun actively preparing their own solutions to address the climate crisis.

Update Right Time, Right Place: Grateful for Your Advocacy 

In this season of thanksgiving, I am reflecting on how very grateful I am for FCNL’s network of advocates.

Update Senate Investigation into CIA Torture Hits the Big Screen 

Currently in theaters and premiering Nov. 29 on Amazon Prime, “The Report” recounts a five-year effort by Senate staff to investigate the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks. The resulting report—known as the Torture Report—revealed the staggering extent of the CIA’s disturbing and unethical interrogation program.

Update Building the Movement for a New Peaceful Foreign Policy  

Annual Meeting 2019

FCNL's senior strategist and legislative director for foreign policy, Diana Ohlbaum, delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2019.

Update Why Congress Needs to Reassert its Power to End Endless War 

Annual Meeting 2019

FCNL's legislative director on militarism and human rights, Heather Brandon-Smith, delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2019.

Action Alert You, Me, and 400 advocates on Capitol Hill: Let's lift our voices for peace! 

This week, I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. We will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, urging them to act for peace by repealing the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) – the law that authorized the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Update Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Introduces War Powers Resolution at FCNL Advocacy Teams Summit 

Annual Meeting 2019

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) joined members of FCNL’s Advocacy Teams to announce her new War Powers Reform Resolution.

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