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Press Release Quaker Lobby Condemns Congressional Vote to Fund Dangerous New “Low-Yield” Nuclear Warhead 

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Washington, DC (July 27, 2018) – The Quaker lobby, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) condemned the House of Representatives vote to fund a new nuclear missile warhead as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act.

Background A Quiet But Bustling Place on Capitol Hill 

Quaker Welcome Center

Last October, FCNL opened the Quaker Welcome Center (QWC) in an adjoining townhouse. Completely renovated as a green building, the center is a cozy event space for dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability. It is a place where we train advocates and offer a time for silent reflection.

Update Dismantling Racism in U.S. Foreign Policy 

A conversation with Salih Booker

On June 26, Salih Booker from the Center for International Policy led a stimulating conversation with FCNL’s staff and network on structural racism that permeates U.S. foreign policy.

Letter 49 Members of Congress Send Letter to Senate Opposing AUMF 2018 

On May 15, 2018, a bipartisan group of 49 members of Congress sent a letter to Chairman Corker (TN) and Ranking Member Menendez (NJ) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stating their opposition to the AUMF 2018. The letter was led by Representatives Barbara Lee (CA) and Walter Jones (SC).

Letter FCNL and 23 Organizations Send Letter to Senate Opposing Broad War Authorization 

On May 15, 2018, FCNL along with 23 other organizations sent a letter to Chairman Corker (TN) and Ranking Member Menendez (NJ) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee opposing the new Authorization for Use of Military Force 2018.

Legislative Ask End Blank Check for War 

Three Presidents have used the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force to justify unrestrained U.S. military action across the globe – effectively ceding Congress’ constitutional duty to decide where and when our country goes to war.

Press Release FCNL Denounces Senate Vote on CIA Director 

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Washington, DC (May 17, 2018)—The Quaker lobby, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), today denounced the Senate’s vote to confirm Gina Haspel to serve as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Background Question for Candidates: Ensure the U.S. Has Peacebuilding Tools 

Before, during, and after a conflict, the U.S. can work to build peace -- if our government invests in the institutions and personnel necessary for peacebuilding to succeed.

Background Question for Candidates: The Iran Nuclear Deal 

The Iran nuclear deal successfully closed off Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon and made the world safer. U.S. and Israeli security officials have attested that the deal with working and that Tehran has upheld its commitments.

Background Question for Candidates: Pentagon Spending 

FCNL does not support spending taxpayer money on war and violence. Yet even those who support some military spending can agree that Pentagon spending is out of control.

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