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Update How Did Your Rep Vote on Endless War? 

War is not working. We know this much as we watch the carnage in Syria, the collapse of Afghanistan, the ongoing consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the spread of violent extremist attacks.

Update Victory! Senate Rejects More Money for the Pentagon 

In late May, we told you about a back-room deal that could give $17 billion more to the Pentagon -- and that would have kept the vote off the record. You stepped up, making hundreds of calls opposing the deal. 

Action Alert Five Ways to Love Thy Neighbor 

As a country, we need to move from slogans to action. Here are five steps we can all take to help Congress act to make #LoveThyNeighbor more than a hashtag.

Update What We're Reading: "Do Not Resist" and the Crisis of Police Militarization 

A new documentary renews the conversation about policing in the United States and how inappropriate military tools are for this job.

Statement FCNL Statement on Administration’s Plan to Close Guantanamo 

The White House released today a plan for the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Yasmine Taeb, FCNL’s lobbyist on human rights and civil liberties made the following statement.

Update The President's Budget First Take: What We Like, What We Want to Change 

We were delighted to see that the budget President Barack Obama sent to Congress Tuesday included programs that would lift half a million people out of poverty, reduce child hunger and provide funding to begin to address the impacts of harmful climate change on the world.

Background Translating Principles into Dollars 

The reason the budget is so interesting — and important — is because it requires the government to make real choices about our priorities and values as a country.

Update Paris, Beirut, and Syria 

The temptation to react to violence with fear and more violence is strong. The recent terror attacks in Paris and Beirut are tragic and demand a response. But a response based on fear will not lead to security or peace. A response based on fear can lead to the sacrifice of the very freedoms we cherish.

Statement We Must Not Act in Fear 

The message of these most recent attacks is universal: every person should be afraid. Our responses to that message, however, need not accept the invitation to fear. Rejecting fear gives us space to think rationally about the responses that will ensure our collective safety over the long term.

Update Budget Update: Wins for the Department of Defense 

Monday night (October 26, 2015), House and Senate budget negotiators agreed on a deal – a budget that will cover FY 2016 (which started October 1 this year) and FY 2017.

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