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Update Let's Talk About Fear 

We have fears about harm that could happen to us and harm that could happen to our loved ones. These fears cause us to do all kinds of things to protect ourselves and our property—including buying expensive security systems and fortifying ourselves with weapons.

Update Kate Gould and Yasmine Taeb Speak at Netroots Nation 

July 16, 2016 in St. Louis, MO

On Saturday, July 16, FCNL's Human Rights and Civil Liberties lobbyist Yasmine Taeb spoke on a panel with Reps. Keith Ellison (MN) and Jan Schakowsky (IL) at the progressive conference Netroots Nation. FCNL's Middle East lobbyist Kate Gould moderated the panel.

FCNL in the News The Politics of Islamophobia 

Western Friend interviewed FCNL's Yasmine Taeb about the politics of Islamophobia and how it impacts her lobbying efforts on Syrian refugees and other issues.

Letter Cut Pentagon Spending in FY 2017 NDAA 

The positions laid out in this coalition letter safeguard taxpayer dollars from wasteful practices and allow for greater openness in the weapons procurement process.

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.

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