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Letter 46 Groups Urge Congress to Repeal 2002 Iraq War Authorization 

The House will vote this Thursday on repeal of the 2002 Iraq War Authorization. On Jan. 27, FCNL joined a diverse group of organizations from across the ideological spectrum in sending a letter to Congress in support of repeal. Specifically, the groups urged representatives to vote for an amendment to H.R. 550, the Gold Medal Act of 2019. This amendment is nearly identical to Rep. Barbara Lee’s (CA-13) NDAA provision repealing the 2002 Iraq War Authorization, which the House passed last summer, as well as her standalone repeal bill, H.R. 2456.

Legislative Ask Repeal the 2002 Iraq War Authorization 

Congress Must Take Back War Powers

Seventeen years have passed since Congress adopted the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, which served as the basis for U.S. military action against the Saddam Hussein regime.

Statement The Only America We Know Is an America at War 

As young adults, we only faintly remember what life was like before Sept. 11, if we remember at all. Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, we have made it through elementary, middle, and high school. We’ve applied to colleges, finished our degrees, moved away from home, and entered the workforce—and the entire time, the U.S. has been carrying out military actions halfway across the world.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Rejection of War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation welcomes the clear message sent by the House of Representatives last evening that war with Iran has not been authorized and attacks must cease. In a bipartisan vote of 224-194, the House invoked the War Powers Act, directing the president to terminate the use of the military to engage in hostilities in or against Iran. The Senate is expected to take up similar legislation as soon as next week.

Advocacy Resource War is Not the Answer 

MLK’s Words Endure as an Anti-War Sign

It was post-9/11, and Friends in Atlanta Friends Meeting wanted to publicly witness against war. Friends listened to their hearts’ stirrings during business meeting, and “War is Not the Answer” became the Meeting’s new yard sign.

Update Relentless Advocacy  

This year, Congress finally took important, bipartisan votes to end endless war. Despite growing recognition of the need to assert congressional authority over war, lawmakers ultimately failed to do so.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Global Fragility Act Inclusion in FY20 Spending Bills 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation praised the inclusion of the Global Fragility Act of 2019, unanimously passed by the House earlier this year, in the bipartisan federal funding package for fiscal 2020. The funding package deal is expected to be passed by Congress and signed into law shortly.

Update Silver Linings in the NDAA’s Dark Cloud 

The final agreement on the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) came as both a shock and a disappointment to FCNL.

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).

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