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Update One Last Chance: Congress is Preparing the Most Impactful Bill of the Year 

We’re at a decision point. As unemployment, hunger, and housing insecurity rise, Congress is negotiating the single most important bill for the remainder of 2020.

Update My Journey With Peacebuilding and Quakerism 

Growing up, my friends and peers would always choose me as the voice to speak out against societal injustices. As I grew older, these early experiences led me to begin advocating against domestic and sexual violence against women and children.

Update John Lewis: A Life of Fierce Love 

John Lewis lived a life of fierce love. Civil rights icon, human rights defender, and conscience of the Congress, John Lewis will be sorely missed by the nation, his colleagues in Congress, and by all who loved and respected him.

Update Transparency and Accountability are Necessary to Protect Black Communities 

Black communities deal constantly with police harassment and violence. Some law enforcement agencies had made positive steps to curb these abuses, but these reforms must be coupled with increased transparency and oversight.

Legislative Ask Reduce Pentagon Spending 

As the country struggles with a pandemic and a devastating economic downturn, Congress is moving to fund the Pentagon and defense contractors as if nothing has changed. The United States is poised to spend $741 billion on the Pentagon and nuclear weapons in fiscal year 2021.

Update Administration Finalizes Harmful Changes to NEPA 

This month, the Trump administration finalized the detrimental changes proposed earlier this year to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Action Alert Now is the Time to Demilitarize Policing! 

Weeks have passed since the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police. In response, thousands of people have taken to the streets. Our changed consciousness has created an important movement, one in which we’re called to act.

Update Don’t Let Congress Stick Its Head in the Sand on Pentagon Spending 

There are some things that can’t be put back in the box. And others that shouldn’t.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Three House Votes to End and Prevent War 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded yesterday’s votes in the House Appropriations Committee to adopt three amendments from Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) to reassert Congress’s constitutional authority over war powers.

Update What Does "Nonpartisan" Mean in 2020? 

What does it look like to be “non-partisan”? In 2020, this question takes on new and complex facets.

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