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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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