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Press Release 19 Members of Congress Speak Out for Palestinian Children's Human Rights 

Nineteen members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging the Department of State to prioritize Israel's treatment of Palestinian children in the U.S. bilateral relationship with Israel.

Statement Statement on Climate Encyclical 

Moral Courage and Climate Change

The Friends Committee on National Legislation joins with people of all faiths who are excited and grateful at the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Praised Be: On the Care of our Common Home.”

Update Three Reasons Why We Should Stay Calm about Putin's Nuclear Announcement 

On June 16, Putin announced that Russia would deploy 40 new nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) in order to boost its nuclear arsenal. While this statement is a step in the wrong direction, there are three important reasons why no one should be panicking.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: The Illusion of Security 

Since 9/11, the U.S. has dramatically expanded its so-called security assistance programs, which provide training, support and weapons to armies and police forces around the world. Our country now provides military and police aid to more than 130 nations in an effort to combat violent extremism.

Update How Do We Act Justly 

The shocking murder of nine African-American people by a young white man in a Charleston, South Carolina church last week has focused the country on the sad fact that racial hatred leading to deadly violence is alive in our country.

Update The Quest for Equal Voting Rights 

Native Americans can face great obstacles in the United States when it comes to registering to vote, accessing polling places and actually casting their votes.

Update The Sun Goes Down on the Patriot Act 

Steps are being made to dismantle the mass surveillance infrastructure built in the “war on terror” era.

Advocacy Resource Advocacy Teams Toolkit 

Advocacy Teams can find lobbying, media, and organizing resources and report back on their work.

Work with FCNL Advocacy Teams 

Quaker Vision. Collective Action.

Advocacy Teams are Quakers and friends from across the country who use their power as constituents to make change in Washington.

Update Essential Reforms to Mass Surveillance 

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill called the “USA FREEDOM Act” that purports to tackle mass surveillance—an issue that affects hundreds of millions of Americans. But the USA FREEDOM Act is not real reform. Instead of meaningfully restoring American civil liberties, it instead preserves bulk data collection and ultimately fails to end mass surveillance. Thankfully, the USA Freedom Act did not pass the Senate. If it had, it would have effectively solidified the NSA’s unconstitutional spying of Americans—again.

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