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Update The Justice Act is All Studies and No Solutions 

Comparing the Justice Act and the Justice in Policing Act

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Rayshard Brooks, and countless others have laid bare the problems with the American policing system. Recently, Sen. Tim Scott (SC) proposed the Justice Act (S. 3985) as a response to this ongoing crisis. This bill, though, falls far short of the moment that inspired it.

Update The Senate Armed Services Committee Wants to Speed Up a Return to Nuclear Testing. That’s a Terrible Idea. 

Behind the closed doors of a secret Senate Armed Services Committee markup last week, Sen. Tom Cotton (AR) introduced an amendment, which passed on a party line vote, to provide funding to speed up a possible return to nuclear testing.

Action Alert DC Deserves Representation: Urge Your Representative to Support Statehood! 

I’m proud to be one of the more than 700,000 people who live in the District of Columbia. For too long we have been denied a voice and a vote in Congress. That must change.

Background Fully Fund United Nations Peacekeeping Activities 

Contributions for Peacekeeping Activities (CIPA) funds assessed dues to U.N. peacekeeping missions working to reduce violence, protect civilians and stabilize some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones. U.N. operations do not require U.S. troops and cost the American taxpayer eight times less than a U.S. military deployment would.

Background Issue Brief: U.S. Policy on Landmines 

Anti-personnel landmines are "designed to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person and that will incapacitate, injure or kill one or more persons.” As they are not able to distinguish between civilians and combatants, are hard to safely destroy or remove, and often fail to self-destruct or self-deactivate, landmines continue to inflict human suffering long after a conflict ends.

Update On World Refugee Day We Call on Congress to Strengthen Refugee Protections 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) joins the celebration of World Refugee Day. As a Quaker organization, FCNL is dedicated to pursuing policies that uphold and sustain the inherent worth, contributions, and dignity of each person including refugees. We commemorate as well the 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980.

Legislative Ask America Needs Police Reform 

We call on Congress to swiftly pass meaningful police reform legislation.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Supreme Court’s Humane DACA Decision 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) enthusiastically celebrated today’s Supreme Court decision that the current administration cannot end the long-running Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Had the Court ruled differently, it would have resulted in mass deportations of undocumented young adults who were brought into this country as children.

Update Five Years After the Charleston AME Church shooting, There’s More Congress Can Do to Stop Gun Violence 

On this day five years ago, nine lives were taken at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. The mass shooting is a gruesome manifestation of the intersection of racism and gun violence. Sadly, both problems remain just as prevalent today as they were five years ago.

Advocacy Resource Minute for Black Lives 

Minute for Black Lives, approved June 13, 2020.

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