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Statement FCNL Opposes Snapback Sanctions on Iran and Urges a Return to Diplomacy  

FCNL opposes the administration’s efforts to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran and to undermine and formally kill the Iran nuclear deal.

Statement Contrasting Use of Power 

I was deeply moved to visit the Supreme Court last Sunday, along with hundreds of others paying tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The mood was solemn and reverent for this woman who let her life speak—as an attorney working for civil rights, as a Supreme Court Justice, and as a family woman.

Update Oregon Is Burning, and Its Helicopters Are in Afghanistan 

Nearly one million acres of Oregon’s forests have burned since wildfires intensified on Labor Day.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Supports Global Peacebuilders’ Call to Re-Commit to Peace 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today joined more than 170 peacebuilding organizations in an urgent call to action for global peace. The statement notes crisis responses that increase violence, injustice, and exclusion often worsen development losses and increase human suffering. Therefore, a focus on peace and justice must be at the heart of a global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement The Time is Now: Re-Commit to Peace 

Sept. 21 marks the International Day of Peace and 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN charter. To mark the occasion, the Quaker United Nations Office led FCNL and more than 170 peacebuilding organizations from around the world in calling on the international community to recommit to the founding vision of the United Nations: international peace and friendly relations among nations.

Background Yemen: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis on Earth 

We've put together this fact sheet on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The United States must resume aid to this war-torn and famine-stricken nation.

Update 19 Years Ago, the 2001 AUMF Became Law. May This Anniversary Be Its Last. 

Another year, another anniversary of the blank check for endless war.

Press Release FCNL Welcomes Calls to Restore Humanitarian Aid to Yemen 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today applauded a pair of letters from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa seeking to restore $73 million in suspended humanitarian aid to northern Yemen, where 80% of its people live.

Background Lobbying at Annual Meeting 

November 14-17, 2020

This year our practice of fierce love must include lobbying Congress for strong action to address police murder, the militarization of the police, and legislation that could begin to transform the practice of policing in this country. But Congress won’t act unless they hear our voices.

Update Senate Skinny Bill Leaves Behind Most Vulnerable  

Negotiations for another round of COVID relief have stalled. Members of Congress have just a couple weeks remaining before leaving for the elections. Now is the time to pull out all the stops and press for robust and immediate COVID-19 relief.

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