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Update Building on the Pope's Call for Nuclear Abolition 

On Nov. 24, Pope Francis visited the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to renew his call for the global elimination of nuclear weapons.

Update Right Time, Right Place: Grateful for Your Advocacy 

In this season of thanksgiving, I am reflecting on how very grateful I am for FCNL’s network of advocates.

Statement FCNL Submits Comment Opposing Proposed Changes to SNAP  

The Department of Agriculture recently unveiled a proposed rule that would reduce Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits by $4.5 billion over five years. FCNL submitted a public comment on Nov. 26 decrying the proposal, which would have an outsize impact on low-income families and marginalized communities.

Update Senate Investigation into CIA Torture Hits the Big Screen 

Currently in theaters and premiering Nov. 29 on Amazon Prime, “The Report” recounts a five-year effort by Senate staff to investigate the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks. The resulting report—known as the Torture Report—revealed the staggering extent of the CIA’s disturbing and unethical interrogation program.

Setting Legislative Priorities 

117th Congress (2021-2022)

FCNL is asking Friends from across the U.S. to help set our legislative priorities for the 117th Congress.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

November 2019

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Update Holding the U.S. Government Accountable in Preventing and Responding to Mass Atrocities 

The White House submitted its first annual report to Congress as mandated by the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Act. The report details actions taken by the administration to “prevent, mitigate, and respond to mass atrocities.”

Statement Stop all Construction of Settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation repudiates the statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States government regards all Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory as legal. FCNL supports the right of Israelis and Palestinians to self-determination and security in their own homeland.

Advocacy Resource Honoring Victims of Gun Violence: Resources for Your Faith Community 

Engaging in the National Vigil and December Sabbath

This December, people around the country are gathering to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to gun violence. This is a powerful opportunity to show solidarity with advocates nationwide and hold victims in the Light.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Advocating with and for Native Americans  

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is one of a few faith-based groups that lobbies with and for Native Americans on issues affecting their communities. Through the years, FCNL has developed a credibility that enables it to provide Congress with unbiased insight and information about the issues that affect indigenous peoples in the United States.

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