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Wooden Spoons and a Well Baked Cake: Remembering Binford Farlow 

Written by Joe Volk

The sad news that our dear friend, Binford Farlow, had died after a long illness reached us here in Kendal at Longwood on March 25. We thought of Jewell and her family, and held them in our thoughts and prayers.

Statement FCNL Welcomes News of a Ceasefire in Yemen 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomes the declaration by Saudi Arabia of a two-week ceasefire to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Yemen. The Saudis should also suspend their air and sea blockade, which has cut off all commercial imports into and exports from the country. The blockade has prolonged and exacerbated the physical and economic suffering of millions of innocent Yemenis.

Event Documentary Screening: "A Broken Trust: Sexual Assault and Justice on Tribal Lands"  

April 16 at 8:30 p.m. EDT | Online

Join FCNL and Amnesty International on April 16 at 8:30 p.m. EDT for a virtual screening of "A Broken Trust: Sexual Assault and Justice on Tribal Lands."

Press Release Department of Interior disestablishes Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation during global pandemic 

Washington - The Friends Committee on National Legislation denounces the action taken by the Department of the Interior to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation on March 27.

Inside the Greenhouse Inside the Greenhouse 

April 2020

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Update A Trip to Georgia Serves as a Reminder of the Power of Local Advocacy 

Working on Capitol Hill is exhilarating, rewarding and at times suffocating. So, when I traveled to coastal Georgia to visit family at the end of February, it was a welcome respite from the constant political news cycle.

Native American Legislaive Update Native American Legislative Update 

March 2020

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 A look back: Virtual Spring Lobby Weekend 2020! 

Hundreds of young advocates from all around the U.S. brought a clear and compelling message to Congress: now is the time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the damage already being done by climate change, and protect vulnerable communities by passing carbon pricing legislation.

Event Spring Lobby Weekend 2020: Watch the Recordings 

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will gathered online and virtually lobbied Congress on one critical issue—climate change.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: The Climate Crisis Is a Human Crisis 

At no time since we first celebrated Earth Day 50 years ago have we experienced such an environmental crisis as today. Climate change and the depletion of the Earth’s ecosystems are having a devastating impact on us all. Last year, we ended the hottest decade and second hottest year in modern history.

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