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Update Analyzing Third COVID-19 Bill and Looking Towards the Fourth 

The CARES Act includes key priorities but much more needs to be done.

Congress just passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), a third bill responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Update Prisons Are Deeply Unprepared for COVID-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic has drilled into us a standard set of precautionary measures: Wash your hands, maintain distance from other people, and avoid groups. But there is a population within our society that is unable to take the precautions that we take for granted: incarcerated people.

Update Spring Lobby Weekend Changed My Faith and Career 

I didn’t know that attending Spring Lobby Weekend in 2016 would change the course of my life.

Update Sanctions Hurt Innocent Civilians and the Global Struggle against COVID-19 

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a global pandemic. In the U.S., the concerned public responded by stocking up on supplies, leaving grocery store aisles empty of rice, eggs, and yes, toilet paper.

After 5 years of war in Yemen, American complicity must end 

March 25 marks the fifth anniversary of the brutal war in Yemen. With early and generous American military support to the Saudi-led coalition, this war has created the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. And things could easily get even worse.

Update As Congress Works on Another Emergency Coronavirus Package, More Must be Done to Protect the Vulnerable 

Following the passage of an $8 billion package earlier in the month, Congress just passed a second emergency bill aimed at addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Background The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a Step in the Right Direction 

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) will provide crucial assistance to individuals and communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak – particularly the most vulnerable members of our society. While this legislation does not include all of FCNL’s priorities, it is a vital step forward. Here are the main provisions of the bill:

Spring Lobby Weekend Resources and Downloads 

Access the resources, handouts, and downloads you will need to participate in Spring Lobby Weekend 2020.

Event Earth Day 2020 

April 22 at 12:00 p.m. EDT | Zoom Videoconference

Join us on April 22 for an online lobby training on carbon pricing to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day featuring Alicia Cannon from FCNL’s Sustainable Energy and Environment team.

Statement Staying Connected and Engaged During a Pandemic  

Like me, I know you are deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community and for people around the globe. I want to assure you that FCNL is in full operation – virtually – advocating for the world we seek, especially for those whose health and economic conditions make them even more vulnerable because of this pandemic.

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