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Update Celebrating World Quaker Day 

Friends Committee on National Legislation joyfully joins Friends from meetings and churches around the world to celebrate World Quaker Day on Oct. 7.

When I arrive at the FCNL office, I always stop for a moment before entering the building, just to read the banner hanging from the outside our building: #lovethyneighbor (No Exceptions).

Press Release FCNL Welcomes New Ways to Track Ongoing Police Militarization 

Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today applauded House appropriators taking several modest steps to change a 1997 law that created a pipeline of weapons and materials between the Pentagon and local police departments. The pipeline is known as the 1033 program after a provision in the recently renewed National Defense Authorization Act.

Update FCNL Advocate Recognized as Interfaith Trailblazer  

At the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) 55th annual convention on August 31 – Sept. 3, 2018, Amelia Kegan, FCNL’s Legislative Director for Domestic Policy, was named the 2018 Interfaith Trailblazer of the Year. She was recognized for her ongoing work to dismantle structural economic injustice.

Advocacy Resource “We get heard by listening”: FCNL Advocacy Teams Use Quiet Power to Make Noise in Washington  

The world of foreign policy can be noisy. In this interview, Anthony Wier, who leads FCNL's work on nuclear disarmament, explains how the quiet, behind-the-scenes work done by grassroots FCNL Advocacy Teams cuts through the noise on Capitol Hill.

Action Alert New Senate Bill to Stop Trump’s March to War with Iran  

On Sept. 26, legislation was introduced to prevent President Trump from launching a war against Iran without authorization from Congress.

Legislative Ask Stop Incarcerating Children and Separating Families 

Reject legislation that expands family detention. Instead, increase oversight of immigration and border enforcement, cut funding for deportation and detention, and invest in community-based alternatives to detention.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

September 2018

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 Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).

Press Release FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Initiative to End Illegal American War in Yemen 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauds legislation introduced by a bipartisan quartet of U.S. Representatives to end U.S. military backing for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

House Resolution Directs Trump to End U.S. Support for Yemen War 

In Congress, frustration with the U.S. role in Yemen is nearing a breaking point. Sen. Bob Menendez — the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — is holding up a $2 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over concerns that the two countries routinely bomb civilian targets. Meanwhile, in the House, U.S. assistance to the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition is about to face another major hurdle.

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Action Alert Fueling the Killing of Kids  

FCNL citizen advocates have worked for years to end the illegal U.S. war in Yemen. Your faithful advocacy has resulted in unprecedented momentum to end U.S. support for this war.

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