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Action Alert Tell Congress: No War with Iran! 

Write Your Members of Congress

Last night, the Trump administration assassinated Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the military commander of Iran’s Quds Force. This is a dangerous escalation of the confrontation with Iran, one that will lead to more bloodshed, and expand conflict and instability throughout the Middle East.

Statement FCNL Condemns Assassination; Urges Congress to Oppose Escalation of Deadly Conflict with Iran 

The Trump administration’s assassination of the military commander of Iran’s Quds Force is a dangerous escalation of the confrontation with Iran that will lead to more bloodshed, further destabilize Iraq, and expand conflict and instability throughout the Middle East.

Congress Failed to Act to Prevent Iran War. Now Trump Has Put Millions at Risk. 

FCNL’s Middle East lobbyist Hassan El-Tayyab urges members of Congress to correct their past failures to fulfill their constitutional duty over war powers. *The Iran War Powers Resolution has been passed by the House. A similar resolution, S.J. Res 68, has been introduced in the Senate.

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Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Democracy, Elections, and People of Faith 

The political campaigns and debates leading up to the November 2020 national elections are challenging the notion that candidates running for Congress or the presidency have seen the 10-foot sign on the front of the FCNL Building that reads, “Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions).”

Background Questions for Candidates  

Elections 2020

The 2020 elections will lay the groundwork for FCNL’s advocacy for peace and justice in the next two years. FCNL is a nonpartisan organization. We encourage you to raise FCNL’s legislative agenda by asking candidates any of the following questions:

Background Effectively Engaging Election Candidates 

Elections 2020

As the November 2020 election approaches, political candidates are hosting town halls, talking to voters, and listening more closely to constituents.

Background Faith, Elections, and our Democracy  

Elections 2020

Active and informed citizen participation in the political and electoral process is essential to the proper functioning of government. - The World We Seek: FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy

Background Elections 2020 

As Quakers, we have worked to influence government for almost as long as there have been Friends. This year, we encourage you to use the 2020 elections to talk to your neighbors about the priorities of our FCNL community, reach out to political candidates, ask them questions, and influence their agendas.

Event Invitation to Quaker Advocacy 

La Jolla, CA | Jan. 5, 2019

In these tumultuous times, it is more important than ever to engage in prophetic, powerful, and persistent advocacy. On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2019, 12:30-1:30 p.m. PST, I will be visiting La Jolla Friends Meeting to lead a second hour discussion entitled, “Invitation to Quaker Advocacy.” I hope you will join me.

Update Readings to Understand Racism 

Long before former President Obama put out his annual reading list, my librarian friend, Clara, sent me her annual reading list in her holiday greeting. It’s a wonderful tradition and one I have gladly adopted.

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