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Update Good Housing Policy Reduces Poverty: Congress Must Fund These Essential Programs 

The Senate recently passed H.R.3055, a package of appropriations bills for FY2020, which included funding for the departments of Agriculture; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Interior; and Transportation and Housing (T-HUD).

Love Thy Neighbor: Annual Meeting 2019 


More than 400 Quakers and friends came together from across the country to engage in worship, listening, and advocacy as we lobbied together to end endless war!

Background The World We Seek 

FCNL's Statement of Legislative Policy

This statement of policy embodies our convictions and provides the foundation for our work. It derives from careful discernment by Friends throughout the nation who have identified the fundamental vision that underlies our legislative actions.

Update Building the Movement for a New Peaceful Foreign Policy  

Annual Meeting 2019

FCNL's senior strategist and legislative director for foreign policy, Diana Ohlbaum, delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2019.

Update Why Congress Needs to Reassert its Power to End Endless War 

Annual Meeting 2019

FCNL's legislative director on militarism and human rights, Heather Brandon-Smith, delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2019.

Action Alert You, Me, and 400 advocates on Capitol Hill: Let's lift our voices for peace! 

This week, I am joining more than 400 Quakers and friends on Capitol Hill. We will be meeting with our legislators and their staff, urging them to act for peace by repealing the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) – the law that authorized the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Update Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Introduces War Powers Resolution at FCNL Advocacy Teams Summit 

Annual Meeting 2019

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) joined members of FCNL’s Advocacy Teams to announce her new War Powers Reform Resolution.

Sens. Gillibrand and Duckworth Call for Keeping 2002 Iraq AUMF Repeal in the NDAA  

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Tammy Duckworth (IL) wrote a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee leadership requesting that a provision to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq be included in the final National Defense Authorization Act for 2020.

Update A Day When Way Opened 

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

On Nov. 9, 1989, something that had been permanent evaporated—and the impossible suddenly, stunningly, became real.

Update FCNL’s Shukria Dellawar Tells Congress Why It Should Pass the Afghan WIN Act 

On Oct. 23, FCNL’s legislative representative for the prevention of violent conflict, Shukria Dellawar, spoke at a congressional briefing titled, “Afghanistan: Giving Women a Seat at the Table.”

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