Updates & Resources

Filter by

Showing 31 - 40 of 2290 Items

Update Nothing Can Stop the Advocacy of Young Adults 

When it became clear that this year’s cohort of Advocacy Corps organizers would have to be trained online, I was nervous. The Washington Summer Intensive training is usually 10 full days of learning and growing as a group. How was this going to translate in a virtual setting?

Update Online or Off, Spirit Weaves Us Together 

FCNL’s Domestic Policy Legislative Director Amelia Kegan preached these words two weeks ago to a Zoom room of North Pacific Yearly Meeting Friends during their virtual Annual Sessions:

Update Advocates for Peace Disappointed with State Department Report on Atrocities Prevention 

Each year the administration must tell Congress how it plans to prevent and respond to atrocities around the world.

Press Release FCNL Head Recognized as Faith Leader to Watch in 2020 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) appreciates the recognition given to General Secretary Diane Randall as one of the “Faith Leaders to Watch in 2020.” The list of 15 faith leaders was released today by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

Update President Trump’s Executive Orders Fail to Meet the Moment 

President Trump tried to bypass congressional negotiators over the weekend by announcing several executive orders on unemployment insurance, housing, student loans, and payroll tax deferment. Billed as relief for people suffering the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pronouncements failed to address the scope of the crisis and are an inadequate replacement for Congressional action.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Changing a Racist System Requires Persistence 

The world changed following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black women and men. Millions of people were motivated to publicly protest these brutal murders and to proclaim that Black lives matter. Their deaths were the tipping point that roused the public’s conscience to confront racism publicly.

Background FCNL's Work on Policing 

America needed police reform before March 13, 2020, when Breonna Taylor was shot in her home by police. America needed police reform before May 25, 2020, when George Floyd was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. America needs police reform now.

Legislative Ask Reauthorize FVPSA with Critical Support for Tribal Domestic Violence Programs 

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is the primary federal grant program dedicated to supporting victims of sexual and domestic violence and their children.

Inside the Greenhouse Inside the Greenhouse 

August 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 75 Years After Hiroshima, Congress Must Speak Plainly About the Suffering Wrought by Nuclear Weapons 

Fifty years after she survived the American nuclear attack on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945, Sachiko Yasui recalled what happened when the bomb went off as she played with four other children in the road near her house:

Get Updates

Stay connected with our work

Subscribe to email newsletter