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Minute on Immigration 

Equality, community and integrity are foundations of Quaker belief. Therefore, as immigrants and refugees in our community encounter trials such as family separation, incarceration, internment and deportation, Santa Fe Monthly Meeting is called to put these beliefs into action. We will support these neighbors in their daily lives, providing aid, companionship, friendship and safety in whatever ways we are able.

Update Criminal Justice Reform in the 116th Congress 

With Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives, and the passage of several major criminal justice reform ballot initiatives, the future looks bright for comprehensive criminal justice reform.

Legislative Ask End the Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

S.J.Res.54

The Saudi-led war in Yemen has plunged the country into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Fourteen million Yemenis– half of the country’s population – are on the brink of famine. Every ten minutes, another child in Yemen dies from a preventable disease.

Update Americans Want Peace. The 116th Congress Should Listen. 

When asked what would be most effective in creating long-term peace, most Americans favor diplomacy and policy solutions over military intervention. The new Congress should heed constituent voices and invest in peacebuilding.

Update Progress is Possible 

In these hyperpartisan times, it can sometimes feel like we spend much of our energy on damage control. Last week demonstrated that our advocacy and lobbying is making real, impactful change.

Minute of Support for Immigrants and Refugees 

We encourage local, state, and national governments to develop immigration policies which are fair, just, and respectful. Any reform of our immigration system must also seek to address the root causes of persecution and economic inequality that lead to the often desperate measure of fleeing one’s homeland in search of a better life.

Update Senate Takes Step Toward Criminal Justice Reform 

The President expressed his support for the bipartisan criminal justice reform package the revised FIRST STEP Act. This revised legislation, which includes both prison and sentencing reform was introduced as S.3649. This is a welcome evolution from where we started this Congress.

Action Alert Progress on Protections for Native Women!  

Yesterday Savanna’s Act (S.1942/H.R.4485) was unanimously passed out of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. It now awaits action from the full Senate.

Letter Faith Community to Congress: Reduce Funding for Unchecked Immigration Enforcement 

FCNL joined thirty-six national, faith-based organizations calling on Congress to rein in funding for unchecked, unaccountable detention, deportation, and border enforcement policies.

Update Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Reducing the Risk of Mass Atrocities 

The bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chaired by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) held a second hearing in a series on preventing mass atrocities.

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