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Background 50 Years After the First Earth Day, Congress Must Address the Climate Crisis 

At no time since we first celebrated Earth Day 50 years ago have we experienced such an environmental crisis as today. Climate change and the depletion of the Earth’s ecosystems are having a devastating impact on us all. Last year, we ended the hottest decade and second hottest year in modern history.

Letter Faith Organizations Call for Withdrawal of Proposed NEPA Changes 

FCNL joined 19 other faith organizations in submitting a comment to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on the proposed changes to the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The comment urges CEQ to withdraw its proposed changes, which would limit opportunities for affected communities to be heard and hinder the scope of analysis for environmental impacts.

Update FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Resolution on Conflict in the Central African Republic 

The House called for U.S. action to halt violence against civilians and support peace efforts in the Central African nation.

On March 3, the House overwhelmingly adopted H.Res. 387 by a margin of 378 to 7, a clear sign of support for the Central African Republic (CAR).

Advocacy Resource Virtual Lobbying by Telephone or Videoconference 

If you can't do an in-person lobby visit, here's how you can organize a virtual one!

FCNL advocates and lobbyists hold virtual meetings with congressional staff all the time, and they can be incredibly effective. Many staffers and members enjoy well-organized and focused telephone or video meetings.

Spring Lobby Weekend 2020 Speakers 

We have an exciting line-up of speakers scheduled for virtual Spring Lobby Weekend. We hope you will be able to join us!

Statement Keep Calm, Be Compassionate as Coronavirus Spreads 

As coronavirus continues to spread to new countries and new communities, our hearts go out to all those affected by this devastating illness.

Background FCNL Supports Comprehensive Drug Pricing Reform 

The cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. has caused incredible harm for far too long. But bipartisan momentum for a drug pricing reform bill is growing. The president called for such a bill in the 2020 State of the Union address, and there is bipartisan legislation in the House and the Senate.

Letter FCNL and 25 Organizations Call on Congress to Prioritize Clean Energy Tax Incentives 

FCNL was one of 25 national organizations, including environmental and renewable trade associations, to urge Congress to prioritize enacting a robust package of critical clean energy tax incentives this year. Specifically, the letter asks Congress to update and extend tax incentives for clean energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles, actions that are essential for addressing climate change.

Letter 21 Faith Organizations Call on Congress to Mitigate Damage from Border Wall Construction 

FCNL joined 20 other religious organizations in submitting a statement to the House Homeland Security Committee titled “Examining the Effect of the Border Wall on Private and Tribal Landowners.” The comment states that “the rampant use of waivers and eminent domain to further border wall construction harms human communities and wildlife, and interferes with the sovereignty of indigenous communities in the border region.”

Background Continuing the Push for a Just Health Care System in 2020 

At the height of the congressional attempt to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2017, FCNL joined with many advocacy groups to protect access to health care.

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