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Background 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).”

Update More Money for Detention and Border Wall Means More Abuse 

Despite obscene power grabs by the administration and increased human rights abuses, Congress voted to re-allocate historic highs for immigration enforcement.

Since President Trump signed the first harmful executive orders on immigration in January 2017, the FCNL network has urged Congress to stand in the way of these proposals by refusing to fund them. Together, we have built out bipartisan and multi-caucus support for Congress in support of this goal.

Support FCNL The Definition of Persistence 

As an advocate for social justice, I focus on moving U.S. foreign policy in a more peaceful and ethical direction. Each step forward takes persistence, patience, and a commitment of time and resources.

Support FCNL What You Can Do Next 

As the year winds down, I want you to know how much your support of FCNL has meant to me, and to all of us at FCNL.

Background Trump Administration Seeks to Cut Food Assistance 

The Trump administration has used a series of regulatory changes to dramatically cut food assistance. This is being done despite Congress’s explicit efforts to protect people struggling with hunger in the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization.

Event Building Bipartisan Support for a Livable Climate  

January 12 at 3:00 p.m. EST | Greensboro, NC

Join FCNL lobbyist for sustainable energy and environment, Emily Wirzba, in Greensboro for the program “Building Bipartisan Support in Washington for a Livable Climate.”

Event Listening and Discerning Legislative Priorities 

Jan. 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. EST | Join via Zoom

Every two years, FCNL asks Friends around the country for help in setting the focus of our advocacy work.

Update Relentless Advocacy  

This year, Congress finally took important, bipartisan votes to end endless war. Despite growing recognition of the need to assert congressional authority over war, lawmakers ultimately failed to do so.

Update Congress Supports Peacebuilding in FY2020 Spending Package 

In a powerful show of support for conflict prevention and peacebuilding, House and Senate negotiators have adopted the Global Fragility Act of 2019 (S. 727) and increased funding for several key peacebuilding accounts as part of the final FY2020 spending package.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Global Fragility Act Inclusion in FY20 Spending Bills 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation praised the inclusion of the Global Fragility Act of 2019, unanimously passed by the House earlier this year, in the bipartisan federal funding package for fiscal 2020. The funding package deal is expected to be passed by Congress and signed into law shortly.

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