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Statement The Time is Now: Re-Commit to Peace 

Sept. 21 marks the International Day of Peace and 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN charter. To mark the occasion, the Quaker United Nations Office led FCNL and more than 170 peacebuilding organizations from around the world in calling on the international community to recommit to the founding vision of the United Nations: international peace and friendly relations among nations.

Statement The Path Towards Positive Peace 

2020 International Day of Peace

As we confront systemic racism, climate change, an economic crisis, sharpening political divisions and the threat of a pandemic, I welcome the International Day of Peace as an opportunity to reflect and recommit to global cooperation and peace.

Background Yemen: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis on Earth 

We've put together this fact sheet on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The United States must resume aid to this war-torn and famine-stricken nation.

Update 19 Years Ago, the 2001 AUMF Became Law. May This Anniversary Be Its Last. 

Another year, another anniversary of the blank check for endless war.

Press Release FCNL Welcomes Calls to Restore Humanitarian Aid to Yemen 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today applauded a pair of letters from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa seeking to restore $73 million in suspended humanitarian aid to northern Yemen, where 80% of its people live.

Background Lobbying at Annual Meeting 

November 14-17, 2020

This year our practice of fierce love must include lobbying Congress for strong action to address police abuse that results in murder and violence against Black people, the militarization of the police, and legislation that begins to transform policing.

Update Senate Skinny Bill Leaves Behind Most Vulnerable  

Negotiations for another round of COVID relief have stalled. Members of Congress have just a couple weeks remaining before leaving for the elections. Now is the time to pull out all the stops and press for robust and immediate COVID-19 relief.

Action Alert Urge Congress to Support the Global Response to COVID-19! 

Right now, Congress is negotiating its next COVID-19 relief package. However, lawmakers continue to leave funding for the global response on the cutting room floor.

Update Climate-Exacerbated Disasters Underscore the Need for Climate Legislation 

The news the past few weeks has been hard, as we learn about climate-exacerbated disaster after disaster – from Hurricane Laura, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the United States, to the massive wildfires raging across the West, to record breaking temperatures across the Southwest. The impacts of these events are worsened by historic and ongoing racism, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background Systems, Relationships, and History: Advocating for Peace Today 

Adapted from remarks delivered at the New Association of Friends Fall Gathering, September 2020.

Sept. 21 marks the International Day of Peace. What does it mean to work for peace, as our country and world face painful conflicts?

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