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Background Native American Legislative Update 

February 2020

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Update New Medicaid Proposal Poses Serious Consequences 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposal that would allow states to convert a portion of their Medicaid funding into block grants.

Work with FCNL Foundation Relations Director 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is looking for an experienced, ambitious, self-starter to lead the organization’s full-cycle grants process, including foundation research, proposal writing, cultivation, reporting, compliance, and stewardship.

Update Afghanistan Needs Long Term Peace, Not Quick Fixes  

Reporting indicates that the U.S. and Taliban are prepared to sign a deal, provided that each side can maintain a seven-day reduction in violence. Intra-Afghan talks are slated to begin soon after the signing of this deal.

Background Explainer: What Is "Medicare for All," and How Is It Different Than Other Proposals? 

Throughout election season—and in the health policy world in general—there are many differences of opinion about the way forward for quality and affordable health coverage for all people. From “Medicare for all” to universal health care to expanding upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the various options can be somewhat confusing.

Update Take a Stand for Peace and Get Rid of the Draft 

Peace is more than a buzzword. For Quakers and advocates across the world, it is a calling, a way of life that affirms our faith, our morals, and our collective humanity. And throughout U.S. history, few things have challenged that commitment to living in peace more than the military draft.

Update How to Talk Faith and Politics with Congress 

Our advocacy is rooted in the conviction that a better world is possible. As people of faith and conscience, we bring our deeply held beliefs into our work for policy change, and we know how important and powerful it can be to frame our advocacy in the language of our faith.

Background FCNL's Principles for a Just Health Care System 

FCNL believes that health care is a right. We seek a world where all people have adequate resources to maintain their health, where health care is supported by the federal government, and where health outcomes are considered in all matters of public policy. As we advocate for a more just health policy, FCNL considers the following principles.

Legislative Ask Lobby Ask for Spring Lobby Weekend 2020 

There is growing bipartisan agreement in Congress that climate change is real and worsened by human activity, and that federal legislation must be a part of any effort to address the climate crisis.

Press Release Joint Statement on the Trump Administration’s New Landmine Policy  

Washington, DC – More than 60 national and international groups urged the administration, Congressional leadership, and the American public today to reject once and for all the worldwide production and use of anti-personnel landmines and join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

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