Category Archives: Friends Committee on National Legislation

Alleviate Hardship

The new Biden administration has been releasing proposals to bring relief to the millions who are suffering in so many ways today. It remains to be seen how much of this is actually approved by Congress. These proposals would be … Continue reading

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A moment of reckoning

The insurrection at the US Capitol was an historic event for numerous reasons. Thousands of words have been, and will continue to be spoken and written about this. Thousands of photos and videos. This is a moment of reckoning Now … Continue reading

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Storming the Capitol

How each of us viewed the spectacle of White men storming the US Capital yesterday puts the focus on what our worldview is. As these and other statements point out, there is a huge difference in how this situation was … Continue reading

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FCNL and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Attempting to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling is the latest threat by the current Federal administration to choose profits over people and the protection of Mother Earth. Just the latest outrage from the capitalist … Continue reading

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Leaving Iran Nuclear Deal and War

It was just a matter of time before we heard the current administration would be considering military attacks against Iran. Knowledgeable people warned this would happen if the US left the Iran Nuclear Deal, and here we are. In 2019 … Continue reading

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Mutual Aid for Social Concerns

For some time I’ve been praying and thinking about Quaker Peace and Social Concerns Committees .Many Quaker meetings have had such committees for many years. For a long time I’ve been struggling to understand why I’ve felt these committees haven’t … Continue reading

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Out of the Meetinghouse

Yesterday I wrote about Peace in a Culture of Violence, which began ‘this country’s culture of violence has taken dramatically new forms that we haven’t adapted our work to address. ‘ And ended with ‘in light of all this, what … Continue reading

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FCNL Native American Legislative Update

Several days ago I wrote about the passage of Savanna’s Act and Not Invisible Act. Both bills now go to the White House for the president’s signature. This is a good example of the process, including the length of time, … Continue reading

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Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act Pass the House

Want to learn more about these victories and what comes next? Register to join me and Diane Randall for the Thursdays with Friends discussion on Oct. 1 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. What We’re Reading Indigenous groups continue to protest border wall … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court

Saddened to hear of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I’m reminded of a few stories of mine related to the Supreme Court. As a friend says, “brag, brag, blah, blah”. I believe sharing our stories is an important … Continue reading

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