Tag Archives: FCNL

Racism and Policing

It is amazing to see thousands of people who have gathered together, marched together to demand the end to structural racism and White superiority that leads to the violence against, the killing of people of color by police. Diverse crowds … Continue reading

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Using twitter for political action during the pandemic

Social distancing prevents large public gatherings, including rallies and demonstrations. Face to face meetings with legislators are not possible either. This is troublesome in a time when governments are using the focus on the pandemic to take attention away from … Continue reading

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New FCNL Tools and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Last night I attended an excellent Zoom meeting by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), our Quaker lobbying organization. The presentation was on May 5, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. It … Continue reading

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Dangerous Escalation

De-escalation is the key element of peacemaking and nonviolence. Escalation of tensions is the path to war. There have been tensions between the United States and Iran for many years. A significant move toward de-escalation was the approval of the … Continue reading

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Working for the Iran Deal 2015

Increasing tensions with Iran now remind me of the work we did in 2015 to help get the Iran Nuclear Deal approved. Tensions today are the direct result of the withdrawal of the United States from that deal. The work … Continue reading

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Native Peoples and Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

Columbus Day overlooks a painful colonial history and minimizes the important contributions made by Indigenous peoples throughout this continent’s history. That’s why FCNL has chosen to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead. I attended (10/23/19) the Friends Committee on National Legislation … Continue reading

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day: The Long Arc of FCNL Advocacy

Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. EDT | Quaker Welcome Center or Online Columbus Day overlooks a painful colonial history and minimizes the important contributions made by Indigenous peoples throughout this continent’s history. That’s why FCNL has chosen to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ … Continue reading

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Working for the Iran Deal 2015

Increasing tensions with Iran now remind me of the work we did in 2015 to get the Iran Nuclear Deal approved. Tensions today are the direct result of the withdrawal of the United States from that deal. The work began … Continue reading

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Lights for Liberty – Washington DC

Report from Rezadad Mohammadi and Christine Ashley (FCNL), Washington, DC America has traditionally been a country of immigrants. For many, the U.S. is known as a global “melting pot” due to its mixture of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities. That’s … Continue reading

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Children and Injustice

While many may not realize it consciously, injustice is viscerally felt by everyone in the society where injustice is occurring. We are all devastated by the continuing revelations about the deplorable conditions of the concentration camps at our southern border. … Continue reading

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