From Friends Committee on National Legislation:
This has been a big week for action on immigration and refugees. The Trump administration’s executive order, which barred refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries—people like these—remains frozen. The administration is thinking about rewriting the order even as court proceedings continue.
- Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act has had a big impact on health care coverage, but it’s also created new jobs. See the impact in your state and in Indian Country if the law is repealed. Meanwhile, Congress’ continued indecision is good news for supporters of the law and causing confusion for insurance companies.
- Israel-Palestine: In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on David Friedman’s nomination as U.S. ambassador to Israel. FCNL opposes the nomination, as does this former ambassador who calls it “hazardous to peace.” Write your senators.
- Standing Rock: The Army Corps of Engineers will issue the permits necessary to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to be built. Here are things to consider and do as this movement goes forward to protect Native rights and lands.
- Young Fellows applications due Monday: There are just a few days left to apply for FCNL’s 11-month paid advocacy and organizing training program.
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