FCNL is governed by a General Committee of 184 Friends, the majority of whom have been appointed by 26 Yearly Meetings and seven national Friends' organizations. Find out about the expectations for General Committee members.
The General Committee meets each November to conduct business at FCNL's Annual Meeting. This business includes establishing legislative policy and priorities.
The FCNL Education Fund is a 501(c)3 organization that exists in parallel with FCNL to support the research, analysis and education for which FCNL is known and respected. It is governed by a board appointed by FCNL's Executive Committee.
Priorities and Policy
FCNL's General Committee approved new legislative priorities for the 113th session of Congress on November 17, 2012. Find these priorities here.
The General Committee sets new priorities every two years, as a new Congress takes office. The current priorities are for the 113th Congress (approved November 17, 2012).
The Statement of Legislative Priorities identifies a more limited set of issues, drawn from the Policy Statement, on which staff is expected to focus time, energy, and resources.
The FCNL Policy Statement sets forth FCNL's broad objectives for public policy. The General Committee revises and updates the Policy Statement on an ongoing basis. It approved the current statement in November 2003. The Policy Statement will be revised again in 2013.