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 discusses FCNL's legislative priorities for the 112th Congress at the 2010 Annual Meeting.
The General Committee meets each November to conduct business. This business includes establishing legislative policy and priorities.
The executive and several other committees oversee the program and administration of FCNL between Annual Meetings.
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
This statement sets forth FCNL's broad objectives for public policy. FCNL's legislative priorities for each Congress are drawn from the policy statement. The General Committee last updated the Policy Statement in November 2013.
The General Committee sets new priorities every two years, as a new Congress takes office. The Statement of Legislative Priorities identifies a set of issues on which staff is expected to focus time, energy and resources. The current priorities are for the 114th Congress (approved November 22, 2012).