Our Successes

FCNL’s strategic, nonpartisan lobbying gets results. FCNL’s influence rests in large part on the integrity of our positions and the strength and support of our grassroots network. Relationship-building is at the heart of our advocacy. Our lobby visits are opportunities to listen and learn as well as to inform and persuade. The integrity with which we do this work opens doors—and keeps them open.



The U.S. and Iran conclude a deal to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. FCNL’s multi-year lobbying effort helped keep Congress from undermining this diplomacy.


President Obama announces the creation of an Atrocities Prevention Board to help prevent mass violence. FCNL lobbying was a driving factor behind the board’s creation.


FCNL directs the advocacy that leads to Senate ratification of the New START Treaty to significantly reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.


The National Congress of American Indians awards FCNL its Public Sector Leadership Award, citing work to raise Native issues with the general public and Congress.


FCNL hosts the organizing meeting that leads to the founding of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.


The day after the 9/11 attacks, FCNL issues a statement urging the U.S. not to meet violence with more violence. We display this message on our building and on bumper stickers: “War Is Not the Answer.”

Our Building

The first green building on the Hill

We built our new building between 2003 and 2005. The building received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification in August 2007.

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