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.
2015: 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.
2012: 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.
2010: FCNL directs the advocacy that leads to Senate ratification of the New
START Treaty to significantly reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.
2008: The National Congress of American Indians awards FCNL its Public Sector
Leadership Award, citing work to raise Native issues with the general public
2005: FCNL hosts the organizing meeting that leads to the founding of the National
Religious Campaign Against Torture.
2001: 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.”