A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
The FCNL community works to create the world we seek through strategic lobbying in Washington, DC and nation-wide grassroots advocacy. FCNL is led by a prophetic Quaker vision for our world and grounded in the pragmatic work with Congress needed to get there.
Lives that Speak
FCNL lobbyists ask questions, seek common ground, and seek to connect with that of God in each member of Congress and congressional staffer we meet with. We have seen that persistent, honest, and respectful relationship-building with members of Congress really can change national policy.
Action Rooted in Spirit
Friends speak out
Friends Around the Country
FCNL Contacts are liaisons who keep their meeting, church or other group informed about FCNL’s issues and action opportunities. We rely on this network to keep us informed about the concerns and advocacy work of Friends in their area. Contacts receive a monthly newsletter.
FCNL is governed by a General Committee made up of 184 Quakers from around the country, the majority of whom have been appointed by 26 Yearly Meetings and seven national Friends' organizations.
FCNL’s lobbying priorities are set for each session of Congress by Friends around the country. See our current priorities. These priorities are drawn from our policy statement, a longer document that reflects discernment by hundreds of Quaker meetings and churches.