A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
For more a decade, FCNL has advocated for improved U.S.-Iran relations. One year after the historic nuclear agreement between our countries, which FCNL played a significant role in securing, we continue to press the U.S. government engage in the diplomacy to engage with Iran as part of the international community and prevent the country from acquiring nuclear weapons.
On July 14, 2015, world leaders reached a breakthrough nuclear deal with Iran. Already, that deal is making the world safer. Yet Congress is considering new sanctions that could put the deal in danger and set us back down the path to escalation and war.
One year after the Iran nuclear deal, FCNL's Middle East lobbyist Kate Gould joined Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council on a webinar hosted by Women's Action for New Directions to discuss the challenges and successes of the deal's implementation.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX) spoke on the House floor in July in support of the historic U.S. nuclear deal with Iran.
The UN nuclear watchdog has already verified that Iran has dramatically shrunk its nuclear program. For the first time in nearly a decade, Iran doesn’t have enough fuel to build a nuclear bomb.
The Quakers don’t fit the stereotypical image of high-powered lobbyists.
But these peacemakers, led by Kate Gould, just claimed victory in the most hard-fought battle in Washington, after enough Senate Democrats pledged to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by President Barack Obama.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We support active non-violent responses to prevent or transform violent conflict at all levels.
The cycles of violence perpetuated by acts of terror and the armed overthrow of governments serve as warning against the use of force, while the examples of nonviolent movements for change provide concrete alternatives.”