About Us


At FCNL, we are committed to growing our lobbying power, both here on Capitol Hill and across the country. One of the most effective ways to do that is by building power among the future (and present) leaders of movements for peace and justice: young adults. We are expanding our program into a year-long experience with a wide variety of ways for students, recent grads and others at the beginnings of their careers to engage in the most important issues that FCNL works on.

About the Friends Committee on National Legislation

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is a Quaker lobby in the public interest. FCNL believes that citizen involvement in the political process is critical for our country's future, and we're dedicated to providing tools, resources, and training to help people of all ages participate in that process.

FCNL has a big vision: for a world free of war and the threat of war, a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled, a society with equity and justice for all, and an earth restored. And we are committed to identifying and working strategically to bring that vision closer to reality. We're non-partisan and multi-issue. Our work connects historic Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, simplicity and truth with current public policy decisions. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends, today FCNL fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC.

Why Quakers lobby

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.

More information at fcnl.org.