Memorial Day Recess Key to Ending Endless War

For the first time in more than 18 years, the House of Representatives could pass legislation that would end the blank check for wars around the world. Our success will depend on what members of Congress hear when they are home for the one-week Memorial Day recess.

Act Now

Updates & Resources

  1. Update The Good News You Didn’t Hear About 

    Lost in the media frenzy over budget negotiations, congressional investigations and military operations was a bill that contained several pieces of good news. The State Department and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill – the annual measure that supports diplomacy and development around the globe – was approved by the House Appropriations Committee with new provisions that advance FCNL’s legislative agenda.

  2. Update The House Votes for a New Approach to Prevent Conflict 

    The Global Fragility Act (H.R. 2116) passed the House of Representatives with broad, bipartisan support! Now it awaits consideration in the Senate.

  3. Update One Small Step for the House, One Giant Leap for Peace 

    On May 21, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would sunset the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) after 240 days. This is the most significant vote yet in favor of repealing the legislation that started the United States’ so-called “forever wars.”

  4. Because of You

    Your support makes it possible to advocate for peace, justice, and an earth restored.

    Donate Now
  1. Where witness meets advocacy: FCNL's new Quaker Welcome Center on Capitol Hill. Learn more 
All News

FCNL Events

Join a community of friends in events around the country.

Find events near you 


  1. Fostering Civic Oversight with Law Enforcement: Two Quakers’ Stories  
    1. July 10, 2019 6:30 p.m. EDT | Zoom Video Conference
  2. FCNL at Yearly Meetings 
    1. Summer 2019 Across the Country
  3. Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2019 
    1. November 13-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Who is FCNL?


Constituents around the country work with FCNL to build relationships with their members of Congress and change policies.

Find resources for advocacy


Our professional lobbyists are known for their integrity and principled analysis.

More about our work on the Hill


Friends are at the core of our work, in the way we approach policy change, and in the positions we advocate.

More about Quakers