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The Friends Committee on National Legislation lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL fields an expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance policies and priorities established by our governing General Committee. FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to live our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we build relationships across political divides to move policies forward.

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  1. Governance
  2. 75th Anniversary


  1. Background Staff 

    Our staff brings together expertise in professional and constituent lobbying with strong fundraising and operations support.

  2. Work with FCNL Statement of Diversity and Inclusion 

    At FCNL, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values and respects the different perspectives of every individual.

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Work with FCNL Legislative Director for Civil Liberties and Human Rights 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks an experienced lobbyist to lead our Congressional advocacy to repeal the 2001 blanket authorization for war, require respect for human rights and the rule of law, and reduce armed U.S. interventions around the world. The Legislative Director for Civil Liberties and Human Rights will join our team of lobbyists who develop and lead strategies to advance our legislative priorities in Congress and with the administration.

Work with FCNL Digital Communications Manager 

6-Month Position

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Quaker lobby in Washington, DC, seeks a Digital Communications Manager. This is a full-time, short-term position, with the possibility of a permanent position at the conclusion of the contract, which runs April 1 – September 30.

Work with FCNL Associate Executive Secretary (VP) for Communications 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a nonpartisan Quaker lobby based in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced communications professional who will drive FCNL’s national narrative and lead our communications team to tell the story of our impact to Quakers, donors, advocates and the media throughout the country.

Work with FCNL Event Planner 

FCNL is seeking an Event Planner to manage the planning, production, and execution of FCNL’s major public events.

Work with FCNL Visiting Friends 

Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches to help nurture, connect, and energize Friends into faithful action. Come join us and be the spark that helps light the Fire within.

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Join FCNL's staff in Washington, DC or find volunteer opportunities around the country. Full-time positions at FCNL include a competitive non-profit salary and generous benefits package.


Both FCNL and the FCNL Education Fund are nonpartisan, in the public interest, and governed by members of the Religious Society of Friends.