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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.


  1. Background Staff 

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

  2. Work with FCNL Young Fellows Program 

    Young Fellows spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective.

  3. 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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The future needs an advocate. That's why we're invested in training and supporting the present and future leaders of movements for peace and justice.

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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.