Governance


FCNL is composed of two distinct organizations: the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a lobbying organization; and the FCNL Education Fund, a charitable organization. Both are nonpartisan, in the public interest, and governed by members of the Religious Society of Friends.

Young person speaking in front of crowd

Former Young Fellow Annie Boggess gives a presentation at FCNL's Annual Meeting

Friends Committee on National Legislation

FCNL is governed by a General Committee of approximately 180 Friends, the majority of whom have been appointed by 26 Yearly Meetings and seven national Friends' organizations. FCNL is a 501(c)4 organization, and gifts are not tax-deductible.

The General Committee meets each November to conduct business at FCNL's Annual Meeting. The executive and standing committees oversee the program and administration of FCNL between Annual Meetings.

Executive Committee Members

  • Bridget Moix, Clerk (Chairperson)

  • Ron Ferguson, Assistant Clerk

  • Abigail Adams, Recording Clerk

  • Karen Treber, Treasurer

  • Lynn Oberfield

  • Doug McCown

  • Megan Fair

  • Alex Stark

  • Connie Brookes

  • Bill Hobson

  • Emily Temple

  • Mary Lou Hatcher

  • Diane Randall, FCNL Executive Secretary

Background The World We Seek 

FCNL's Statement of Legislative Policy

Our legislative policy rises out of our belief that there is that of God in every person and that all creation has worth and dignity. Facing profound global challenges and great opportunity, we speak from our faith for a new vision of how the world community can live together more peacefully and justly and with greater care for each other and our shared world.

Legislative Priorities for the 116th Congress 

Since the early days of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), God’s spirit has led Friends to be a prophetic witness and to take action in the world. The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) brings Friends’ spiritual values and testimonies to bear on U.S. public policy decisions.

Background Legislative Priorities for Past Congresses 

Every two years, FCNL asks Friends and their meetings, churches, and other groups all over the country to share which of the many public policy issues and questions identified in FCNL’s Policy Statement, “The World We Seek,” they think are most important.

FCNL Education Fund

The FCNL Education Fund is a 501(c)3 organization that exists in parallel with FCNL to support the research, analysis and education for which FCNL is known and respected. Gifts are tax-deductible. It is governed by a board appointed by FCNL's Executive Committee.

  • Bridget Moix, Clerk (Chairperson)

  • Ron Ferguson, Assistant Clerk

  • Abigail Adams, Recording Clerk

  • Becky Steele, Treasurer

  • Jonathan Brown

  • Lynn Oberfield

  • Doug McCown

  • Megan Fair

  • Alex Stark

  • Connie Brookes

  • Bill Hobson

  • Emily Temple

  • Diane Randall, FCNL Executive Secretary