Alex Frandsen

Alex Frandsen is the Digital Communications Associate. Through close collaboration with the office’s various teams, he strives to highlight the impact made by FCNL and connect our messaging with the outside world.

Alex graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in journalism and sociology. Most recently, he interned at Citizens for Juvenile Justice in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked on community engagement and legislative advocacy. Prior to that, he served as a correspondent for The Boston Globe, as an editor of the Northeastern University Political Review, and as a congressional intern for Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8). He is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland.

Articles by Alex Frandsen

Update One Last Chance: Congress is Preparing the Most Impactful Bill of the Year 

We’re at a decision point. As unemployment, hunger, and housing insecurity rise, Congress is negotiating the single most important bill for the remainder of 2020.

Background The Power of Faith in Bridging Divides 

FCNL policy committee member Michael Snarr recently co-authored a book that profiles seven individuals living out their faith through service to others. Emily Wirzba, FCNL’s lead environmental lobbyist, was one of them.

Background FCNL Gets a Platinum Rating for Being Green 

When FCNL finished renovations in 2005, it earned a notable honor: 245 2nd Street became the first green building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Now, more than a decade later, FCNL’s drive to minimize its environmental footprint has earned it a platinum rating, the highest level for a green building.

Update Take a Stand for Peace and Get Rid of the Draft 

Peace is more than a buzzword. For Quakers and advocates across the world, it is a calling, a way of life that affirms our faith, our morals, and our collective humanity. And throughout U.S. history, few things have challenged that commitment to living in peace more than the military draft.

Statement The Only America We Know Is an America at War 

As young adults, we only faintly remember what life was like before Sept. 11, if we remember at all. Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, we have made it through elementary, middle, and high school. We’ve applied to colleges, finished our degrees, moved away from home, and entered the workforce—and the entire time, the U.S. has been carrying out military actions halfway across the world.

Update Food Stamp Changes Punish People Struggling to Find Work 

With one rule change this week, the Trump administration put hundreds of thousands of people at risk of hunger.

Update No Such Thing as One Native Voice 

We asked Kerri Colfer, our new congressional advocate in the Native American advocacy program, about her background, her motivations, and how FCNL can improve going forward.

Update How to Really End Endless War 

If we were to take President Trump by his word alone, it might seem that we have an ally in the White House in our mission to end endless war.