Chris Kearns-McCoy

Program Assistant, Communications

Chris Kearns-McCoy

Chris Kearns-McCoy served as the program assistant for communications from 2018-2010. He worked with various teams within FCNL to lift up important issues and work, and to share stories of that work in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country.

Chris graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University in 2018 with a B.A. in International Relations. For three years he co-led the Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program pairing volunteers with recently arrived refugee families in the Greater Boston Area. During college, he completed internships with the American Friends Services Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program in Newark, New Jersey, and working in refugee resettlement in Vienna, Austria.

When he’s not working, Chris loves to travel, learn languages, and ride his bicycle.

Articles by Chris Kearns-McCoy

Update Climate Change is Now 

To say that last month was hot is an understatement.

Update U.S. Pulls Out of Nuclear Treaty  

The world we seek—one without war and the threat of war—is a little farther off today than it was yesterday. That’s because, effective today, the United States officially withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

Update Who Among Us is Worthy of Protection? 

Who do we want to be as a country? This is a question that came up a lot this week. Will we turn our backs on the stranger in need, degrade fellow Americans based on their ethnicity or race, and close our gates to those fleeing persecution?

Update Investing in a Better Future 

It’s appropriations season on Capitol Hill. That means that Congress is deciding where and how to spend trillions of taxpayer dollars in the next fiscal year (which starts on October 1). This is important work, since most laws—good and bad—can only be implemented if they are funded.

Update End Drone Warfare 

The U.S. drone program is a moral disaster. Supposedly cheaper and more accurate than conventional air attacks, drone strikes are in fact rife with errors, with deadly consequences. From Yemen to Libya to Pakistan, the sky itself has become a source of fear for ordinary people—fear that bears an American insignia.

Background A Transformative Middle Ground 

Question & Answer with Andrew Tomlinson

Andrew Tomlinson heads the New York Office of the Quaker United Nations Office. He is a member of the Chatham-Summit Monthly Meeting in New Jersey.

Background Changing the Blank Check for War 

With the Trump Administration taking threatening steps toward Iran and Venezuela, and U.S. forces involved in dozens of conflicts around the world, it is clearer than ever that Congress must act to take back its constitutional authority over war. This authority is guaranteed in Article I of the U.S. Constitution, but for too long, Congress has ceded this power to the executive branch.

Update "I am part of a generation that has not meaningfully known a country that is at peace." 

FCNL Young Fellow, Chris Kearns-McCoy offers a public comment before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

On April 25, 2019, the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service hosted a public hearing on policy options related to selected service, also known as the military draft.

Update Eyes on the Horizon 

During what is quickly becoming the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disempowered. With speculation, contradictions, and Twitter innuendo flying, one can lose sight of the bigger picture.

Update Progress is Possible 

In these hyperpartisan times, it can sometimes feel like we spend much of our energy on damage control. Last week demonstrated that our advocacy and lobbying is making real, impactful change.