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Background Our Growing Advocacy Network 

Thousands of FCNL volunteer lobbyists from Florida to Alaska visited Congressional offices last year to lobby respectfully and in a non-partisan manner for the world we seek. You advocated to support sentencing reform, to support legislation to prevent atrocities, to oppose U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen, and to prevent cuts to the food stamps program.

Background Our Legislative Priorities for the 116th Congress 

During FCNL’s Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2018, the General Committee affirmed our legislative priorities in the new 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 Our Progress Towards the World We Seek 

FCNL made important progress during the 115th Congress, despite the prevailing hyper-partisanship. The mission for peace, justice, and sustainability is essential for all humanity, regardless of political views.

Background The Marathon for the World We Seek  

I love running long distances. My most recent marathon was a 243-mile race deep in the Moab Desert of Utah. I ran for more than 90 hours with barely any sleep.

Update Support dialogue and diplomacy, not military intervention in Venezuela 

The people of Venezuela have suffered through years of severe economic hardship and political crisis brought on by a repressive and authoritarian government.

Background Bill Analysis: The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 

The reintroduction of the EICDA (H.R. 763) is an exciting advancement of bipartisan Congressional efforts to price carbon emissions and reduce greenhouse gases.

Background The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 

Bill Analysis of H.R. 763

On Jan. 24, Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18), Scott Peters (D-CA-52), and Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03) introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (EICDA).

FCNL in the News We must do more than simply remember the Holocaust 

Enacting the Elie Wiesel legislation represented a major victory for activists and advocates. But our work is not over.

Action Alert Failed Votes Pave Way for Shutdown Resolution 

Urge your senators to pursue a long term solution without further militarizing our border or or shutting down the government.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

January 2019

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).

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