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Michael Snarr (left) with participants from Wilmington College at FCNL's Spring Lobby Weekend 2022.
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An analysis of the 2018–2022 Forward Plan concludes that despite the challenges of the last five years, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has been transformed  into a “bigger, more resilient, and effective lobbying organization that continually innovates to meet challenges while remaining grounded in Quaker faith and practice.”

In 2017, the FCNL Executive Committee approved the FY 2018-2022 Forward Plan. In describing the plan, former FCNL General Secretary Diane Randall said, “[W]e boldly venture forth, rooted in God’s love, grounded in Quaker faith and practice, and guided in Light.”

FCNL was often referred to as Capitol Hill’s best-kept lobbying secret, but that is no longer true today. The analysis says that while it is not yet a household name, journalists now call FCNL lobbyists for analysis and comments on various issues.

Faith groups rely on FCNL’s ability to harness the grassroots. Partners, including those from conservative circles, seek FCNL out for its ability to talk to both sides of the aisle.

You can find the rest of the November/December Washington Newsletter, including the rest of this article, in the sidebar to the right.