Friends Committee on National Legislation

About Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and our NYYM Representatives

FCNL contact information

245 Second Street NE, Washington DC 20002
(202) 547-6000

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is guided by the General Committee, members of which are appointed by those yearly meetings who wish to participate in its services. FCNL keeps Friends and other interested persons informed on legislation before the US Congress on issues of concern to Friends so that Friends can respond in an informed and timely manner on their own behalf and presents members of the Congress its views on current legislation based upon the legislative policy established by the General Committee

FCNL has suggested that yearly meetings with membership up to five thousand name up to six representatives. Reappointments at the end of their terms are left to the discretion of the yearly meetings. The Nominating Committee of FCNL may also appoint members at large.

Functions of New York Yearly Meeting Representatives

The representatives attend the annual meeting of the General Committee. They organize interest groups on FCNL priorities at Yearly Meeting sessions in order to deepen the understanding of FCNL and its work. They may also assist in fundraising and in encouraging contacts within local meetings to further FCNL work. They report to the Yearly Meeting, including an annual written report.

Link to the Committee's Handbook page.

Resources for Members and Clerks of NYYM Committees

Guidelines for Committee Service—Relevant sections from the yearly meeting Handbook on committe membership and committee clerking.

Guide for Committee Clerks—A resource packet designed to make clerking a NYYM committee easier.

Coordinating Committee Timeline—A guide to the year's tasks for coorcinating committee clerks.

Accountability Queries—Queries for use by committees and the coordinating committees for considering the spiritual state of the yearly meeting's committees.

Documents & Resources