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Audio from AFSC

The concept of shared security is growing in its scope and impact, amplifying voices for peace and justice here and abroad. Join us for a conversation with Aura Kanegis, AFSC's Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, and Raed Jarrar, AFSC's Government Relations Manager, as we explore the future of shared security.
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on Cleveland seeking to buy riot gear for the Republican National Convention, the $10 billion Presidential contest and our work for fundamental change. Length (32:21)
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s (PUCO) ongoing inaction of First Energy Corporation’s bailout plan for customers to pay for antiquated coal plants, a new study confirming that private international “trade” courts benefit huge corporations and the super wealthy, and while replacing Supreme Court justices matter — enacting constitutional amendments matter more (Length 33:24).
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and reflect on what’s required to be an effective human and citizen in our country — which has become akin to a democracy theme park  (Length 34:17).
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on Ohio’s ECOT online charter school once more being rewarded for political campaign investments, a transnational corporations having greater water rights than Flint, MI residents, why our government isn’t listening to the needs of people, and the successful effort in collecting 337,000 signatures by democracy activists to place a Move to Amend initiative on the ballot in the State of Washington (Length 35.02).
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and comment on our Open Letter responding to Akron’s “Blue Ribbon Task Force” report (and the need for your calls), 100 donors having donated/invested more in the 2016 presidential elections than the 2 million smallest donors, why conservatives should support campaign finance reform, and Rob Portman announcing his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) due to building opposition “back home” (i.e. because of you!).  (Length 34:53)
We report on last week’s activities; announce next week’s events; and comment on President Carter calling big campaign contributions “legalized bribery,” a challenge to enact political campaign contribution limits in Cuyahoga County, a proposal to raise political campaign contribution limits in Cleveland by 900%, the Akron “Blue Ribbon” committee recommendation of exploring selling/leasing the water and sewer system, and the official signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  (Length 38:43)
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and provide an update on the attack on Ohio’s unemployment compensation system (and the need to take action), the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (and the need to take action), why John Kasich should join the growing movement to end corporate personhood and money as speech, and what looks like the start of the next decline of the economy…and what you can do. (Length 31:27)
We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and discuss the TPP as a brand new same old story, taking action to protect unemployment insurance in Ohio, the water AND democracy crisis in Flint MI, shedding light on “dark money” nonprofit groups that spend money in federal elections, and a little history on taxing the rich.  (Length: 38:09)

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