AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program, based in Cambridge, has been busy building social and political movements across a wide range of issues. Our staff – Joseph Gerson, Paul Shannon, and Stephen G. Cary Fellow Sofia Wolman – work as a team to move our nation to prioritize human needs over military-industrial complex wars and profits. See the attached document for an update on our staff's work to change policy and build the movement for peace and justice in Boston and beyond.
In honor of the rapidly approaching March 1 decision on the sequester, the Budget for All coalition visited the Boston offices of Senators Elizabeth Warren and William Cowan on Valentine's Day, delivering valentines a
Petitioners Needed This Week to Put the Budget for All Referendum on the Ballot in Your Town!
This is a general appeal for 2 hours of your time this weekend or next week from the American Friends Service Committee, Mass. Peace Action, the Right to the City Civic Action Alliance and 20 other peace, labor and community groups – the sponsors of the statewide “Budget for All” statewide referendum campaign (www.Budget4AllMass.org).
Late May means that it is crunch time at both the RI and MA state houses. Months of work - hearings, letter writing, lobby visits and phone calls - are on the line. It is also the period of time when lawmaking is at its ugliest. To some politicians everything is reduced to horse trading. Transparency, what little there was, is totally gone. The merits of a bill may mean little as it becomes one of many bargining chips in a massive "game".
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.