While it is easy to feel like a citizen's voice is not heard in Washington, that is not the case in the state houses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The persistent effort of people working together can result in the passage of legislation that makes a very real difference in the lives of people in our commmunity - in being able to get a job after conviction of a crime, in limiting racial profiling by the police, in preventing eviction of tenants without just cause when the apartment complex enters foreclosure, in stopping payday lending, to name a few things.
This page is to help you use your voice. We can be very sure that the corporations are busy in Washington and in every state house pushing for their own interests (especially their profitis). Only when citizens speak up, bringing to life the words of the song "But 2 and 2 and 50 make a million..." making a mighty roar, will we be able to change the balance and shift the priorities. AFSC has a collection of resources for to help you do that work at both the federal and state levels. Below are links to campaigns we are working on. Click on one that interests you
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 office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.