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Mar 1, 2016
Banking on Freedom
(Sojourners)
The movement to divest from mass incarceration is growing across the country.
Feb 12, 2016
Movement calls for end to "slavery" in Colorado
(Denver Post)
Advocacy groups in Colorado works to remove language in the Colorado constitution that prohibits slavery, "except as a punishment for crime."
Feb 12, 2016
Careful, tougher work rules for food benefit could cost WV and people
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson cautions against stricter requirements for people receiving food assistance.
Feb 11, 2016
Not Lovin’ the Border Patrol at Lincoln High School
(San Diego Free Press)
At San Diego's Lincoln High School, Border Patrol agents are asked not to attend job fair.
Feb 11, 2016
Want to Get Tough with the Candidates? Get a Quaker
(WGBH)
AFSC trains the people of New Hampshire and Iowa to ask presidential candidates tough questions.
Feb 10, 2016
Border Patrol's appearance at Lincoln High School career fair canceled 2 days before event
(ABC 10)
Border Patrol agents were asked not to come to a high school career fair because of concerns that their presence would make some students feel unsafe.
Feb 9, 2016
These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press
(The Intercept)
AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project trains hundreds of volunteers to ask presidential candidates the questions that matter.
Feb 9, 2016
No More Mr. Nice Guy
(The Week)
When the media doesn't ask presidential candidates the hard questions, Quakers step in to challenge presidential candidates on money in politics.
Feb 9, 2016
City Council Increases Campaign Contribution Limit
(Cleveland Scene)
Cleveland City Council approved an increase on the maximum amount of political campaign contributions despite concerns from community groups.
Feb 8, 2016
Private Prisons Fight Back
(OZY)
As the country moves toward criminal justice reform, private prison corporations expand into electronic monitoring, private halfway houses and rehabilitation services, and expanded immigrant detention.
Feb 6, 2016
The biggest political issue of our times, and few care
(Concord Monitor)
A reporter from the Concord Monitor spends a day with AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project.
Feb 5, 2016
Is the Pentagon's Budget About To Be Nuked?
(Defense News)
Critics weigh in on the Pentagon's plan to modernize and expand its nuclear arsenal.
Feb 4, 2016
Our Man in New Hampshire: Weathering the Elements for Ted Cruz
(New York Times)
As candidates and their supporters flock to New Hampshire, AFSC is on the scene highlighting connections between government, big business and the military.
Feb 4, 2016
“Gambling away our future”: Activist groups warn of disaster as nations sign pro-corporate TPP deal in lavish casino
(Salon)
Activists across the world speak out against the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that will benefit corporations at the expense of workers and the environment.
Feb 4, 2016
Decades later, a secret finally revealed
(Chicago Crusader)
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King became the third Black leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated by AFSC.
Feb 1, 2016
Peace is Possible
(Friends Journal )
A Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Maine grapples with the history of violence, racism, and cultural genocide directed against Wabanaki children and adults.
Jan 31, 2016
Local officials questioning new plan to house immigrant children at Lakewood center
(Denver Post)
Activists and public figures respond to the Obama administration's announcement that they will be detaining and deporting thousands of Central American children.
Jan 30, 2016
The Perils of Privatization
(Common Dreams)
Privatization incentivizes high incarceration rates and negatively impacts communities and state budgets.
Jan 29, 2016
The Push For 10,000 Latino Voters At The Iowa Caucuses
(FiveThirtyEight)
In the 2016 election, candidates vie for Latino votes, and Latino activists hope to shape the debate.
Jan 29, 2016
Here's What Happened When We Questioned Macklemore & Ryan Lewis About Their White Privilege
(Colorlines)
AFSC's Dustin Washington and other racial justice activists sit down with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to talk about the role of white people and celebrities in the struggle to end white supremacy.
Jan 24, 2016
Prison Population Trends in Arizona Since 1994
(Newsmax)
The prison population in Arizona has increased by 52% over the past ten years. Rather than build new prisons, advocates suggest policy changes.
Jan 24, 2016
No more governing under the influence
(The Gazette)
Residents of Iowa and New Hampshire lift up hopes for change in the lead up to the 2016 elections.
Jan 22, 2016
Social justice groups blanket Amherst with welcome refugee posters
(MassLive)
In an effort to counter Islamophobia and anti-refugee rhetoric, community members launch a public poster project.
Jan 20, 2016
Organizations Gather Winter Clothing Donations for Refugees New to Iowa
(WHO TV)
Two local organizations have joined forces in order to help refugees feel welcome and warm when they arrive in Iowa.
Jan 20, 2016
Denver immigration groups celebrate SCOTUS decision to reconsider DAPA
(Denver Post)
Immigrant-rights groups took to the steps of Colorado's Supreme Court building Wednesday to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case concerning President Obama's executive action.

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