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Nov 14, 2015

Candidates Long To Know What Young Voters Want. Why Not Just Ask?   (National Public Radio)
AFSC's Hector Salamanca Arroyo speaks at a panel in conjunction with the Presidential debate about what young voters want and how they are engaging with the 2016 elections.

Nov 13, 2015

Border Patrol Puts Off Decision On Body Cameras For Agents   (BuzzFeed)
The nation’s largest law enforcement agency, under fire from immigration advocates, says it needs more time to determine whether to outfit border agents with body cameras.
Solitary confinement conference draws emotion   (New Jersey Herald)
AFSC's Prison Watch Program helps organize a conference on the devastating consequences of solitary confinement.
Can Cities End the School-to-Prison Pipeline? Relentless Organizers Are Tallying Wins   (Yes! Magazine)
Youth organizers in Seattle have worked for years to stop juvenile jail expansion and end juvenile incarceration. Recent victories have moved them closer to their goals.

Nov 12, 2015

Cruz rally touts outsider image   (Union Leader)
AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project greats Ted Cruz and other presidential candidates with giant banners as they arrive at the New Hampshire state house.

Nov 11, 2015

Report Reveals Alleged Abused of Immigrants in Solitary Confinement   (NJTV)
A new AFSC report, called "23 Hours in the Box," details the abuses immigrants face in solitary confinement.

Nov 10, 2015

The AFSC Explains Its Views on Palestine   (Wall Street Journal)
AFSC sets the record straight on boycott, divestment and sanctions and our work in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

Nov 9, 2015

Alone and Isolated, the Punishment Piles on for Immigrant Detainees   (WNYC)
Immigrant detainees are often held in solitary confinement, in harsh conditions, and are subjected to cruel and arbitrary disciplinary systems.
#NPRYouthVote: Will Young Voters Lead Or Lag In 2016?   (National Public Radio)
AFSC's Hector Salamanca Arroyo speaks on a panel of activists and experts on facts and myths about young voters in the 2016 election.

Nov 7, 2015

DOJ Will Not Prosecute Agents Who Murdered Anastasio Hernández Rojas   (San Diego Free Press)
Family, advocates, and friends comment on the Department of Justice decision that they will not prosecute the Border Patrol Agents who killed Anastasio Hernández Rojas.
Due Process: Citizen By Birth   (NJTV)
This program looks at the conservative movement to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. and the immigrant rights advocates who explain the potential devastating consequences.

Nov 5, 2015

State House: Place to Be As POTUS Candidates Get On NH Ballot   (Public News Service)
During the candidate filing period, AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project greets candidates on the State House steps.

Nov 4, 2015

Kanawha Community Dicusses Racial Issues   (West Virginia Public Radio)
"Taking Action for Racial Equality" event opens up space for dialog and action.

Nov 3, 2015

Students Lead Vigil to Support Detained Immigrants   (Public News Service)
Activists from the University of Denver tried to shift the focus of the debate back to the people experiencing the impact of the nation's immigration policies.

Nov 2, 2015

Collective Victory Declared as Obama Takes Small Step to 'Ban the Box'   (Common Dreams)
Following years of organizing by formerly-incarcerated people and their families, President Barack Obama announced he will instruct some federal employers to delay inquiries into a job applicant's incarceration history to curb discrimination and stigma.
The Systematic Mistreatment of Palestinian Children   (Chicago Monitor)
In the midst of an upsurge in violence in Israel-Palestine, AFSC and Defense for Children International-Palestine launched the campaign “No Way to Treat a Child” to try and stop the detention of Palestinian children.
New Tool Exposes Companies Profiting from Mass Incarceration   (Public News Service)
Human rights advocates are deploying a new digital tool to help convince corporations to stop profiting from mass incarceration.

Oct 30, 2015

Budget deal averts manufactured crisis; sidesteps the real one   (The Hill)
In this op ed, AFSC's José Santos Woss explains what's left out of the budget deal, and why we need to shift funding from the Pentagon to human needs.
8 (Ten) Women Who Make a Difference   (
AFSC's Lori Fernald Khamala is nominated for Greensboro's Women of the Year for her immigrant rights work, her commitment to social justice, and her ability to bring people together.
Could the Next Tucson Police Chief Come From Out of State?   (Arizona Public Radio)
Members if the City Police Chief Appointment Advisory Committee recommend an out-of-state candidate known for implementing reforms within police departments.

Oct 29, 2015

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signs into law bill targeting 'sanctuary cities'   (Fox News Latino)
AFSC speaks out against new legislation that places additional restrictions on immigrants.

Oct 28, 2015

American Friends Calls for Private Prison Company Divestment   (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)
As part of a new campaign, AFSC tracks dozens of companies that run private prisons or make money from the prison industry, including private juvenile detention centers.
Montini: Got a spare room? Open a private prison   (Arizona Republic)
An Arizona Republic columnist reflects on the illogical nature of the state's relationship with private prison companies.
McCrory signs controversial immigration bill   (Greensboro News and Record)
A controversial bill that prohibits the use of community IDs created for undocumented immigrants is signed into law.

Oct 27, 2015

Private prison company facing sex harassment suit wins state contract   (Arizona Republic)
Arizona awards multi-million dollar contract to run a private prison to GEO Group, which is facing an EEOC sexual harassment suit at another Arizona correctional facility.

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