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Nov 25, 2014

R.I. community leaders: Ferguson ‘just another sad chapter’   (Providence Journal)
Community leaders, including AFSC's Martha Yager, speak about what the Ferguson grand jury verdict means for Rhode Island
Protesters Rally at City Hall in Northampton   (ABC 40)
Hundreds gathered on the steps of City Hall in Northampton at a rally organized by AFSC to show support for the people of Ferguson, Missouri.
Immigration reform reaction mixed   (Catholic Sentinel)
AFSC's Pedro Sosa speaks to the Catholic Sentinel about the advantages and drawbacks to President Obama's immigration reform.

Nov 22, 2014

AFSC: Ending Ferguson Violence Begins with Peace Education   (KMAland)
In the wake of the death of Michael Brown and months of unrest in Ferguson, Joshua Saleem explains how AFSC's Peace Education Program is working with young people to nonviolently address injustice.

Nov 21, 2014

Different Views on President Obama's Immigration Order   (WFMY News )
North Carolina residents, including AFSC's Lori Khamala, respond to President Obama's Executive Order on immigration.
Who Will Lose Under Obama’s Executive Action?   (Colorlines)
Immigrant rights activists from across the country weigh in on who will benefit from President Obama's executive order and who is excluded.

Nov 20, 2014

For-Profit Prison Companies Have A Worrying Plan For Boosting Profits   (Business Insider)
According to a new report released by AFSC, for-profit prison companies are expanding into psychiatric facilities and civil commitment centers.

Nov 19, 2014

How Could Immigration Reform Impact Iowa’s Economy?   (Iowa Public Radio)
AFSC's Immigrant Voice Program Director Sandra Sanchez talks with Iowa Public Radio about some of the issues undocumented workers in Iowa face and the possible economic impact of immigration reform.

Nov 17, 2014

Locals react to potential immigration reform   (Fox 8)
In advance of a potential executive order on immigration reform, AFSC's Lori Khamala speaks to Fox News about why President Obama should take action.

Nov 12, 2014

US and Western Allies Turn Backs On Refugee Crisis in Syria and Iraq   (Common Dreams)
As the United Nations criticizes the international community for its failure to address the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and Syria, AFSC's Raed Jarrar speaks about the role of the U.S. military in exacerbating the problem.

Nov 11, 2014

A tough cell: US to defend solitary confinement use before UN   (Al Jazeera America)
In the lead up to the United Nations Committee Against Torture meeting in Geneva, AFSC's Bonnie Kerness and Ojore Lutalo highlight the dangers of solitary confinement.

Nov 5, 2014

Experts Discuss Treatment Of Prisoners In Arizona   (91.5 KJZZ)
AFSC's Caroline Isaacs discusses prison privatization, solitary confinement, and medical care in Arizona's prisons.

Oct 30, 2014

American exile   (Boulder Weekly)
As Arturo Hernández García takes sanctuary in a Denver church to avoid deportation, AFSC's Jennifer Piper explains why faith communities are joining the call for immigration reform.

Oct 28, 2014

Georgians Occupy Secretary of State’s Office To Protest Voter Suppression: ‘Let Us Vote’   (Think Progress)
Activists with the Moral Mondays movement occupy the Georgia State Capitol demanding an answer to why 40,000 voter registrations have gone missing.

Oct 27, 2014

Mexican man claims sanctuary in Denver church basement   (ABC7)
The First Unitarian Church of Denver, along with a coalition of faith groups including AFSC, offers sanctuary to an undocumented man to prevent his deportation.

Oct 22, 2014

Iraq divided: The fight against ISIL   (Al Jazeera)
AFSC's Policy Impact Coordinator Raed Jarrar weighs in on U.S. military aid to extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.
First Person in CO Claims Sanctuary to Avoid Deportation   (Public News Service)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been trying to deport Arturo Hernandez for the past four years. With the help of the New Sanctuary Movement, he became the first person in Colorado to take sanctuary in a local church.
Man declares sanctuary in Denver to avoid deportation   (Denver Post)
AFSC in Denver has been working to build the New Sanctuary Movement, which has offered sanctuary in a Unitarian Church to a man facing deportation.

Oct 12, 2014

Passamaquoddy Youth Leader in South Africa   (Maine Public Broadcasting Network)
Native youth leader from Maine travels to Cape Town for the World Summit of Nobel Laureates' Global Youth Indaba.

Oct 9, 2014

2015 a Make-or-Break Year for Nuclear Disarmament   (Inter Press News Service)
In April of 2015, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference will take place in New York. A network of organizations, including AFSC, is mobilizing for nuclear abolition and climate justice.

Oct 8, 2014

Campaign means it's time to get up close and personal   (New Hampshire Union Leader)
Florida Senator and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is questioned on foreign policy as part of AFSC's "Governing Under the Influence" project.
Quakers look to shake up Arizona attorney general’s race   (Phoenix Business Journal)
AFSC questions Mark Brnovich, candidate for Arizona Attorney General, on his relationship to private prison company Corrections Corporation of America.

Oct 7, 2014

After 13 Years, President Obama, 'Time to End Our Endless War in Afghanistan'   (Common Dreams)
As the war in Afghanistan marks it's 13th year, the AFSC joins with activists and veterans across the country to call for peace.
Rubio joins Brown to call Shaheen ‘silent shadow’ of ‘failed’ Obama foreign policy   (NH Journal)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert asks presidential hopeful Marco Rubio about "corporate cronyism" and military spending.

Sep 29, 2014

"War Has Failed Miserably": Could U.S. Strikes Unite Extremists at Odds in Syria?   (Democracy Now)
Democracy Now interviews AFSC's Policy Impact Coordinator Raed Jarrar about the rise of the ISIS, the expanded U.S. military response, and what a political solution could look like.

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