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Jan 20, 2016
Supreme Court Decision to Hear Immigration Case Sparks Celebration
(Colorado Independent)
in Denver, a coalition of immigrant-rights groups takes to the streets in celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case that blocked the Obama administration’s executive action.
Jan 20, 2016
Volunteers push for an end to governing under the influence
(Concord Monitor)
While many in the media focus on the political horse race, some residents in Iowa and New Hampshire zero in on the issues.
Jan 19, 2016
Religious leaders urge minimum raise increase
(Des Moines Register)
Faith leaders in Iowa make the case for a $15 and hour minimum wage.
Jan 19, 2016
Still paying for mistakes of Gulf War
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
Twenty-five years after the launch of Operation Desert Storm, AFSC's Wage Peace coordinators reflect on a quarter century of war.
Jan 18, 2016
West Virginia ranked in racial progression report
More than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his "I Have A Dream," speech, West Virginia still has a long way to go on the path towards racial justice.
Jan 15, 2016
Death of ex-NFL player Lawrence Phillips: how did promising life unravel?
(The Guardian)
Solitary confinement and poor prison conditions may have played a role in the death of a professional football player.
Jan 13, 2016
Family: ICE draws guns, scares US citizen children in immigration sweep
(Asbury Park Press)
In the wake on an announcement of immigration raids, communities are fearful as Immigration and Customs Enforcement detains people in New Jersey.
Jan 12, 2016
Report: For-Profit Prison Lobby Influences Immigrant Detention Policy
(Public News Service)
AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project releases a new report on the detention bed quota -- a federal policy that mandates immigrant detention beds are filled.
Jan 12, 2016
At Least Ducey Mentioned Some Interest in Prison Sentencing Reform During State of the State
(Tucson Weekly)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey addresses the need for criminal justice reform in his State of the State speech.
Jan 12, 2016
US immigration caps put abused children at risk
(The Hill)
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is remedy that can help protect children from abuse. But U.S. immigration quotas limit the number of people who can receive it.
Jan 11, 2016
Who Profits From the Refugee Crisis?
The ongoing wars and conflicts fueling the refugee crisis are generating major profits for defense contractors.
Jan 10, 2016
Escalating Cold War, US Flies B-52 Bomber Over South Korea
(Common Dreams)
AFSC urges diplomacy in the face of escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea.
Jan 10, 2016
Agencies and faith communities unite to support refugee resettlement
(Triad City Beat)
A panel discussion brings information to North Carolina residents about how they can help support refugees.
Jan 8, 2016
Voices from Iowa: We’re paying millions just to lock people up
AFSC's Kevin Rutledge is featured by Fusion's #DearNextPresident team asking presidential candidates to end the detention bed quota.
Jan 8, 2016
Axis of Hostility? US Rejected North Korea’s Offer to Suspend Nuke Tests
(Sputnik News)
Experts weigh in on the meaning of the North Korean nuclear tests and the role of U.S. foreign policy.
Jan 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton Suggests She May Oppose Obama’s $1 Trillion Nuclear Arms Upgrade
(The Intercept)
The Governing Under the Influence project puts pressure on Clinton--and other presidential candidates--to take a stand on nuclear weapons.
Jan 7, 2016
Immigrant Advocates Protest Against ICE Raids
(NJTV News)
Advocates and families speak out against Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids against individuals and families from Central America.
Jan 7, 2016
Nationwide Immigration Raids Spark Fear, Concern in Florida
(Public News Service)
A series of controversial raids targeting undocumented immigrants is drawing outrage and concern in Florida and across the country.
Jan 6, 2016
Accountability and Human Rights Needed in U.S. Approach to Central America
(Huffington Post)
AFSC's Kimberly Krone and the Opportunity Agenda's Diego Iniguez-Lopez urge the Obama administration to stop funding and training governments that fail to respect human rights.
Jan 6, 2016
South Florida Groups To Hold Anti-Immigration Raids Rally In Homestead
(CBS Miami)
Immigrant rights groups hold a rally in Homestead Wednesday where families fearful of future immigration raids can voice their concerns.
Jan 4, 2016
Immigration raids sparking outcry on both sides of issue
(Fox News Latino)
Immigrant rights organizations criticize the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on Central American immigrants who came to the U.S. requesting political asylum.
Jan 4, 2016
PEIA change threatens economic health of vital workers
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
The West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency reduces coverage, endangering the health of the state.
Jan 3, 2016
Jail inmates with good behavior can get access to tablets
(Detroit Free Press)
People incarcerated at a Michigan county jail will have access to tablet computers as part of a new program designed to reduce recidivism.
Dec 31, 2015
Ending the year with prayers for peace
(Religion News Service)
On the eve of a new year, religious leaders from different traditions shared a vision of peace in Kansas City, MO.
Dec 25, 2015
New Year’s Eve in KC will open with a multifaith meditation for peace
(Kansas City Star)
An interfaith event will ring in the new year in Kansas City, MO.


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