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Youth delivers testimony on chemical spill

Destiny at public hearing

"My name is Destiny Gallagher, I am 15 years old, and I have some important questions."

 February 2014 – With her speech in hand Destiny Gallagher approached the podium and saw the floor and galleries in the House of Delegates chamber at West Virginia’s State Capitol filled with people and news cameras everywhere. As a fifteen year old from Boone County, she was the youngest person to speak at the public hearing on the chemical spill which affected 300,000 residents’ drinking water.  Destiny had some tough questions for our legislators and spoke eloquently and powerfully about the dangerous impact of too much corporate power.  Destiny said, “We deserve better.

Youth letter to Senator Toomey

IHTD Advocacy Visit 2

PA Youth visit their Senators to advocate for education and the environment.

Four Pittsburgh youth went to D.C. to advocate for their priorities.

AFSC to Launch New Palestine and Israel Newsletter

Sign up to receive AFSC's new Palestine-Israel newsletter. 

During July AFSC will launch a new Israel and Palestine focused newsletter.  The newsletter will be topical and will come out approximately three times each month. 

Immigration Reform Advocacy Toolkit

The Toolkit is a collection of documents and resources that we hope will help you speak up in support of comprehensive humane immigration reform.   It is crucial that your Congressional Representative and Senators hear from many people who support fair, just, humane reform.  These resources will help you craft your own message.  You might also simply want to send the New Path document and testimony AFSC has given with a note saying that you like what is said in those documents and hope that they will read them.  What is important is that you speak up! 

Impact of the Farm Bill and AFSC's Advocacy Role for Sustainable Farmers

U.S. Farm Bill is a Food Bill

by Don Bustos

originally published in the Green Fire Times, December 2011

UCC Day of Advocacy, March 10, 2011

information on March 10, 2011 "UCC Day of Advocacy"

Organize Just Peace

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 12:00pm - 6:30pm


For Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine

AFSC Campus Organizing Conference


Join Campus Organizers for Educational Panels and Interactive Workshops!

AFSC Supports New Civil Society in Mozambique

OCODEMA logo launch

Mozambican community members at logo launch

Community members pose in front of logo for new community organization, OCODEMA.


Contact: Anna Crumley-Effinger

Office: 215-241-7150


After more than 30 years, AFSC leaves its work in good hands of OCODEMA 

Reentry Videos Screening Toolkit

The American Friends Service Committee and Voices of Hope Productions joined forces to support, through the medium of film, community groups and policy organizations devoted to men and women returning home after incarceration. These three films are the result. A Failing System was a labor of love by Voices of Hope. No Where to Go and Healing Justice: Transformed Lives were made with the support of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Integrity House, and Women Who Never Give Up, Inc.

WIRED UP: Youth Take on Violence

Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Free event in Chicago, May 22! All educators/organizations who attend with 5 or more youth will be entered into a drawing to win a Flip camera! Please direct all questions and RSVPs to and pass it on!

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