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U.S. Rep. Kaptur, other elected officials discuss corporate political money, Lakewood ballot initiative

Lakewood MTA event

Pictured in image: State Representative Marcy Kaptur,  State Representative Nickie Antonio H Lakewood City Councilman at Large Tom Bullock
Corporate Personhood Expert Greg Coleridge of the American Friends Service Committee

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Migwe Kimemia's Journey with AFSC

After a multi-year campaign highlighting the positive contributions of immigrants and refugees to the Greater Dayton, Ohio community, the city made history recently by unanimously approving a comprehensive “Welcome Dayton” plan. Dayton officials say the plan focuses on making the community “one that treats all people kindly, fairly and humanely,” as Mayor Gary Leitzell put it.

9/11 CommUNITY Reflections & Renewal

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join with others of other backgrounds and experiences on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedies at a community dialogue to:

Greg Coleridge on Transparency in Government

As part of AFSC's campaign of developing and advocating for political campaign contribution limits and other reforms in the new Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, OH) charter, AFSC's Greg Coleridge was asked by the TAP Summit on Transparency to offer his reflections.

AFSC stands up for workers’ rights in Ohio

AFSC staff and volunteers were among the nearly 500 participants in a rally at the State House in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio.com: Archenemies in charter fight

Foes marshal forces against seven amendments on the ballot in Akron. City leaders say they're needed. Both sides angle for voters who'll decide Nov. 2. The AFSC"s Greg Coleridge weighs in on campaign finance reform.

Cleveland.com: Let public funds be sole influence

The AFSC's Greg Coleridge urges public financing of elections in this letter to the editor.

Using Soccer to Build Peace and Harmony

The Dayton Refugee Justice program took advantage of the World Cup-induced soccer fever to sponsor a unique event: The Umoja Afrika Cup tournament on June 12, 2010.

More than 50 young people from Burundi, Kenya and Senegal participated in a round robin style tournament, buoyed by sheer excitement and unfazed by rain, reported Migwe Kimemia, program director. “The Burundian refugees were extremely excited as this was their first such experience since they arrived in Dayton about two years ago,“ he said. “It got even more exciting after they upset the Kenyan team by 7 goals to 2.”

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