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.
Dignity, not detention, was the rallying cry Wednesday, when approximately 30 people gathered at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office to protest conditions for immigrant detainees and the detentions themselves.
"Immigrants have equal rights. ... We don't believe detention is the solution to the current broken (immigration) law," said Chia Chia Wang of the American Friends Service Committee to the crowd.
It’s early on Tuesday morning, and dozens of Latino men are gathered outside of the Home Depot on Rhode Island Avenue.
A pickup truck slows to a stop in the parking lot, and the men swarm around it, negotiating frantically with the driver. The driver motions for two of them to get in and the men speed away. The rest shuffle back to the shade of the trees and wait for the next truck to appear.
Thursday was the six-month anniversary of the nation’s new health care law. West Virginia supporters of the Affordable Care Act marked the day with comments about provisions of the law that are now in effect. Among the members of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care speaking out yesterday was Rick Wilson of the American Friends Service Committee.
AFSC is participating in the One Nation Working Together mobilization on October 2 in Washington, DC.
AFSC has joined with a wide array of peace, immigrant rights, faith-based, labor, and social and economic justice organizations to co-sponsor this event. AFSC joins this effort to help uplift the aspirations for of multitudes in the United States whose voices need to be heard in the debate over the direction of our country.
If you want to be in touch with AFSC representatives who have been working on the mobilization effort you can contact them below.
We've already spent a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the meantime, education budgets are being slashed in schools like this one:
You're more plugged into the communities you grew up in than policymakers in Washington—and The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are staging a video contest to find out what you would do if you had access to the Federal budget.
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