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Economic Justice

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera: Forging Relationships Across Borders

“A very appealing feature of the CFO philosophy is that they never impose an agenda on the workers, but instead respond to needs that workers articulate. They say ‘Always go to the workers with empty hands’—equivalent to our idiom of an open mind.” - Judith Rosenberg, Co-founder of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

AFSC-Austin has supported grassroots initiatives among workers, migrants and activists for over a decade.

Change Trade Policy

In today’s global economy, workers everywhere need policies that support jobs and communities.  A new trade bill recently introduced in Congress will help reverse the global race to the bottom on wages and working conditions. 

This June, Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), a former paper mill worker, introduced the Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act (“H.R. 3012”) in Congress.  The bill will ensure that trade agreements don’t infringe on:

Cost of War, Economic

The Cost of War

The purpose of The Cost of War is to highlight the economic cost of the war and demand that Congress shift war funding to support human needs here and real solution in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display features 10 seven-foot banners that explore the one day cost of war and how that money could be better spent on human needs.

To read more about The Cost of War, please visit www.afsc.org/cost.

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