Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers. Exactly one year before that he given the Riverside Church speech, in which he not only spoke out against the war in Vietnam but linked the problems of racisim, militarism and economic injustice.
If you are afraid for the future of Workers Rights, Social Programs, Public Education, Medicare, Social Security, the Environment, Women’sRights, Public Transportation, Public TV and Radio, Unions, Public Housing, Immigrant Rights, Aid to the Arts and more…
We're used to hearing bad economic statistics about West Virginia and bad comparisons to other states, but when it comes to unemployment insurance, we're actually ahead of the pack.
By Sept. 2010, 32 states had to borrow money from the federal government to the tune of almost $40 billion when their unemployment insurance systems went bust. West Virginia is one of the few, and the only one among surrounding states, to avoid that fate so far.
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.