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Nov 7, 2015

Due Process: Citizen By Birth   (NJTV)
This program looks at the conservative movement to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. and the immigrant rights advocates who explain the potential devastating consequences.

Nov 5, 2015

State House: Place to Be As POTUS Candidates Get On NH Ballot   (Public News Service)
During the candidate filing period, AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project greets candidates on the State House steps.

Nov 4, 2015

Kanawha Community Dicusses Racial Issues   (West Virginia Public Radio)
"Taking Action for Racial Equality" event opens up space for dialog and action.

Nov 3, 2015

Students Lead Vigil to Support Detained Immigrants   (Public News Service)
Activists from the University of Denver tried to shift the focus of the debate back to the people experiencing the impact of the nation's immigration policies.

Nov 2, 2015

Collective Victory Declared as Obama Takes Small Step to 'Ban the Box'   (Common Dreams)
Following years of organizing by formerly-incarcerated people and their families, President Barack Obama announced he will instruct some federal employers to delay inquiries into a job applicant's incarceration history to curb discrimination and stigma.
The Systematic Mistreatment of Palestinian Children   (Chicago Monitor)
In the midst of an upsurge in violence in Israel-Palestine, AFSC and Defense for Children International-Palestine launched the campaign “No Way to Treat a Child” to try and stop the detention of Palestinian children.
New Tool Exposes Companies Profiting from Mass Incarceration   (Public News Service)
Human rights advocates are deploying a new digital tool to help convince corporations to stop profiting from mass incarceration.

Oct 30, 2015

Budget deal averts manufactured crisis; sidesteps the real one   (The Hill)
In this op ed, AFSC's José Santos Woss explains what's left out of the budget deal, and why we need to shift funding from the Pentagon to human needs.
8 (Ten) Women Who Make a Difference   (
AFSC's Lori Fernald Khamala is nominated for Greensboro's Women of the Year for her immigrant rights work, her commitment to social justice, and her ability to bring people together.
Could the Next Tucson Police Chief Come From Out of State?   (Arizona Public Radio)
Members if the City Police Chief Appointment Advisory Committee recommend an out-of-state candidate known for implementing reforms within police departments.

Oct 29, 2015

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signs into law bill targeting 'sanctuary cities'   (Fox News Latino)
AFSC speaks out against new legislation that places additional restrictions on immigrants.

Oct 28, 2015

American Friends Calls for Private Prison Company Divestment   (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)
As part of a new campaign, AFSC tracks dozens of companies that run private prisons or make money from the prison industry, including private juvenile detention centers.
Montini: Got a spare room? Open a private prison   (Arizona Republic)
An Arizona Republic columnist reflects on the illogical nature of the state's relationship with private prison companies.

Oct 27, 2015

Private prison company facing sex harassment suit wins state contract   (Arizona Republic)
Arizona awards multi-million dollar contract to run a private prison to GEO Group, which is facing an EEOC sexual harassment suit at another Arizona correctional facility.

Oct 25, 2015

Lawmakers are the real monopolists   (
A provision on the Ohio ballot threatens to take power away from the people and make it harder for Ohio residents to get important issues on the ballot.

Oct 24, 2015

Why Are Immigrant Mothers Wearing Ankle Monitors?   (Latino USA)
Many undocumented immigrants--including mothers seeking asylum in the United States--are forced to wear ankle monitors. AFSC's Amy Gottlieb explains why this is a problem.

Oct 22, 2015

Campaign seeks funding for immigrants’ licenses   (Durango Herald)
Immigrant-rights groups launch a campaign to preserve access to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in Colorado.

Oct 21, 2015

Reflections on Palestine: The Madness of Occupation in Hebron   (San Diego Free Press)
AFSC's Pedro Rios reflects on his recent trip to Hebron and the meaning of life under occupation.

Oct 20, 2015

Committee opens WV tax reform ideas to public comment   (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
AFSC's Rick Wilson urges caution as the state considers cutting corporate taxes during a hearing held by the Select Committee on Tax Reform.

Oct 19, 2015

Louisiana religious leaders urge court to spare life of death-row inmate   (National Catholic Reporter)
Religious leaders across the state file a brief to try and stop the execution of a man on death row.
Retired Colonel to Address Iowans on Pentagon Influence   (Public News Service)
A former high-ranking military officer travels to Iowa to speak on the excessive political influence of Pentagon contractors on U.S. foreign policy.

Oct 18, 2015

Time to stop governing under the influence   (Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Kathleen McQuillen questions whether—like many politicians on the federal level—Iowa's governor is "governing under the influence" of corporations.

Oct 17, 2015

Speakers: End persecution of Palestinians   (Des Moines Register)
At an event in Des Moines, religious leaders speak out against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory.

Oct 15, 2015

ACLU Accuses Border Patrol Of Allowing Agents To Operate With Impunity   (BuzzFeed)
According to a new report, numerous civil rights complaints against border patrol agents were mishandled or never investigated.

Oct 13, 2015

US reports sharp drop in use of force by border agents   (ABC10)
Activists weigh in on a report that shows a decline in abuses by border patrol agents. AFSC's Pedro Rios says more needs to be done.

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