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AFSC in the news

May 12, 2016
Union for Border Patrol agents under fire for endorsement of Trump
(Los Angeles Times)
A young person from AFSC's 67 Sueños program, and many others, question the decision of the National Border Patrol Council to endorse Donald Trump.
May 11, 2016
These Grannies Are Helping to Plug the School-to-Military Pipeline at Its Source
(The Nation)
The Grannie Peace Brigade is working hard to get JROTC out of New York City schools.
May 10, 2016
Human rights advocates attend RE/MAX shareholder meeting to demand that the global real estate giant stop selling homes in illegal Israeli settlements
(Mondoweiss)
Activists protest shareholder meeting of a company company profiting from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
May 9, 2016
Divesting From the Prison Profiteers You Support Every Day
(Truthout)
Private companies, including 3M and Century Link, are profiting from mass incarceration.
May 9, 2016
Group to track alleged DHS violations
(San Diego Union Tribune)
AFSC will track alleged instances of mistreatment by federal border and immigration agents.
May 8, 2016
Obama should listen to and learn from Hiroshima survivors
(Concord Monitor)
As President Obama plans a visit to Hiroshima, anti-nuclear activists urge him to meet with those most impacted by the bombings.
May 6, 2016
Why West Virginians Have Turned on Hillary Clinton
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Economic issues in struggling West Virginia towns shape the debate during the presidential elections.
May 6, 2016
President Obama Should Meet A-Bomb Survivors
(CounterPunch)
The Obama administration need to make a strong commitment to nuclear disarmament.
May 6, 2016
Lanzan campaña para documentar maltrato de agentes en frontera de California
(La Opinión)
AFSC documented 14 complaints of alleged physical or verbal harassment by federal officials last year.
May 3, 2016
WV’s good rank in child nutrition threatened in U.S. House
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
A new bill before the West Virginia legislature increases and complicates access to free and subsidized lunch programs.
May 2, 2016
Branstad to sign Israel anti-boycott bill
(Des Moines Register)
Despite strong opposition, Iowa Governor says he will sign a bill that prohibits state funds from being invested in companies that boycott Israel.
May 2, 2016
NJ migrant children face new barrier: school
(Asbury Park Press)
Though all children, regardless of their immigration status, have a right to public education, some school districts are finding ways to keep them out.
May 1, 2016
Hundreds Expected to Rally on May Day
(Times of San Diego)
Hundreds of representatives of organized labor and Latino rights groups plan a May Day rally and march in downtown San Diego.
May 1, 2016
Proclaiming Love and Justice
(Friends Journal)
Since the 1960's AFSC has worked for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people.
Apr 30, 2016
New UN database of companies complicit in Israel's occupation
(The Hill)
The United Nations Human Rights Council will establish a database of all companies implicated in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.
Apr 27, 2016
Landlords continue push against filing amendment
(Nashua Telegraph)
AFSC testifies at a pubic hearing on a tenant bill at the New Hampshire statehouse.
Apr 27, 2016
Israel anti-boycott bill heads to Branstad
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Kathleen McQuillen speaks out against an Iowa bill that prohibits state funds from being directly invested in companies that boycott Israel.
Apr 26, 2016
Democracy Awakening 2016: Making a More Peaceful World
(Truthout)
AFSC's Raed Jarrar speaks on the importance of holding elected officials and corporations accountable at a Democracy Awakening teach-in.
Apr 25, 2016
Attempted fixes of state immigrant driver's license program advance
(Denver Post)
A bill designed to help immigrants obtain drivers licenses passes the Colorado House of Representatives.
Apr 25, 2016
Bloom’s Anti-Free Speech Bill Heads to Appropriations; Assembly Judiciary Staff Calls it Unconstitutional
(Huffington Post)
A bill that would punish state affiliated institutions for doing business with companies boycotting Israel threatens free speech in California.
Apr 25, 2016
Immigrant driver’s license overhaul passes House
(Colorado Independent)
A Colorado’s driver’s license program for undocumented immigrants is one step closer to a much-needed overhaul.
Apr 23, 2016
Battle for Tubman house: Baltimore residents rally for community center
(The Guardian)
Residents of the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested are fighting to keep a ‘safe zone’ they created on city-owned property.
Apr 22, 2016
Inside Appalachiaism: Are You Judging Me?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Language plays a huge role in perception, and discrimination. This episode of Inside Appalachia explores the language of Appalachia.
Apr 22, 2016
In vacant Baltimore home, Gray-inspired groups find new life
(Associated Press)
Galvanized by Gray's death, a coalition of activists -- including AFSC's "Friend of a Friend" program -- have spent months renovating, clearing debris, painting, and laying the groundwork for a community center.
Apr 22, 2016
Activists focus efforts on West Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested
(Baltimore Sun)
A year after the death of Freddie Gray, communities in West Baltimore are coming together to create safe spaces for young people.

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