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We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and reflect on the campaign contributions/investments (including in Ohio) of billionaire Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, the influence of pharmaceutical corporations to prevent affordable drug prices, and anti-democratic Ohio laws passed during the lame duck Ohio General Assembly session — including one that killed the Cleveland minimum wage ballot initiative.  
We are pleased to forward you this week’s Podcast.  We return following a nearly 3 month absence, unable to send out emails during that time while national AFSC was in the process of switching to a new email blast system. We apologize for the interruption.  We summarize last week’s activities; share upcoming events for next week; and offer a number of required actions to take to work for effective change in 2017  to further justice, peace, nonviolence, democracy and sustainability  (Length 36:25).
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s events; and reflect on undemocratic “lame duck” legislative sessions, the Affordable Care Act, the latest figures on economic (and political) inequality, how Trump’s cabinet picks and funding sources for his inauguration are anything but “populist” and how ExxonMobil corporation argued that their corporate constitutional rights shields it from disclosing climate change documents (Length 36:53).
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s events; and reflect on the public victory in protecting unemployment benefits in Ohio, further assaults on Ohio’s home rule authority (this time on the local right to raise the minimum wage) to benefit corporate interests, the super rich in the Trump cabinet, and the power of money vs the people on oil, gas and pipeline issues (Length: 45:33).
Have you been in touch with the news of the growing, resilient resistance of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they protect their burial grounds, sacred sites and the water from the Dakota Access Pipeline? In September, AFSC sent a delegation of six people who spent four days listening to Tribe leaders and  water protectors.
Opposition to global trade was a huge theme in the Presidential election, and President-elect Trump promises to renegotiate NAFTA and ditch the TPP on his first day in office.   AFSC's Arnie Alpert talks to New Hampshire Public Radio about the implications of possible Trump administration trade policies for U.S. workers, for our international trading partners, and for the economy. Listen to the recording.
We summarize recent activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and reflect on the November elections, legislation to reduce Ohio unemployment insurance, efforts to further privatize/corporate prisons and immigrant detention centers, and the enormous people power victory to defeat the TransPacific Partnership (TPP).
We need your story to tell our story! Peace Works is an interactive website featuring stories from every era in AFSC’s 100 years of Quaker work for peace with justice. We want to hear your story as part of the celebration of our work. Listen to Lucy Duncan, Tony Heriza, and Tonya Histand present on Centennial events focused on collecting stories via the Peace Works website.
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and reflect on the 20th anniversary of a retreat that launched our program work on corporate power/rights and money in elections. 
We summarize last week’s activities; share next week’s upcoming events; and comment on the how the largest corporations receive $760 in government subsidies for every $1 in political investments, revoking the charters of Ohio charter school sponsors, and First Energy corporation’s $200 million surcharge approval for upgrades — to be used in part for deferred payments to company executives. 

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