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Posts from October 2018

By: Aura Kanegis
Published: October 12, 2018

Here's how you can speak up to defend our right to protest. 

The right to peaceful protest is one of the cornerstones of a healthy democracy.  From iconic movement marches such as the March on Washington and Vietnam War protests, to more recent actions such as resisting the Muslim ban, the Women's March, and the Poor People's Campaign, demonstrations in Washington have formed an essential exercise of free speech, a means...

Arnie
By: Sophia Perlmutter
Published: October 11, 2018

Part 2 of an interview with Arnie Alpert, co-director of AFSC’s New Hampshire program    

Since 1981, Arnie has coordinated AFSC's New Hampshire program. He’s a leader in movements for economic justice and affordable housing, civil and worker rights, peace and disarmament, abolition of the death penalty, and an end to racism and homophobia.

This is the second part in a two part interview. Read the first part here.                              

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By: Sophia Perlmutter
Published: October 11, 2018

Part 1 of an interview with Arnie Alpert, co-director of AFSC’s New Hampshire program

Since 1981, Arnie has coordinated AFSC's New Hampshire program. He’s a leader in movements for economic justice and affordable housing, civil and worker rights, peace and disarmament, abolition of the death penalty, and an end to racism and homophobia. This is the first part of a two-part interview, read part 2 here.                         

Sophia: How did you...

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: October 10, 2018

The Trump administration has been making changes both small and drastic to U.S. immigration policies. While Trump’s cruel policies at the border and his ramping up of deportations and ICE raids have garnered the most attention and outrage, his efforts to transform legal immigration have been no less radical. As administration officials and conservative commentators have said, deportations alone may not halt...

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: October 5, 2018

Immigrants could be denied green cards for using food assistance or Medicaid.  

The Trump administration has proposed another cruel change to immigration policy – one that would essentially punish immigrants with legal status and their families for using certain public benefits, like Medicaid or food stamps.

Public programs and services that promote public health and community well-being should be accessible to everyone. Fairness and compassion should never be dependent on a person’s race, ethnicity, or place of birth. 

But the Trump administration has proposed a...

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