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Posts from October 2018

By: Carly Goodman
Published: October 18, 2018

The Trump administration’s latest attack on immigrants, families, and communities is its proposal to redefine the term “public charge.”  

While historically the government could reject immigrants who it deemed likely to become a public charge – dependent on the government – the Trump administration is radically expanding the term to include people who access basic public benefits. If implemented, the change could lead to families being forced to choose between health care, food, and housing and legal immigration status, and the impact on our communities could be devastating. ...

By: Hector Garcia
Published: October 12, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Salvadorans celebrated the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, well-known for denouncing the violation of human rights of Salvadorans through repressive actions taken during El Salvador’s civil war. 

In February 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador sent a personal letter to then U.S. president Jimmy Carter, protesting U.S. military aid to his embattled country. Since the official response to the archbishop’s letter was less than adequate, a...

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...

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