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AFSC in the news

Jan 17, 2020
Con Pane Bakery and Cafe in Point Loma shuts down after ICE audit
(CBS 8 )
A local bakery is shut down due to an ICE raid.
Jan 17, 2020
Ducey wants to close Florence prison, town officials express concern
(Arizona Capitol Times)
AFSC Arizona says sentencing reform, not simply transfering people, is the answer.
Jan 16, 2020
Colorado father of five deported to Mexico after long battle for legal residency
(Denver Post)
Jorge Zaldivar Mendieta was deported Wednesday from the ICE facility in Aurora.
Jan 15, 2020
As Democrats grow more secular, N.H. clergy press candidates on values
(Christian Science Monitor)
A group of faith leaders is trying to focus the political dialogue around our common humanity – and get a clearer sense of what’s in candidates’ hearts.
Jan 14, 2020
Soucy Introduces 8th Bill to Raise NH’s Minimum Wage
(In Depth New Hampshire)
A new bill would raise the minimum wage in New Hampshire to $12 an hour by 2023.
Jan 14, 2020
‘Rehabilitation’ in Name Only? Advocates React to Ducey’s Plan on State Prisons
(Phoenix New Times)
Critics say rebranding the Arizona Department of Corrections won't provide badly needed reforms.
Jan 14, 2020
Private prisons might be winners if Arizona closes lockup that's older than the state
Governor says shutting down Florence prison would save millions.
Jan 14, 2020
President’s war provocations promote fear and hatred
(The Buffalo News)
Faith leaders say no to war with Iran.
Jan 14, 2020
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes to host Martin Luther King Day Celebration
(Conway Daily Sun)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert will be the featured speaker at a New Hampshire MLK day event.
Jan 10, 2020
Manifestantes en Miami piden evitar una guerra "sin sentido" con Irán
(Impacto Latino)
Protesters in Miami ask to avoid a meaningless war with Iran.
Jan 10, 2020
Our Turn: 2020 candidates need a clear vision for peace
(Concord Monitor)
Just before the New Hampshire primary, the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani has put military policy at the center of the presidential campaign agenda.
Jan 9, 2020
As Trump escalates tension with Iran, 2020 candidates need clear vision for peace
(Des Moines Register)
We need all the presidential candidates to clarify how they intend to provide leadership in a world poised on the brink of inter-connected crises and war.
Jan 8, 2020
Who Benefits From Escalation With Iran? Defense Contractors.
War profiteers all profit from the NDAA and the defense budget, and actively lobby the congressional committees responsible for making decisions on defense policy, the federal budget and foreign relations.
Jan 7, 2020
Global campaign aims to change harmful narratives about youth worldwide
(KYW News)
Young people from across the world working with AFSC launch the #WeAreNotAtRisk campaign.
Jan 4, 2020
'No War but Class War' at D.C.'s Iran Protest
About 1,000 demonstrators marched from the White House to Trump International Hotel to protest U.S. aggression against Iran.
Jan 3, 2020
Rep. Blackman renews fight for change in sentencing laws
(Arizona Capitol Times)
The struggle for sentencing reform in Arizona will continue in the next legislative session.
Jan 1, 2020
First Lady of the World: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Impact on New Deal to U.N. Declaration of Human Rights
(Democracy Now!)
Eleanor Roosevelt raised money for the American Friends Service Committee.
Dec 30, 2019
Unauthorized immigrant arrested at International Friendship Park, letter claims
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Border Patrol agents questioned a man's legal status while visiting his elderly mother and put him in detention for 13 months.
Dec 30, 2019
Happy birthday to the Rev. James Reeb, a true ally
(The Philadelphia Tribune)
Rev. James Reeb was killed for standing up for civil rights.
Dec 30, 2019
Initiative backer seeks sentencing reform
(Eastern Arizona Courier)
An initiative led by AFSC seeks to change harsh sentencing laws/
Dec 26, 2019
Advocates push for sentencing reform
(AZ Mirror)
Criminal justice reform advocates are hoping to make major strides in scaling back Arizona’s harsh sentencing requirements in 2020.
Dec 25, 2019
The fight to expose Israel’s arms sales to the world’s most repressive regimes
(+972 Magazine)
Activists from across the political spectrum went head to head with the Israeli government, trying to bring an end to its arms exports to tyrannical governments worldwide.
Dec 24, 2019
Organization seeks ballot proposal to change Arizona's sentencing laws
AFSC asks voters to decide on "truth in sentencing" laws.
Dec 24, 2019
Arizona Prison Sentencing Reform Advocates Planning Potential 2020 Ballot Measure
A proposal would end the practice of prosecutors stacking charges.
Dec 23, 2019
Candidates petitioned on military spending
(Mennonite World Review)
More than 30 faith groups sign on to a letter urging presidential candidates to reduce military spending.



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