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Dec 1, 2015

Tell the candidates to end 'Governing Under the Influence'   (Laconia Citizen)
AFSC's Olivia Zink writes a guest column about the Governing Under the Influence project and talking to presidential candidates about corporations profiting from militarism and incarceration.

Nov 30, 2015

Mass Incarceration and #BlackLivesMatter   (Friends Journal)
Quakers gather outside Philadelphia to strategize on addressing the root causes of mass incarceration and police brutality.

Nov 27, 2015

My Turn: Follow the money and you find nukes   (Concord Monitor)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert explains how weapons contractors profit from the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which budgets for a new generation of nuclear weapons.
Immigrant Women   (New York Times)
AFSC's Caroline Isaacs explains the profit motive for using ankle monitors on immigrant mothers seeking asylum in the United States.

Nov 26, 2015

To deny refuge betrays American values   (Des Moines Register)
Immigrant rights advocates in Iowa say accepting refugees is foundational to the history, and future, of the United States.
Second Chances   (Tucson Weekly)
Pima County becomes the first county in Arizona to get rid of criminal convictions history box on job applications.

Nov 25, 2015

Carroll County Residents Hold Vigil to Support Syrian Refugees   (Conway Daily Sun)
New Hampshire residents rally in Conway to support Syrian Refugees fleeing violence.
Nashua vigil held to boost support for refugees   (The Telegraph)
Quaker and pro-immigrant organizations called on New Hampshire officials to reconsider opening a pathway to Syrian refugees fleeing war.

Nov 24, 2015

Prisoner Advocates Say MDOC Is Housing Too Many Inmates At Huron Valley   (WEMU 89.1)
Advocates say prisoners at the Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility are living in overcrowded conditions.
Granite Staters hold vigils to urge lawmakers to support Syrian refugees   (WMUR)
Candlelight vigils were held Tuesday night to urge lawmakers to support the resettlement of Syrian refugees in New Hampshire.
Local groups hold event to welcome Syrian refugees   (Fox 8)
Organizers in North Carolina hold a news conference and Thanksgiving dinner to welcome refugees and speak out against xenophobia.
Rubio: Keep RFS through 2022   (Des Moines Register)
AFSC's Kevin Rutledge questions Senator Marco Rubio about corporate involvement in immigration policy during a town hall forum in Grinnell.

Nov 23, 2015

Some women in state prison housed in TV rooms, offices   (Michigan Public Radio)
Overcrowding at a Michigan women's prison means people are being housed in inappropriate places.
Residents rally against Baker's decision to close Mass. to Syrian refugees   (Daily Free Press)
Over a thousand people gather at the Massachusetts State House to protest the governor's decision to bar Syrian refugees from the state.

Nov 22, 2015

State's women inmates housed in offices, TV rooms   (Detroit Free Press)
AFSC's Natalie Holbrook speaks out against overcrowding in a Michigan women's prison.

Nov 20, 2015

How Prison Reform Could Turn the Prison-Industrial Complex Into the Treatment-Industrial Complex   (The Nation)
The private prison industry is exploiting prison reform efforts by shifting from brick-and-mortar carceral facilities to outsourced social services.
Groups: We'll keep resettling refugees in NJ   (Asbury Park Press)
Organizations working to resettle Syrians in New Jersey defy politicians pushing an anti-refugee agenda and say they will continue accepting families fleeing violence.

Nov 19, 2015

6 People From Pakistan And Afghanistan Detained At U.S.-Mexico Border   (BuzzFeed)
U.S. Border Patrol detains six people entering the country from Pakistan and Afghanistan, despite the absence of "derogatory information" on their records.
Ohio educators, students examine bridging the racial divide   (Morrow County Sentinel)
A year after Tamir Rice was killed by a police officer, Ohio communities come together to discuss racism and healing.
Faith Leaders Gather to Address Debate Over Refugees   (San Diego 6)
An interfaith group gathers to urge U.S. lawmakers to act with compassion when addressing the Syrian refugees crisis.

Nov 18, 2015

Haitian Immigrants Celebrate Journey to Active Citizenship   (Public News Service)
AFSC's Project Smart Vote, which aims to help immigrants and refugees with the naturalization process and beyond, celebrates participants who have just passed their citizenship test.
Pipeline opponents rejoice after AG announcement   (Western Mass News)
Massachusetts Attorney General releases a report on the environmental and economic impacts of a proposed gas pipeline expansion.
'Wrong Side of History': Outrage as US Congress Moves to Block Syrian Refugees   (Common Dreams)
Lawmakers threaten to block Syrian and Iraqi refugees fleeing violence and war from entering the U.S.

Nov 17, 2015

Despite Atrocities, US Approves $1.29 Billion Deal to Re-Arm Saudi Arabia   (Common Dreams)
The U.S. approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia despite advocates' assertion that sending more arms to the Middle East only fuels violence.

Nov 16, 2015

Public hearing Tuesday on plan to add 2,000 private-prison beds   (Arizona Republic)
Critics and supporters of Arizona's expanding private-prison system weigh in on the state's plan to add up to 2,000 medium-security beds.

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