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Jan 21, 2020
Ilusión de migración ordenada se desvanece: UIA.
Human rights observers denounce treatment of migrants at Mexico's southern border.
Jan 21, 2020
Con “desastrosa” acción contra migrantes, “emergió un Estado punitivo”
Migrants suffer at the hands of the government.
Jan 21, 2020
Governor Signs Legislation to Provide Secure Online Voter Registration
(Cape May County Herald)
New bills will provide protections and security for online voter registration while expanding access to the ballot for New Jerseyans.
Jan 20, 2020
‘To India I come as a pilgrim’: Martin Luther King Jr.’s remarkable trip to honor his hero
(Washington Post)
In 1959, AFSC traveled with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to India.
Jan 19, 2020
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Dover
(Foster's Daily Democrat)
AFSC's Maggie Fogarty hopes people considering King’s life and legacy this week will dig deeper than those words alone.
Jan 19, 2020
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—His life, his achievements
(New Pittsburgh Courier)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African American Civil Rights Movement.
Jan 19, 2020
King to be honored with public reading of 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'
(The Westerly Sun)
Members of a local group plan to highlight the life and words of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 18, 2020
Law enforcement, mass incarceration topic of Jackson College MLK Day forum
Jackson College hosts an MLK Day forum each year to discuss today's social justice and race issues.
Jan 18, 2020
Hunger Caucus: W.Va. has 270,000 people struggling with hunger each day
(WV News)
A bipartisan group from the House of Delegates met to address food insecurity issues.
Jan 18, 2020
The state’s most visible peacenik is preparing to retire
(Concord Monitor)
Arnie Alpert is closing out 40 years of working for AFSC in New Hampshire.
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 17, 2020
Delegates hear hunger statistics, testimonies
West Virginia has 270,000 people struggling with hunger each day.
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 13, 2020
The Growing Fight Against Solitary Confinement
(The Progressive)
Public outrage over the practice has spurred many states to curb its use.
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
US faith groups condemn US aggression towards Iran
(Independent Catholic News)
Twenty three faith groups have signed a statement condemning U.S. aggression towards Iran.
Jan 9, 2020
Manifestantes en Miami piden evitar una guerra “sin sentido” con Irán
(El Nuevo Diario)
People in Florida protest a possible war with Iran.



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