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Rights Groups Urge US Congress to End the 1033 Program, Demilitarize Police
(Human Rights Watch)
The undersigned civil, human rights, faith, and government accountability organizations, representing millions of our members across the country, write in support of ending the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program and associated transfers of all military equipment and vehicles to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
NPR features AFSC work in Colorado
Sanctuary 2014
(Sanctuary 2014)
Citizen volunteers expose hidden corporate influence
(Friends Journal)
Kevin Rutledge explains how he's challenging corporate influence on public policy through AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project.
Concord faith communities gather to mourn Charleston shooting victims, pray for peace
(Concord Monitor)
In the wake of the racially motivated killing of nine people at an AME Church in Charleston, an interfaith gathering in Concord gathers to pray for peace.
Presbyterian Church, Illinois Police Pensions Name New Leaders
(Chief Investment Officer)
The Presbyterian Church’s Board of Pensions has named Donald Walker III as its new CIO to manage its $9 billion investment portfolio. And the newly formed Illinois Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund has named Richard White as its interim executive director.
COVID-19 kills detainee from California migrant detention center
(WJTV)
An immigration detainee has died after catching the coronavirus while being held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in South San Diego.
Asylum Seekers Detained in Aurora
(Huffington Post)
Asylum seekers being detained at a private prison owned by GEO Group launch a hunger strike to bring attention to their plight.
Is an intifada starting in US Congress?
(The Electronic Intifada)
Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference
(Truthout)
As the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference draws to a close, the U.S. has again stood in the way of progress. AFSC's Joseph Gerson explains what happened.

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