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AFSC in the news

Jan 16, 2014
Is Agribusiness Benefiting from SNAP Cuts?
(Public News Service)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, helps feed more than 47 million Americans who have a difficult time putting food on the table. The Farm Bill under debate in Washington could slash SNAP assistance $9 billion over 10 years.
Dec 17, 2013
Concord homelessness task force recommends more low-income housing, case management
(Concord Monitor)
Maggie Fogarty from AFSC New Hampshire featured in article on solutions to homelessness in Concord.
Dec 13, 2013
Tarjetas de conducir para indocumentados de Oregon postergadas
Pedro Sosa, AFSC Project Voice Organizer in Portland, OR, on drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Nov 14, 2013
Arizona prison horror: “Critically ill” inmates told to “pray” for healing
A new AFSC report outlines illegal and deadly mistreatment of Arizona inmates whose medical care the state contracted out to the country’s largest private prison health care provider.
Nov 11, 2013
US Navy's funding of high schools raises concerns
(Agence France Presse)
Military partners with the city of Chicago to introduce curriculum developed by the Navy in seven Chicago public schools. AFSC staff comment on concerns.
Nov 10, 2013
Packed like sardines: There's a better way out of West Virginia's prison problem
(The Charleston Gazette)
AFSC on overcrowding of prisons in West Virginia.
Nov 10, 2013
War exhibit provides help for Kansas City homeless
(Fox News)
For Veteran’s Day weekend, AFSC's touring exhibit "Eyes Wide Open" honoring troops who died in Afghanistan and Iraq came to a close and served as a giveaway for people in need.
Nov 8, 2013
New Mexico farmers still recovering from devastating flood
(Public News Service)
Despite devastating floods, AFSC New Mexico holds its annual Harvest Dinner, showcasing foods grown using AFSC's sustainable farming practices.
Nov 7, 2013
Worcester hosts global exhibit--the art of disobedience
(Go Local Worcester)
The First Unitarian Church of Worcester hosts AFSC's “Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism,” an exhibit of 58 posters from historical and contemporary boycott movements.
Nov 6, 2013
AFSC response to student protest
(Providence Journal)
AFSC South East New England Program stands with the students and community members at Brown University who shut down the scheduled lecture by former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Nov 3, 2013
It's time for a debate of our nation's drone warfare policies
(Des Moines Register)
AFSC on drone technology, warfare, and shaping policy and the laws to regulate their use.
Oct 30, 2013
All over the world, migrants demand the right to stay at home
(In These Times)
A global consensus is emerging on immigration policy–and the U.S. isn’t heeding it.
Oct 21, 2013
Nobel Prize winners want peaceful solution to Syrian crisis
Warsaw is hosting the 13th world summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners. 96 students from all over the world, including members of the American Friends Service Committee, are attending the summit.
Oct 6, 2013
Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend a Welcoming Hand to Immigrants
(New York Times)
Dayton, Ohio, is among many struggling cities that have launched programs to attract immigrants and their work skills.
Jan 18, 2011
AFSC partners knit mittens for children in Afghanistan
(The Herald Journal)



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