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The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social systems.

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Jun 12, 2019
Sanders accuses Trump of 'racist child prisons'; similar program existed under Obama
(ABC News)
President Trump is sending migrant children to an army base that was once used as an internment camp.
Jun 12, 2019
Some convictions newly eligible for expungement
(The Logan Banner)
Thousands of West Virginians may be able to have their nonviolent felony and misdemeanor convictions removed from their records
Jun 11, 2019
Marijuana, landlords and horse racing: What Arizona Gov. Ducey decided on final bills
(Arizona Republic)
Governor Ducey vetos criminal justice reform legislation in Arizona.
Jun 11, 2019
Denver immigration advocates prepare for more buses from the border
(Denverite)
Hundreds of Denverites have expressed interest in lending a hand.
Jun 11, 2019
Denver to host 44 more asylum seekers transported from New Mexico this week
(Denver Post)
AFSC and Casa de Paz help support asylum seekers passing through Colorado.
Jun 11, 2019
House-passed Dream Act likely to die in Republican-controlled Senate
(Norfolk Daily News)
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would provide more than two million people a path to permanent residency and citizenship.
Jun 10, 2019
Prison reform bill vetoed by Gov. Doug Ducey
(13 News)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey vetoes legislation that would have reformed part of the state's sentencing laws.
Jun 10, 2019
Reports of Dangerous Prison Conditions Prompt Calls for Removal of AZ Corrections Director
(Tucson Weekly )
Advocates are calling for the removal of the Corrections Director after an investigation of the prisons.
Jun 10, 2019
Activists Plan March to Close the Homestead Child Detention Camp
(Miami New Times)
Activists say they plan to once again march and demand the federal government shut the facility.
Jun 7, 2019
Transitions
(The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Jason Drucker, vice president at Seeds of Peace, has been appointed associate general secretary for advancement at AFSC.
Jun 7, 2019
Renewed pressure on Governor Ducey to take action on prison director
(ABC 15)
Governor Doug Ducey is facing renewed calls to hold Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan accountable.
Jun 7, 2019
Criminal expungements a possibility for more West Virginians
(WV Metro News)
Thousands of people in West Virginia convicted of certain felony misdemeanor convictions now have a possible way to see their criminal records cleared.
Jun 7, 2019
West Virginians with qualifying nonviolent felonies may now petition for expungement
(Register-Herald)
West Virginians with qualifying nonviolent felonies may now petition for expungement.
Jun 6, 2019
Project that Leaves Water for Migrants in the Desert Celebrates 20 Years
(La Prensa)
The Water Stations Project, which consists of leaving water jugs at sheltered sites where immigrants crossing through the desert can find them, is turning 20.
Jun 6, 2019
Road to Stonewall: Joe Beam
(Philadelphia Gay News)
Former AFSC staff member was a leader in the LGBT movement.
Jun 6, 2019
New Jersey considers restricting the use of solitary confinement
(WHYY)
Proposed legislation in New Jersey would limit the duration of solitary confinement.
Jun 6, 2019
Detienen a los activistas promigrantes Irineo Mujica y Cristóbal Sánchez
(SDPnoticias)
Advocates express concern over detention of human rights defenders and treatment of migrants.
Jun 6, 2019
Locals to trek to Florida to protest conditions at detention center
(Gazette Net)
Massachusetts residents travel to Homestead to protest the horrific conditions at the migrant children’s detention center.
Jun 5, 2019
This Chicago synagogue is a home for non-Zionist Jews
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A non-Zionist synagogue in Chicago supports the rights of Palestinians.
Jun 4, 2019
House passes measure to help migrants stay in US, despite veto threat
(NorthJersey.com)
The House of Representatives passes legislation that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated two million-plus immigrants.
Jun 3, 2019
Undocumented Asheboro woman seeks sanctuary
(The Courier Tribune)
Juana Luz Tobar Ortega has been in sanctuary for more than two years.
Jun 2, 2019
As Juana waits: Asheboro woman has spent two years in Greensboro church to avoid deportation
(Greensboro News and Record)
Juana Luz Tobar Ortega has been in sanctuary in North Carolina for more than two years.
May 31, 2019
New Hampshire will live without the death penalty
(Concord Monitor)
The campaign to abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire has deep roots.
May 31, 2019
Arnie Alpert Helped Make Death Penalty ‘History’
(InDepthNH)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert spent years working to end the death penalty in New Hampshire.
May 31, 2019
For Death Penalty Opponents, Repeal Victory in N.H. Has Been A Long Time Coming
(New England Public Radio)
After decades of advocacy, the death penalty has finally been repealed in New Hampshire.

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