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AFSC in the news

Aug 5, 2019
Democrats push Sununu on raising minimum wage
(Union Leader)
Activists staged a peaceful demonstration outside the New Hampshire Governor's office in support of legislation to raise the minimum wage.
Aug 5, 2019
Sentencing reform committee begins work on new legislation
(AZ Mirror)
A committee aimed at reforming Arizona’s strict criminal sentencing requirements held the inaugural meeting.
Aug 3, 2019
All migrant children moved from Homestead detention center
(Sun Sentinel)
A national campaign successfully shuts down a detention center holding migrant children.
Aug 2, 2019
'He's Gonna Die, and There's Nothing We Can Do'
(Phoenix New Times)
Community members gather at a town hall to voice the abuses their loved ones have suffered in the Arizona prison system.
Aug 2, 2019
Liberal groups, lawmakers call for police blacklist
(Arizona Capitol Times)
More than a dozen organizations are asking a County Attorney to establish an exclusion list of law enforcement officers with a history of dishonesty, bias, or violence.
Aug 1, 2019
Concerns About Arizona Prison System Raised At Emotional Town Hall Event
AFSC hosts a town hall where people could bring their concerns about the prison system to public officials.
Aug 1, 2019
Misericordia History and Government Department recognizes top graduates
(Dallas Post)
As a member of a service-learning class on public history, students collaborated with AFSC to create a digital history exhibit.
Jul 31, 2019
Unlocked and Unsafe: Townhall addresses conditions inside Arizona DOC prisons
(ABC 15)
A crowd of families, formerly incarcerated people, and advocates demand the ouster of state prison director Charles Ryan.
Jul 31, 2019
Reuniting families is a critical step in diplomacy with North Korea
(The Hill)
Reuniting families and repatriating remains is an important tool in building a better relationship between the U.S. and North Korea.
Jul 31, 2019
26 Laureates Confirmed For The 17th World Summit Of The Nobel Peace Laureates In Merida, Yucatan
The State of Yucatan prepares to receive the 26 Laureates confirmed for the 17th edition of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
Jul 30, 2019
The Social Justice Photography of David Bacon: Part Six, Homeless and Hungry in People’s Park
(The Progressive)
For residents of Berkeley, the park represented a transformative moment in 1969.
Jul 30, 2019
Town hall meeting to discuss state prison conditions set for Wednesday
(Arizona Republic)
A town hall meeting to discuss Arizona's prison conditions will be held Wednesday, giving those directly impacted an opportunity to speak to lawmakers.
Jul 30, 2019
Public comments needed on SNAP change
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
The Trump administration has recently proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that could take away food assistance from 3 million or more Americans.
Jul 29, 2019
Guatemala sin capacidad para recibir refugiados afirman activistas
Activists speak out against a "safe third country" agreement between the U.S. and Guatemala.
Jul 29, 2019
Rechazan convenio de tercer país seguro
(El Diario)
AFSC staff caution that Guatemala lacks the capacity to support refugees.
Jul 27, 2019
At Summer Policy Institute, experts discuss mass incarceration
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
In West Virginia, advocates address high incarceration rates.
Jul 25, 2019
ICE: 34 immigrants arrested this month in Colorado, Wyoming will be deported
(Colorado Independent)
The agency also says 85 Denver-area businesses were served notices of upcoming workplace audits.
Jul 24, 2019
Los seis golpes de Trump en contra de los migrantes
Trump's six blows against migrants.
Jul 24, 2019
Grand Jury Report on SWAT Training Exercise Got It Wrong
(East Bay Express)
Alameda County lacks federal funding for emergency preparedness because the sheriff was not willing to spend money on that priority.
Jul 24, 2019
ICE-watch training draws more immigrant allies to help combat deportations
(Triad City Beat)
Nearly 75 people attend a training in Greensboro on how to spot and report Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicles.
Jul 23, 2019
Former incarcerated persons address high rates of life-sentences in America
(Michigan Daily)
A panel at the Ending Perpetual Punishment conference discusses the need to stop sending people to prison for life.
Jul 23, 2019
Understanding evil, and standing up to it
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Understanding evil, and standing up to it
Jul 23, 2019
ICE is After My Activist Husband. But We Won't Live in Fear
(Newsweek )
AFSC's Amy Gottlieb writes about attending ICE check-ins with her husband.
Jul 23, 2019
The Ongoing Dread in Gaza: So Many Names, So Many Lives
(Common Dreams)
"Free Gaza Chicago River Flotilla," three days of action calling for an end to Israeli attacks and blockades in Palestine.
Jul 23, 2019
N.J. limited solitary but we didn’t end the torture of human beings, prison watch group says.
The triumph of the solitary confinement bill’s passage is only a first step in terms of addressing the conditions in which people are held in solitary confinement.



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