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Quaker Action: Investing in Communities (Spring 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated communities in the U.S. and around the globe. While it has magnified racism, poverty, and other injustices of our world, it has also reminded us that we are all interconnected—and that our health and well-being are dependent on how we treat each other.

In this issue of Quaker Action, you'll read about some of the ways AFSC is supporting communities responding to the world's most pressing problems—including advocating for COVID-19 vaccines to be free and available to all and pushing back on government restrictions on civil liberties.  In the U.S., we are mobilizing with communities to demand a moral federal budget—one that meets real needs instead of further militarizing our communities. Read the issue.

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Demilitarizing our federal budget
This year, the United States will spend more than $740 billion on weapons and war. That price tag...
Police brutality in Nairobi, Kenya.
Protecting civil liberties during COVID-19 and beyond
The pandemic has prompted governments around the world to enact measures to contain the virus. But...
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Rebuilding lives and livelihoods after hurricanes in Guatemala
In November of last year, thousands of people lost their homes and crops to catastrophic flooding...
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Q+A: Aura Kanegis, director of public policy and advocacy, Washington D.C.
Q: What is AFSC’s approach to advocacy for policy change?A: AFSC brings our experience working with...
Now is the time to dream boldly
 It’s been hard for a lot of us to keep track of time over the past year. Sometimes things...