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New Hampshire Peace Program Background: Peace, Disarmament, and Human Rights

From nuclear nonproliferation to death penalty abolition, AFSC-NH is working to make the world a more peaceful, just and humane place.  Scroll down to learn more about our active campaigns.

To be added to the AFSC-NH Peace Mobilization email list, please send a note to Arnie Alpert,

We work closely with NH Peace Action to end war, reduce military spending, and abolish nuclear weapons. 

Death Penalty Abolition

AFSC-NH is active in the NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, which works to inform people about the injustice of capital punishment, prevent its use in New Hampshire, and eliminate execution from the State's methods of punishing criminal offenders.

Please contact your Representatives and Senator and urge them to repeal the death penalty in NH.  Our hopes depend on you!  To find their names and contact information click here.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonviolence & Civil Rights

AFSC-NH is active in the Martin Luther King Coalition, which sponsors an annual arts and writing contest for schoolchildren and the state's biggest annual celebration of the holiday.

In fact, AFSC-NH coordinated efforts to get New Hampshire to officially recognize the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, which was finally celebrated for the first time, January 17, 2000!

We conduct workshops on nonviolence, advocate for the rights of immigrants, and support efforts to extend civil rights protection to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and trans-gender people.

Military Opt Out

Through the federal No Child Left Behind Act, high schools now provide the military with contact information for high school students.  For information about how to opt out of this, click here. Click here for information for schools.  For more information on youth and military recruiting, click here and here.

AFSC-NH also opposes the extension of the JROTC and assists local peace activists opposing JROTC.

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