In 1963, 250,000 marchers in Washington DC demanded a federal jobs program for all unemployed workers; a raise in the minimum wage, and broader fair labor and standards practices. Today, those demands resonate as we continue to struggle with the economic wreckage of the 2008 crisis.
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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
In 1947, AFSC was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, for our work “…from the nameless to the nameless….” on behalf of all Quakers.