July 17 - AFSC NH is Hiring, Help Spread the Word

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“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

Hello friends of AFSC,

The New Hampshire Program is looking for candidates to apply for two exciting positions with our Presidential Campaign Project.  Please read on for information about the project and help us find the right people.  You might even be one of them!

The Presidential Campaign Project will be an intensive program of grassroots education and organizing designed to make sure candidates for the nation’s highest office address concerns about excessive corporate influence over federal politics and policy.  We’ll give special attention to the military-industrial-complex and corporations that profit from militarization and imprisonment.    

We’ll be hiring two new people for full-time positions starting in October and going through March, 2016.  The positions are:

1)  Grassroots Education Coordinator  – This person will be responsible for organizing and promoting educational displays, conducting workshops, and organizing speaker tours that reach a wide constituency; and

2)  Grassroots Engagement Coordinator  – This person will be responsible for training and mobilizing volunteers to “bird-dog” the candidates and they travel throughout New Hampshire.    

We are also seeking candidates for two similar positions at the AFSC office in Des Moines, Iowa.

Cover letters and resumes are due July 28.  If you are interested, please follow the links or go to the AFSC Job Openings web site for additional details.  If you know someone whom you think would be a good candidate for one of these positions, please forward this announcement now.   

We know President Eisenhower was correct when he warned that “the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”  But we also have faith in the power of the people and in the ability of organized activists in New Hampshire and Iowa to drive the issue of excessive corporate influence into the heart of the nation’s political discourse.   

And while we’re on the subject, please mark your calendar for our annual fundraising dinner, September 27, featuring John Nichols, co-author of Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.  Yes, that’s a somewhat bleak assessment, but we know John will also bring us words of encouragement based on his connections to activists all over the country who are working for a more democratic society.  You can find more information and sign up now on our web page.   

Let me know if you have any questions.

Arnie Alpert
New Hampshire Program Director

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