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Victory for No Discrimination Spokane!

One of the brightest highlights of 2017: The anti-immigrant profiling initiative Proposition 1 ballot was tossed off the fall ballot by Superior Court Judge Julie McKay! Prop 1 would have invited rampant racial profiling and harassment against Latinos, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, and others presumed to be “foreign” based on how they look or sound. […]

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Torture: Illegal & Immoral

In response to the settlement in the Mitchell and Jessen lawsuit, the Peace & Justice Action League released the following statement along with information on upcoming speaking events we are co-hosting with Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture, and Spokane Veterans for Peace-Chapter 035. Statement from Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane: We celebrate […]

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From Charlottesville to Afghanistan: We Persist

In August, white nationalist violence in Charlottesville and a surge of proposed and actual hate gatherings in other American cities put the rise of organized white supremacist groups on front pages around the country, with the Trump-Pence administration validating the goodness of these marchers. The Trump-Pence administration also announced an escalation of US involvement in […]

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PJALS Newsletter Mailing Party!!!

Help us get our Handful of Salt Newsletter out while enjoying time and sharing community with other PJALS members!  Where: Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) 35 W Main Ave, Spokane, Washington 9920 When: Thursday November 16th at 1pm-4pm

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Why Race Matters Workshop

When: November 11 at 9 AM – 5 PM Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane 4340 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-race-matters-workshop-tickets-38819223342?aff=efbevent Understanding why and how to use a racial equity lens is a key skill for progressive activists! This workshop will help our community develop a collective understanding and common language around institutional and structural racism and […]

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PJALS Voter Guide 2017

POSITIONS TAKEN BY THE PJALS STEERING COMMITTEE Local initiatives Yes on Prop 2 – Requiring safety measures for coal and oil transport If passed, Prop 2 would amend the Spokane Municipal Code to make it a class 1 civil infraction for any person or entity to allow a rail car that it owns to ship uncontained coal and […]

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Community Voting Party and Potluck: Get Your Vote on Lock

PJALS is a founding member of Smart Justice Spokane (SJS) and is co-hosting a community voting party and potluck with other SJS member organizations! Bring your ballot, family, friends, and if you like, your favorite dish to share! We sent all city and valley council candidates, as well as judicial candidates a questionnaire regarding criminal justice […]

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Witness to Innocence: The Death Penalty and Race

Witness to Innocence: The Death Penalty and Race Last week, I attended a wonderful event held by Witness to Innocence at Gonzaga University. Witness to Innocence is a non-profit organization advocating for the abolition of America’s death penalty. Two death penalty exonerees shared their experiences of living in inhumane, torturous conditions and what their lives […]

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