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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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Young Activists Thank You!

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In August, PJALS members helped send three young activists in Spokane to Western States Center‘s annual Activists Mobilizing for Power conference in Portland, OR. We are excited about our long-term commitment and prioritization of leadership development–it’s how we build a sustainable movement!–and energized by the possibilities of these lessons being shared in our PJALS community. […]

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Support DREAMers, Defend DACA!

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In an act of simple cruelty, President Trump has played to his base and announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be ended. At EWU, WSU, and in our communities across Washington state, 17,000 DACA recipients – DREAMers – and those who love them now face the uncertainty of being ripped away. […]

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Supporting Charlottesville, Confronting White Supremacy

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On August 19th, our SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) committee responded to a call from national groups including Movement for Black Lives, The Majority, and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville for a national day of action and response to the white supremacist terror in Charlottesville the prior weekend. There had already been a vigil and […]

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PJALS calls on Senators Murray and Cantwell: Congress must stop Trump’s Afghanistan Escalation

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President Trump announced Monday night a dramatic escalation of US war in Afghanistan, with no definition of success and no exit plan – in fact, very few specifics of any kind. Reports before his speech included speculations of sending 4000 more troops to join the 8400 already there. The simple truth is that sixteen years […]

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Charlottesville Will Unite the Left

speech by Joan Braune at Spokane Citizens Stand Against Racism, Sunday August 13, 2017 As we all know, yesterday in Virginia, several hundred fascists held a rally called Unite the Right. They should have called it “Unite the Left,” because that’s what’s happening. But first, let’s talk about the weekend. This weekend, self-admitted Nazis, KKK […]

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10 reasons we MUST be talking to voters about Prop 1

PROPOSITION 1 ENCOURAGES DISCRIMINATION THAT HURTS US ALL Everyone should be treated equally and with respect. Proposition 1 wipes away city laws that prevent biased policing and racial profiling that is counterproductive to effective law enforcement, and it doesn’t just stop with the police. It would allow all city employees, including those working at parks, […]

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Help Send Young Activists to AMP Next Weekend!

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Help send young PJALS leaders to “Building Communities of Hope – Activists Mobilizing for Power” training conference in Portland, OR, Aug 11-13! AMP is a unique three-day training and networking conference for community-based leaders, staff, and volunteers of groups organizing for justice. Read about the small group heading to Portland to build skill, make connections, […]

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