Category: The Blogful of Salt

May Day: for justice in our communities

May Day: for justice in our communities By Martin Negrete                May Day (May 1st), is a day of action to honor all hard-working people across the nation and to fight for immigrant and refugee rights. People use this day to unite, rally, protest, and fight back against the injustices in the workforce and anti-immigrant […]

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3 ways you can advance No Discrimination Spokane

3 ways you can advance No Discrimination Spokane By Pui-Yan Lam, co-chair of No Discrimination Spokane                The No Discrimination Spokane coalition was created as a collective response to a ballot measure called Proposition 1 that would have taken away the measures under the City of Spokane Human Rights Code that protect immigrants and people […]

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“difficult yet creative and exciting”

“difficult yet creative and exciting” By Brooke Sutton, PJALS Intern                As an intern at the Peace and Justice Action League I got to the chance to participate in new experiences such as marching in the Indigenous people’s march, attending rallies, tabling at the Women’s March, attend meetings with city council and be a peacekeeper. […]

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“space for young people to share their experiences”

“space for young people to share their experiences” By Zoe Hjelm, PJALS Intern                The most impactful experience for me as an intern with Peace and Justice Action League (PJALS) was being the coordinator of the Young Activist Leaders Program (YALP). We as a nation have seen a rise in young people starting to stand […]

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Join our Peace & Justice Action Committee!

Join our Peace & Justice Action Committee! By Shar Lichty, PJALS Organizer                Our Peace and Justice Action Committee has been busy working on ways to increase awareness of the connections between what Dr. King referred to as the triple evils: poverty; racism; and militarism in our work to advance peace and justice.                This […]

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2 ways we’re showing up for racial justice

2 ways we’re showing up for racial justice By Taylor Weech, SURJ committee chair                Our Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) committee is gearing up for a big summer and we want you to join us in building community support for campaigns impacting racial justice in our community. SURJ is a national, chapter-based organization […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: Power to the Peaceful!

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: Power to the Peaceful! “Power to the Peaceful” is emblazoned upon one of my favorite t-shirts, the one commemorating the VFP National Convention of 2013. Hollis Higgins brought it to me from Madison, Wisconsin, and it’s part of my motivation for attending the convention in St. Paul, this August. […]

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Peace and Justice Action Committee needs you!

Peace and Justice Action Committee needs you! Peace and Justice Action Committee members went all-in for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival launch with 40 Days of Action during May and June. We began with outreach, coordinated carpools to Olympia for six Mondays of direct action, and co-organized local report back […]

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