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PJALS 2021-22 Priorities

Because of members like you, for more than 45 years, Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) has organized for peace, economic justice, racial equity, and human rights. PJALS members have long understood that the problems we seek to address are structural and require long-term transformational organizing, regardless of who is in the White […]

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2021 Legislative Report

Adrian Murillo, Organizer In pre-pandemic times, there would be church bells ringing, people dancing in the streets while old folks smile, chat, children run about underfoot and food vendors hawk their treats. The reason for such celebration? This has been an historic year in the life of Washington’s politics. Legislation we have long held as […]

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SURJ Committee Update

From Organizer Adrian Murillo, On SURJ and White Nationalism: It is tempting to think that now that Trump is no longer president, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and get back to “normal.” This would be a mistake. It is better to understand white nationalism as the political/social equivalent of COVID, a pandemic […]

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We’re Hiring! Digital Organizer (pt. time contract)

Download a pdf of the job description here. Please share widely! About PJALS: The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane engages everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world through community organizing and grassroots leadership development for peace, racial equity, economic justice, and human rights. We are an independent, multi-issue membership-based organization founded […]

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Action Alert: Tell Biden “We Welcome Refugees”!

On Friday, the Biden administration announced (and then hours later, backtracked) that it would retain Trump’s refugee admissions goal of 15,000–a cap that was historically low and that many of us mobilized against during that last Administration–despite their explicit promise to raise the goal to 62,500. After outcry about this on Friday, the White House […]

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Breathing In Community: PJALS Virtual Benefit, May 19th at 6:00 PM

We are are excited to announce our 2021 Virtual Benefit: Breathing In Community: Healing, Transformation, Joy. Please join us! Why should you RSVP and mark your calendar now? Here are five reasons: Eric K Ward is returning as our keynote speaker! Eric is the director of Western States Center, a thought-leader and organizer with deep experience countering white […]

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On What Would Be Tax Day

Tax Day has also been globally observed for the last 10 years as the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). We remember many impassioned in person demonstrations of years past and look forward to continuing this long fight until our money is no longer used for war and destruction! From Organizer Adrian Murillo: […]

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Kathleen Belew at EWU: April 19-22

PJALS Director Liz Moore will be on Wednesday’s panel on Challenging Racism & White Supremacy in the Community! Kathleen Belew is the author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America as well as a historian and educator. Her events at EWU this week are open to the public! Click the […]

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