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PJALS Member Potluck and Voting Party

PJALS Member Potluck & Voting Party Wednesday, Oct 24 5:30-8 pm Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main Bring food, your ballot, and your friends! Join us for our annual membership meeting: Tasty potluck nosh, voter guide on initiatives, quick reports on activities and finances! Kids and potential members welcome! Kid activities available. PJALS 2018 Voter […]

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WA Supreme Court Ends the Death Penalty!

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PJALS Statement on the WA Supreme Court ruling to end the death penalty: As an organization whose mission is to build a just and nonviolent world, PJALS has actively worked to repeal the death penalty for 34 years. Today we celebrate the WA Supreme Court’s ruling which affirmed our analysis that the death penalty is […]

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PJALS Voter Guide 2018

POSITIONS TAKEN BY THE PJALS STEERING COMMITTEE Statewide & local initiatives YES on I-940 – Police Training & Community Safety This measure would require all law enforcement officers in the state to receive violence de-escalation and mental health training, as developed by the criminal justice training commission. It would require law enforcement personnel to provide first-aid […]

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Protest Vice President Mike Pence in Spokane!

On Tuesday October 2, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to appear in Spokane! If Vice President Pence has his way, our future wouldn’t be far off from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian Handmaid’s Tale, a book that deeply terrified me at an early age. So we’re calling all Handmaids (and activists) to show up in solidarity […]

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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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Supporting Immigrants, Racial Justice, and Criminal Justice Reforms

Supporting Immigrants, Racial Justice, and Criminal Justice Reforms Last year’s member survey showed broad member support for supporting immigrants and criminal justice reform and resulted in these two issues being a part of our priorities during 2018-2019. We have recently done some restructuring of our committees to provide better opportunities for our members to get […]

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How Anti-Semitism Animates White Nationalism

How Anti-Semitism Animates White Nationalism The re-emergence of white nationalism as a movement in our region and nation calls us to deepen our understanding of these issues and deepen our commitment to anti-racism, to fighting anti-Semitism, and to identifying and pushing back against oppression in all its forms. Eric Ward, executive director at Western States […]

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