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PJALS 2021 Legislative Agenda

  PJALS legislative priorities for the 105 day session which began Jan. 11. Treatment First Washington – to replace failing drug laws with a public health approach –  treatment, recovery, and education.  Washington Coalition for Police Accountability package of bills: HB 1054 prohibits unnecessary violent police tactics (chokeholds, tear gas, unleashed dogs, no knock warrant, […]

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Webinar Wednesday: Coming Home/Going Forth

Calling our PJALS family to gather for poetry, dialogue, reflection, and planning with re-centering intention. We will have breakout rooms so we can debrief the past and plan for the next few weeks with each other. Link to register here: https://secure.everyaction.com/o8t_Ahx2mke2SW6mcKfbYg2

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MLK weekend: 9 ways to act, 5 ways to learn

1.6.21 was an attack on our country by right-wing militants brought on by a President and complicit Republicans spreading lies about an election, hoping to subvert the will of the people who turned out in record margins. Confederate flags in our Congress, while some who swore to protect us and others who pledged to represent […]

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Poll: Spokane Voters Oppose New Jail and Support Raising Sales Tax to Fund Alternatives

A recent poll from Change Research shows Spokane County voters strongly prefer investing in social services and treatment instead of a proposed 1,200-bed jail. The poll, which was conducted in December on behalf of the Smart Justice Spokane coalition, found that 58% of respondents support increasing the sales tax by 0.2% to fund solutions like […]

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PJALS member to member matching challenge

PJALS steering committee and staff want to thank you for being a part of the PJALS community. Whether you donated, volunteered, attended an event, shared a social media post, or just read an email you, and members like you, are the reason we are going into 2021 stronger than ever.  Because of the generosity of […]

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PJALS Winter Party

Wednesday, December 9 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (PST) The pandemic has cancelled our annual winter potluck BUT it won’t cancel our Winter Party! It has been quite a year with so many challenges, but through it all our PJALS community has continued to grow. Join us for a fun evening of virtual socializing with […]

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No Time to Celebrate: Connect to your Community!

Saturday, November 7th 1-3pm (gather at 12:30pm) There are 2 ways to participate in this event: Vehicle Procession around Manito where drivers can tune in to KYRS to be a part of the rally.  Register here for vehicle procession location and route information. There will be a rally at the Manito kickball field with speeches live […]

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We the People – Video & Action!

Watch, sign, & share!    

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