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Clean Water for the Children of Gaza – A PJALS Success Story!

by Sheila Fox Last December, the Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee (PIHRC) figured out a fun way to raise money for a very serious problem: A bowl-a-thon called “Bowling For Water!” With this event and contributions from members like you, we successfully raised the $4,000 needed to purchase a purification and desalination unit for Atfal Al-Ghad […]

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APPROVE Referendum 74

By Shar Lichty The marriage equality law that was passed by the legislation and signed into law by the Governor on Feb. 13, 2012 was set to go into effect on June 7th permitting civil marriage for same-sex couples. Unfortunately, the folks who don’t believe in equal rights for same-sex couples were successful in gathering […]

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Our Work for Economic Justice – A PJALS Success Story!

by Amanda Hunt, BSW Since September, I have had the pleasure of working with the Peace and Economic Justice Committee. In this committee, we set our 2012 legislative priorities which included fighting to raise revenue in the state by closing corporate tax loopholes and rejecting cuts that will disproportionately affect low-income children, families, and people […]

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An Invitation to Share Your Story, for Smart Justice

A diverse coalition including PJALS, Greater Spokane Progress, and the Center for Justice is about to launch a Smart Justice Campaign to persuade the County to fully implement comprehensive alternatives to incarceration for non-violent and low-level offenders. We need to humanize this issue, so community members and elected officials will understand how the current system affects […]

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Spring Soiree and Benefit Auction Highlights

Because of the efforts and support of people like you, we had a fantastic time at our Spring Soiree and Benefit Auction, and it was our best fundraising event ever. Deep thanks to all our fantastic volunteers and generous donors! Check out a few highlight pics!

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Some Judges Get It Right

“What a huge debt this nation owes to its ‘troublemakers.’ From Thomas Paine to Martin Luther King, Jr., they have forced us to focus on problems we would prefer to downplay or ignore. Yet it is often only with hindsight that we can distinguish those troublemakers who brought us to our senses from those who […]

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PJALS Member Works Against Domestic Violence in Qatar

Longtime PJALS member and Gonzaga law professor Mary Pat Treuthart spent her spring semester 2012 sabbatical at Qatar University College of Law in Doha, Qatar.

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