As an organization dedicated to building a just and nonviolent world, PJALS opposes the billions our country spends on war and militarism and its devastating impact on our local economy including cuts to education, health care, and basic human services. The twin “sacred cows” of tax loopholes for corporations and the super-wealthy at the state and national levels and our country’s bloated military budget have structurally reduced resources for the needs of low-income families. We believe in inclusive democracy and economic justice with a just tax system and equal access to quality education, health care and services for families and communities. For all families to prosper, our country must turn away from out-of-control militarism and military spending and from runaway corporate power and profiteering to create a balance of power between corporations and working families, inclusive democracy, vibrant and resilient communities with safety nets, and an organizing ethic which rejects exploitation and violence in any form.
To shift spending from war to vital services within our community and change our regressive tax system to one that is more equitable, our efforts include education, outreach, legislative action, voter education, and collaborative work with other organizations.
The Peace & Economic Justice Action Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the Mezzanine conference room of the Community Building, 35 W. Main at 5:30pm.
If you would like to join our efforts on economic justice or get further information on current actions, please contact us at 509-838-7870.