No Discrimination Spokane

by pjals Friday, Sep 9, 2016 | 11:11am | Comment on this

No Discrimination Spokane asks you to

Vote NO! on 2017 Proposition 1

Our Spokane community is committed to treating all people with respect and dignity. Our values demand we stand together against racism and oppression to build a just society that provides equal treatment and opportunities for all. For over a decade, the Spokane Police Department has had a policy in place that prohibited officers from singling people out based on their suspected citizenship status.

But now, a west-side special interest group wants Spokane voters to pass Proposition 1, which would legalize police profiling based on “perceived” citizenship status. Even further—the initiative asks city employees at parks, parking meters, or taking utility payments to question the citizenship status of people based on their skin color or accent.

We won’t let this special interest group use hate, fear, and prejudice to pit us against each other and divide our community! Say NO to Proposition 1, an initiative which would make Spokane less fair and less safe.

–  Editorial from Spokesman

–  GSI statement

–  Initiative Language

–  Endorsement Form

Organized by No Discrimination Spokane:

Asian Pacific Islander Coalition – Spokane Chapter, Center for Justice, Fuse Washington, Greater Spokane Progress, NAACP Spokane, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, Pride Foundation, Spokane Chinese American Progressives, Tenants Union of Washington, and YWCA Spokane.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Liz Moore at lmoore [at] pjals [dot] org.

This coalition was previously known as Spokane for All. 

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