Action Alert: Call for Police Accountability!

Our Peace and Justice Action League community is united for a world with more justice and less violence. Will you raise your voice for a safer community and police accountability today?  Two weeks ago, 11 much-needed and hard-won police reform and police accountability policies went into effect in Washington state. We’re thankful to Rep. Riccelli, […]

Be the First to comment. Read More

3 Ways to Act for Peace

We all want to live a more peaceful and nonviolent world. Here are 3 actions for peace that you can take right now: 1. Acknowledge the Hiroshima & Nagasaki nuclear bombings Attend the Hiroshima & Nagasaki remembrance on Friday 8/6 from 5-6pm on the north side of the Spokane Opera House at 334 W. Spokane […]

Be the First to comment. Read More

Community Districting: First Public Hearing on Monday July 19

Your Voice is Needed for Community Districting: First Public Hearing on Monday July 19   No matter our color, background, or whether we live on a country road or in the City of Spokane, Cheney, Airway Heights, Spokane Valley, or Deer Park, most of us believe that voters pick our leaders, our leaders do not […]

Be the First to comment. Read More

PJALS Open Mic: Declarations of Heart!

Join us for our second open mic poetry night on Wednesday, July 14, 7-8:30pm. The evening’s theme is “Declarations of Heart”. Sign up here or use the form below, whether you want to perform or just listen to receive a Zoom link. You can share any topical poetry, yours or your favorite poet’s.  

Be the First to comment. Read More

Annual Membership Meeting: Wed. June 9th

It’s almost time for our Annual Membership Meeting (virtual)! Annual Membership Meeting: Wed. June 9th, 7:00-8:00 PM Checking in each year is one of our ways of being accountable to each other. We hope that you’ll join us whether you’ve been part of PJALS all forty-plus years, or whether you just started following our work. […]

Be the First to comment. Read More

SURJ Committee Update

From Organizer Adrian Murillo, On SURJ and White Nationalism: It is tempting to think that now that Trump is no longer president, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and get back to “normal.” This would be a mistake. It is better to understand white nationalism as the political/social equivalent of COVID, a pandemic […]

Be the First to comment. Read More

How’s My Swing, Dr. Strangelove?

From Rusty Nelson, Former PJALS Co-Director: We’ve all been ‘selected’ for special offers that sound too good to be true, and are.  Before me is a provocative offer too bad to be fake.  It’s provocative because it involves a free sports implement, bad because the marketing language boosts the terrifying spiral of American popular and […]

Be the First to comment. Read More

2021 Legislative Report

Adrian Murillo, Organizer In pre-pandemic times, there would be church bells ringing, people dancing in the streets while old folks smile, chat, children run about underfoot and food vendors hawk their treats. The reason for such celebration? This has been an historic year in the life of Washington’s politics. Legislation we have long held as […]

Be the First to comment. Read More