Caffe Affogato Community Day Benefiting PJALS! 

Caffe Affogato Community Day Benefiting PJALS! 

Buy an espresso drink, an Affogato with ice cream and espresso, or a tasty baked treat, and 10% of all
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Spokane Region – Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Spokane Region – Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Building a movement to overcome systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy. Everybody's got a right to live.
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Nonviolent De-escalation Training for Pride!

Nonviolent De-escalation Training for Pride!

Thursday, May 31st 5:30-8:30 pm Saranac Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 25 W. Main 5:30pm light refreshments 6:00-8:30 training This training is for those
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“Organizing, troublemaking, peacemaking, changemaking, plus fun at the same time”  PJALS 2018 Priorities

“Organizing, troublemaking, peacemaking, changemaking, plus fun at the same time” PJALS 2018 Priorities

By Liz Moore, PJALS Director On a cold and icy day in January, I joined our PJALS Steering Committee at a
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Legislative Update on Criminal Justice Reform: some disappointment, many victories

Legislative Update on Criminal Justice Reform: some disappointment, many victories

By Shar Lichty, PJALS Organizer This year’s short legislative session was a whirlwind with the new majority seeming to have an
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 On Peace & War: Prepping a New Generation of Truth-Tellers

 On Peace & War: Prepping a New Generation of Truth-Tellers

By Rusty Nelson, former PJALS co-director In a community of people who care about what happens in Syria, D.C., Olympia, and
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4 Ways You Can Help to End the Death Penalty in 2018

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PJALS Inland NW Death Penalty Abolition Group has worked hard the past several years, with our partners across the state, to build bi-partisan support for repeal of the death penalty in Washington State. Because of some changes in the legislature, we believe this year we have a better chance to repeal this costly, unjust, and unfair […]

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PJALS Winter Holiday Party & Potluck

Thursday, December 14th from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main Ave. Bring your family, friends, and a favorite dish to share and enjoy a fun evening with like-minded folks dedicated to peace and justice this Winter Holiday season. Kids always welcome!  To invite your friends on Facebook, share this event! […]

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Your gift makes a difference!

Right now, we have our largest matching challenge ever, which means you can double your impact! Every dollar you give before midnight December 31 will be doubled up to $12,500.  That means when you give $20, we receive $40! When you give $250, we receive $500! Every dollar you give powers everyday people building a just and nonviolent world! […]

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Help set our priorities!

Our priorities, power, and budget come from members like you! Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane’s (PJALS) mission is to engage everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world. PJALS members like you have been at the forefront of peace, economic justice, and human rights issues that affect our local communities, the Inland […]

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Spokane WA bans the box – passes Fair Chance Hiring

After three years of tenacious organizing with I Did The Time, NAACP, Greater Spokane Progress, and our other partners in the Smart Justice Spokane coalition – we won a very important victory! Last night, Spokane’s City Council “banned the box” and passed Fair Chance Hiring! Now, private employers within city limits will remove the criminal […]

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Klein’s Strategy, Barber’s Campaign

By Liz Moore, PJALS Director   Since 45 won the electoral college, SHOCK has been a daily re-occurrence! Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein has a diagnosis and a prescription, and it’s so useful I want to share it with you here. After a shocking event – a war, coup, terrorist attack, market crash or natural disaster, […]

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War: “Victory”

How many times have you used the word “Victory” in 2017, and what could you have possibly meant?  Military victory is as oxymoronic as military intelligence in the 21st Century, and I’ve ranted before about the inability of any side, state, or freelancer to win a war since 1945. Other uses seem difficult to justify […]

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Now’s the Time for Fair Hiring!

Our families and neighbors need a Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Spokane! Mass incarceration is hurting our families and community! Without Fair Chance Hiring in Spokane, no matter how qualified our returning community members may be, their job applications are often thrown out at first glance due to their conviction record. We can win with […]

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