Jeremiah Manes and YALP alum Molly Ftizpatrick carry the PJALS banner at the May 1 2014 march for Immigration Reform. PJALS Organizer Shar Lichty and member Mark Hamlin offered a Peacekeeper training for MEChA de EWU members who organized the event.
Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/spokane/a-part-of-us-all/Content?oid=2300159) By Rachel Dolezal “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday,” seemed to be the call of more than 100 protesters lined up to march in Spokane last week, seeking urgent immigration reform. “We have written letters, gone on hunger strikes, made phone calls and are marching again to send a message to Cathy […]
Our snowflakes created a facebook blizzard that could not be ignored! Thank you to the more than 40 individuals who helped spread the message: Mayor Condon failed the voters; Council: Reject the new police contract; Police Accountability for Spokane NOW! Click here for the collage all the “snowflakes”! We helped to call out Mayor […]
PJALS members join OneAmerica for Immigration Reform Action Nov 13 Momentum for commonsense immigration reform is growing. But Speaker John Boehner has yet to schedule a vote. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers continues to stand behind him. And 1,100 people are deported each day. We spoke out to call on GOP leadership to vote on a […]
Originally published by The Spokesman-Review (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/sep/22/for-ewu-graduate-immigration-reform-worth-risking/) about a former PJALS intern by Kip Hill Lucia Vazquez’s tears didn’t begin flowing until she and more than 100 other women seated themselves in the road near the steps of the U.S. House of Representatives. “I was crying because I just saw how many women were risking going […]
and Yes to Practical Peace-Building Actions With all three of our Congressional delegation saying they are “undecided” on authorization of military intervention in Syria, THIS IS THE WINDOW for us to act! All are hearing from constituents, and all need to hear from YOU! The full Senate will vote this week; the House vote is […]
On Thursday a multi-generational delegation including PJALS members, Veterans for Peace, and clergy visited Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ office where we met with her District Director Louise Fendrich and Senator Cantwell’s office where we met with her Eastern Washington Representative Bryan Raines. Both said their offices had received many calls–keep ’em coming! Here’s our quick debrief of our first […]
Originally published by The Spokesman-Review (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/sep/04/inland-northwest-lawmakers-hesitant-to-back/) by Kip Hill The Inland Northwest congressional delegation is treading softly as President Barack Obama seeks authorization to use a big stick in response to charges that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people. U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, an Idaho Republican serving on the Senate’s powerful Foreign […]