by Bobby Kirl On January 20th, I and members from the 6th Legislative District participated, alongside PJALS and Washington CAN members from many Eastern Washington Legislative Districts, in an exciting and highly effective lobby day in Olympia. Our PJALS delegation of 16 people was our largest to date! The atmosphere and mood of the delegation […]
Frustrated with the political process? Feel like your voice is not heard when communicating with your legislators? Want to increase skills for effective meetings with legislators? If so, please join us on Thursday, Dec. 5th at 5:30pm in the Community Building, 35 W. Main. Come and learn effective methods of communicating with your state representative! […]
by Carroll W. McInroe, former Sgt., U.S. Army and WACAN Editorialist “Mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them.” Jefferson wrote those words in an 1826 letter to a friend, only days before his death – but he wrote for all of […]
by Shar Lichty After a summer off, our Peace & Justice Action Committee (PJAC) will be resuming our meeting schedule on Sept. 19th with a new approach: leadership development and campaign-specific organizing.
Tags: action, alternatives to incarceration, bring our billion$ home, corporate tax loopholes, death penalty, economic justice, glbt equality, human rights, immigrant rights, militarism, nonviolence, peace, police accountability, racial equity, racism, smart justice
The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. … If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, … want crops without plowing up the ground. They want […]
by Josh Neil, PJALS intern On March 23rd our community came together to urge our representatives to reject cuts to education, healthcare, and other lifeline programs. Nearly forty people from several organizations came together in the largest action the Spokane’s northside has ever seen.
Come Walk to Keep Our Community Whole on Saturday, March 23rd at 12Noon to reject the Senate’s proposed All-Cuts budget, and call on our state Senators in the 6th and 7th Legislative Districts to raise revenue and reject cuts that hurt real people in our community.
Tags: Action Conference, alternatives to incarceration, bring our billion$ home, corporate tax loopholes, costs of war, economic justice, human rights, militarism, nonviolence, peace, police accountability, racial equity, racism, rural organizing, smart justice, Young Activist Leaders
by Liz Moore, PJALS Director What I love most about PJALS is being part of a community of people who take action together based on the connections between human rights, economic justice, & peace. Our Steering Committee asked you, PJALS members, to guide strategic planning for 2013-2014. We learned that you overwhelmingly support organizing to […]