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Our priority areas for 2016-17

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As determined by our member priority survey responses and our Steering Committee! A Just Society: Smart Justice and Police Accountability Peace: Truth in Recruitment, Consciousness-Raising about Militarism, and Mobilizing against War! Human Rights Community Organizing: Building collective power with targeted communities. Ending the Death Penalty in Washington as our top legislative priority. Exposing & transforming […]

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Our priority areas for 2016-17

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As determined by our member priority survey responses and our Steering Committee!  A Just Society: Smart Justice and Police Accountability Peace: Truth in Recruitment, Consciousness-Raising about Militarism, and Mobilizing against War! Human Rights Community Organizing: Building collective power with targeted communities. Ending the Death Penalty in Washington as our top legislative priority. Exposing & transforming systems […]

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Becky O’Neil McBrayer shares her story: End the death penalty!

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In October we were honored to host Becky O’Neil McBrayer, a member of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation and a board member of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Becky lost her Mother and Step-Father to murder in 2006 while running an Oregon Supreme Court Justice campaign. Becky O’Neil McBrayer is the director of Community […]

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We are Tipping into Repeal

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We are Tipping into Repeal by Shar Lichty               While I was working on the freedom to marry campaign I watched the nation reach a tipping point and a flood of states passing legislation following Washington successfully defending it at the ballot. I have been working on the death penalty for nearly 9 years and […]

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Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation member calls for end to death penalty

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Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation member calls for end to death penalty by Jamie McDaniel               The night when PJALS hosted Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation member Pat McCoy proved to be an evening of powerful words which instilled the will to fight for the abolition of the death penalty in the community. Pat McCoy […]

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PJALS Priorities for Action 2014-2015

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As a collective of activists, PJALS staff, steering committee members, and committee chairs addressed the difficult task of prioritizing efforts when there are seemingly endless injustices being carried out through direct acts and perpetuated through acquiescence and silence.  Prioritizing our work aids us in focusing our “hands, heart, and head” efforts for a period of […]

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Another Look at the Cycle of Violence

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I believe you know that support for capital punishment in this country: is diminishing; was only a foot deep when it was a mile wide; is based upon fear and ignorance rather than common sense or justice, and; is always weakened when executions are honestly examined as factors in the cycle of violence in our […]

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We need you!

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PJALS Inland NW Death Penalty Abolition Group (INDPAG) is busy gearing up for the legislative session and a push for legislative repeal of the death penalty. In addition to civic engagement, we seek to increase member engagement, public awareness, and participation from the local faith communities. We need you to help advance our work! Here […]

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