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Write, Tinker, Abolish

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Rusty Nelson on Peace and War By the time I wrote my first editorial about the death penalty, Nancy had produced several articles, including a commentary in the Spokesman Review, but Washington had not yet killed Dodd and Campbell. Lethal injection was catching on, but Nevada had resumed executions with a firing squad, Florida electrocuted […]

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WA Governor Inslee Declares Moratorium on Death Penalty

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Governor Inslee’s action in issuing a moratorium on the death penalty was a necessary step toward “equal justice under the law” which we agree should be the state’s primary responsibility. We thank the Governor for his leadership and courage with this action which has increased conversation on this important issue. We look forward to working […]

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Welcome new intern Dom Felix!

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Dom Felix joined PJALS this year as part of an internship through Eastern Washington University’s Social Work program. Dom has been a long-time resident of the Spokane area who recently chose to pursue higher education in hopes of becoming a chemical dependency counselor. Now as a senior in the program, Dom has come to the […]

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August Claims

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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 […]

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TweetChat to End the Death Penalty #WARepeal

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PJALS and the Inland Northwest Death Penalty Abolition Group participated last Friday in a TweetChat focused on ending the death penalty here in Washington. It was PJALS’ first TweetChat experience, and we can see the potential of this relatively easy tactic to spur conversation, raise awareness, and help people connect with important campaigns. All you […]

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Lobby Day Trip to End the Death Penalty

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By Cly F. Evans Five Spokane area death penalty abolition supporters, most involved with INDPAG and/or PJALS, loaded ourselves in a van and made their way to Olympia to participate in the February 12 Death Penalty Abolition lobby day organized by the statewide campaign Safe and Just Alternatives. Throughout the day, by my count, members […]

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Facing Race: Coalition Calls on Legislators to Work Towards Racial & Economic Equity

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by Lucia Vazquez Our WA legislature received a D for its voting on racial equity bills for the 2011 and 2012 sessions. The grade came from Washington Community Action Network’s Facing Race: 2012 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity, which assessed the Washington Legislature’s performance during the 2011 and 2012 regular sessions on issues that […]

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The Time Is Now: Safe & Just Alternatives to the Death Penalty

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by Shar Lichty PJALS’ Inland NW Death Penalty Abolition Group (INDPAG)has been working toward ending the death penalty for decades through raising awareness among the public. The statewide campaign Safe & Just Alternatives (SJA) could win legislation to end it soon! The death penalty is an unjust, unfair, and irrational punishment that does not deter […]

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