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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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We Walk to Keep Our Community Whole

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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. 

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Activists kick off initiative to raise Idaho minimum wage

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Originally published by The Spokesman-Review (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/jun/09/activists-kick-off-initiative-to-raise-idaho/) by Kip Hill As a health teacher at Lakes Middle School in Coeur d’Alene, Warren Ducote saw firsthand the effect of poverty on students’ emotional and physical well-being. “You see the depression, the anger that’s built up inside, the kids acting up and being unable to focus on school,” […]

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Walk to Keep Our Community Whole!

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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. 

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Our Community of Action Going Forward Together

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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 […]

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Pull the Pentagon Pork: Protect our Priorities, Protect Families

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Update: Check out our photo petition on the National Day of Action to Pull the Pentagon Pork here! By Lucy Vazquez On Tuesday February 19th PJALS members met with John Culton, the Eastern Washington Director for Senator Patty Murray as our second mobilization, following up on our December action, where we delivered over 1,100 signatures […]

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Time to Put People First

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 By Michelle Little, Young Activist Leader and PJALS Intern Being a single mother of three young children, I depend on many programs to care for my family while I am attending college, including Medicaid, food stamps, child care assistance and the Washington State Need Grant for higher education. Continuing cuts to these programs will devastate […]

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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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