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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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Freedom to Marry: Victory!!!

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by Shar Lichty We made history on Nov. 6th, becoming the first state to defend the freedom to marry at the ballot by 53.32% to 46.68%. We were an important part of a historical night for LGBT rights and recognition nationally. None of this would have been possible without a campaign dedicated to organizing in Eastern […]

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Why Marriage Matters: LGBT People of Color Discuss the Freedom to Marry for All Loving Couples

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by Lucy Vazquez As the November election approaches and ballots are being filled out, it’s important to bring up conversations about LGBT communities’ rights and that no one should face discrimination when they hope to marry the person they love. PJALS teamed up with Why Marriage Matters Washington to organize an event that focused on […]

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Why Marriage Matters: LGBT People of Color Discuss the Freedom to Marry for All Loving Couples

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As the November election approaches, this event will lift up the visibility of LGBT people of color and leaders of communities of color who are allies for the freedom to marry. No one should face discrimination when they hope to marry the person they love. Panelists will include Sandy Williams, Stanley Ruiz, Marvo Reguindin, and […]

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Maia Water Project joins Thirsting for Justice Summer Campaign

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By Sheila Fox, co-chair of the Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee What would it be like to live on 6.3 gallons of water a day during these summer months? Many Palestinians know. Wash and drink in solidarity with them and record your experience by joining on to the Thirsting for Justice campaign for a day. It […]

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How Will You Feel If We Fail Marriage Equality?

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By Shar Lichty, Organizer Last month I attended a brown bag lunch discussion with a staff member from Washington United for Marriage and leaders from the local group working to secure marriage equality at the ballot in November. During introductions we were asked to answer the question, “How will you feel on Nov. 7th if […]

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Honor Life: Abolish the Death Penalty

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By Victoria Thorpe, co-chair of PJALS Inland Northwest Death Penalty Abolition Group Honor Life: Abolish the Death Penalty was a very successful event presented to the Spokane community July 21st, 2012.  Our special guest speaker was Jason Baldwin, of the West Memphis Three,  who echoed our goals beautifully in his own words, “There are those […]

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Clean Water for the Children of Gaza – A PJALS Success Story!

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by Sheila Fox Last December, the Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee (PIHRC) figured out a fun way to raise money for a very serious problem: A bowl-a-thon called “Bowling For Water!” With this event and contributions from members like you, we successfully raised the $4,000 needed to purchase a purification and desalination unit for Atfal Al-Ghad […]

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