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APPROVE Referendum 74

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By Shar Lichty The marriage equality law that was passed by the legislation and signed into law by the Governor on Feb. 13, 2012 was set to go into effect on June 7th permitting civil marriage for same-sex couples. Unfortunately, the folks who don’t believe in equal rights for same-sex couples were successful in gathering […]

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Our Work for Economic Justice – A PJALS Success Story!

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by Amanda Hunt, BSW Since September, I have had the pleasure of working with the Peace and Economic Justice Committee. In this committee, we set our 2012 legislative priorities which included fighting to raise revenue in the state by closing corporate tax loopholes and rejecting cuts that will disproportionately affect low-income children, families, and people […]

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An Invitation to Share Your Story, for Smart Justice

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A diverse coalition including PJALS, Greater Spokane Progress, and the Center for Justice is about to launch a Smart Justice Campaign to persuade the County to fully implement comprehensive alternatives to incarceration for non-violent and low-level offenders. We need to humanize this issue, so community members and elected officials will understand how the current system affects […]

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Good news: WA state Senate Committee calls for “Money for People, Not for War!”

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Sign the petition here for a full Senate vote! A Washington State Senate committee passed SJM 8014, calling upon Congress to stop the Afghanistan war, bring the troops home to their families, cut the military budget, and shift spending to job creation, education, healthcare, environmental protections, and lifeline programs for struggling families! […]

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Washington United for Marriage: Campaign for Marriage Equality

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By Shar Lichty Will Washington be the next state to grant this civil right to same sex couples? I dare to dream the time is now. PJALS has endorsed and is actively working with the campaign for marriage equality in Washington State, Washington United for Marriage. Governor Gregoire made a public announcement in support of […]

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Facing Race: How Budget Cuts Are Increasing Racial Disparities

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Washington’s communities of color and low-income communities have faced unequal pain in this recession. High levels of unemployment, home foreclosure, and racial inequities in health, education and criminal justice continue to devastate communities of color. By 2030, one in every three Washington residents will be a person of color. Everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed. […]

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Showdown at Suncadia

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By Amanda Hunt, intern On September 21, I attended the Showdown in Suncadia, in beautiful and remote Cle Elum, WA. Suncadia is a luxurious mountain resort in the majestic Cascade Mountains. This event was organized by Washington Community Action Network, and joined by many organizations from across the state. Shar Lichty, Brock Baker, myself, and […]

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Community Speak-out and March for Work Not War

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1:00 pm, Saturday, October 8, Clarke Park on the corner of Garland and Division  Join PJALS members like you to commemorate 10 years of US war and occupation in Afghanistan. Speakers will include veterans and community members on the many costs of war including out-of-control military spending and the resulting lack of funding for lifeline […]

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