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After the election: Grassroots surge

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After the election: Grassroots surge By Liz Moore, PJALS Director Hello to new members of PJALS holding our newsletter in their hands for the first time! We need you and welcome you as activists and leaders in our intergenerational grassroots movement. With the electoral college victory of President-Elect Trump, many of us woke up on […]

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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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Supporting Spokane’s Trans* Community

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I was shocked and saddened to learn of the physical attack on a trans* woman on West Main on Friday night, sending her to the hospital. An attack anywhere is unacceptable but I find myself especially troubled by an attack taking place across the street from our offices and in a business whose owners have […]

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The Intersections of Us

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by Shar Lichty At the end of July I was fortunate to attend the Activists Mobilizing for Power (AMP) Conference put on each year by Western States Center in Portland. I have been wanting to attend this conference  for four years and this year all the forces were in alignment to make it happen. I […]

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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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Things I learned at Pride

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by Liz Moore In keeping with our role for over two decades, PJALS peacekeepers were at Spokane’s Pride Celebration on June 8. These are four reflections on my experience this year. Things I learned at Pride #1: some things haven’t changed. The threat from one anti protestor was the same as I was threatened with […]

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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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