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Spokane Supports Pasco – End Police Brutality

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Join MEChA de EWU and Tri-Cities Community Solutions at 2pm in Volunteer Park Pasco, WA as we come together for the 3 month anniversary of Antonio Zambrano-Montes’ death. Use the facebook event page to organize carpools. Donate to support gas money via this button — PJALS will pass through 100% of donations via this button […]

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PJALS Members and Smart Justice Supporters Turn Out for CJC Hearing

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By Dom Felix, Intern The Spokane County Commissioners and Mayor Condon appointed a joint City-County Regional Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) in November 2012, charged with recommending reforms to our criminal justice system. The Commission’s final recommendations will provide the “to do list” for City and County elected officials to implement criminal justice reform. Their recommendations […]

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Why Race Matters

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By Jeremiah Manes, Intern On October 22nd, members of PJALS along with others in the community were able to attend a workshop by Glenn Harris titled, “Why Race Matters: Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Community.” This interactive workshop on bias and race allowed for participants to assess their organization and it’s possible contribution to disparity, […]

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Your Voice is Needed for Smart Justice: Hearing Wed., Nov. 6

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We’re part of the Smart Justice Campaign because PJALS members like you told us alternatives to incarceration and criminal justice reform are worth winning. Now is the time for us to spring into action together! Your Voice is Needed at November 6th Hearing to  Call for Smart Justice in Spokane Criminal Justice Commission Hearing  Wed Nov 6th at 6:00pm  […]

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It is the Zimmerman mindset that must be found guilty

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Like millions of people across the country, I was very saddened when I learned a Florida jury had found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder nor manslaughter for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin.

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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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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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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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