Certain politicians exploit racist rhetoric to divide and distract, while they rig government and the economy for themselves and their big money donors. They get richer, we get poorer—and the power of government is turned against communities of color.
But we can fight back and win! Together, we are rejecting messages of racism, fear, and division from the reactionary rich to join together with people from all walks of life, so we can ensure all our communities get good housing and better schools, not more barbwire — and more jobs, not more jails!
We invite you take specific actions like pledging to vote with a racial justice lens this fall and in the future and to connect with all of the partner organizations.
Take Action with the BOLD Partners:
Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS)
Everyday people have the power to accomplish extraordinary things together. PJALS builds a multi-racial, cross-class intergenerational, all-gender, rural-urban, bottom-up movement centered on the leadership of impacted people.
In our PJALS community, everyday people are together advancing peace, racial equity, economic justice, and human rights.
- Ending mass incarceration
- Countering white nationalism
- Young Activist Leaders Program
- Education for action
We invite you to join us.
Spokane County Against Racism (SCAR)
Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) is a multi-faceted community organization focused on ending systemic racism in Spokane County and the surrounding region. We do everything from direct outreach to answering national calls to action, and have participated in local and statewide legislative advocacy. We create spaces for community engagement to build multiracial, cross-class solidarity, and are currently gathering input on the Platform For Change–a holistic vision of community safety and wellness for Spokane.
JOIN THE CAUSE
- Direct Action
- Research & Writing
- Anti-racist Education
Learn more about SCAR by checking our website, joining our email list, and by following us on our social media channels.
Find more information: Linktr.ee/scarspokane
APIC Spokane is dedicated to advocating for racial, social, and economic justice for Asians & Asian Americans in solidarity with Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Black, Brown, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and other systemically oppressed communities.
- Justice in education, the environment, for immigrants, and all living beings
- Disaggregation of AA & NH/PI populations
- Reclaiming our power and right to life
- Disrupting the “model minority myth”
- Equitable housing and tenants rights
- Police accountability
- Healthcare for all
We know there’s a lot going on in the world that is affecting our physical and mental health
APIC is partnering with several health organizations to help bring to light the strengths and resiliency of our diverse Asian and Asian American populations and examine the biggest barriers to living to our full potential. To stay informed and find out how you can weigh in on our Community Health Assessment.
Sign up: Community Health Assessment Interest Form
Contact Ryann Louie, Director [email protected]
Spectrum Center Spokane
Spectrum Center creates and LGBTQIA2S+ community that is safe, intersectional, & intergenerational. We celebrate resilient, healthy community through social connectedness & support, arts & culture, access to resources, and leadership development.
We do many things, including giving away free gender affirming products and gear through our GAP Program, advocating for the needs of LGBTQIA2S+ people on the local and state level, sponsoring and sharing art from queer artists, holding free vaccine clinics, and overall working towards the liberation, safety, and happening, safety, and happiness of queer people in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
Follow Spectrum on Social Media:
Raíz of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
The word “raíz” is Spanish for “root.” The program’s name grew out of a conversation that organizers had about the meaning of the work out in the field. To work closely with a community and to fully understand where issues come from and how to tackle them, you have to start from the root.
The core of Raíz is grassroots community organizing in Latinx communities around issues of reproductive health and justice. Raíz is intersectional in its work and provides volunteers and members opportunities for leadership and action across various issues, including comprehensive sex education, voter registration, immigration, environmental justice, and equal pay.
Raíz is about more than just health. It’s about justice, knowledge, and power. This program is an integral part of giving people of color resources for their health, while also recognizing that humans are not one-issue individuals. The person who needs an abortion may also fear deportation. Organizers focusing on Latinx outreach must recognize these experiences and make it an integral part of their work. Raíz teams work with Latinx youth as well as their families, uplifting their voices and experiences, en inglés y en español, to sow seeds for a collective change.
Our work runs on volunteers, and advocacy is truly powered by you: [email protected]
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho is a nonprofit sexual and reproductive health care provider that respects and protects every person’s right to make their own informed health care decisions — no matter who you are, where you live, or who you love.
As the state’s leading provider of high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care, we offer compassionate care, backed by medical experts, at eleven (11) health centers across the state.
Health Center Advocacy Program (HCAP) volunteers are a driving force in our effort to educate patients and health center visitors. By working inside our health center waiting rooms, HCAP volunteers connect with the full range of individuals who use Planned Parenthood services, and provide these supporters and patients with a range of ways to get involved in advocating for their reproductive health and rights.
Public Affairs Advocacy volunteers take part in community outreach and tabling, collect petitions, canvass, data entry, and many other public affairs activities. As an Advocacy Volunteer member, you will receive regular trainings and briefings to become an informed public affairs specialist.
Get involved by emailing: [email protected]
Hispanic Business/Professional Association of Spokane
The Hispanic Business/Professional Association’s mission is to promote and serve business growth, professional development, education opportunities, cultural preservation and social justice for the Hispanic community in the Inland Northwest.
HBPA supports the diversity among our shared community. HBPA proudly supports the neighbors in our ever growing community, regardless of your heritage, language of preference, citizenship status, and cultural practices. Through Vecinos Unidos – United Neighbors, HBPA breaks barriers by connecting with people to ensure they have the care, and respect they deserve. As an organization, we have been blessed to have made loyal allies and strengthen a network to ensure we can all advance with hope of equity.
We offer free Vecinos Unidos window posters to show support of inclusion as united neighbors. Pick up your poster in our office or download a poster for your social media for free on our website. Use the hashtag #vecinosunidos and #unitedneighbors to promote our community initiative.
Sign up to receive our free newsletter to learn about monthly events and connect with our membership coordinator to volunteer or join as a member: [email protected]
Follow HBPA on social media:
General Email: [email protected]
NAACP Spokane Branch
We’re a human movement. And in our current moment, it’s all hands on deck!
Are you with us?
The NAACP Spokane Branch has been protecting and expanding the rights of marginalized people for over 100 years. By prioritizing education, criminal justice needs, civil engagement, and much more, we are able to stay on top of issues that affect us the most. We’re proud to be a part of the national organization, and particularly proud of the work we are doing in Spokane.
Become a member of the oldest civil rights organization in Spokane and join us in making history. Gain access to programs, resources and education from both the national organization and the local branch. Every day presents a new challenge and new opportunities to advance our mission. You have a role to play in helping us make change. Check back regularly for the latest action items
Inland Northwest Unitarian Universalist Community
We are a vibrant, inclusive community, embracing a wide variety of spiritual practices, beliefs, and perspectives.
We are a new and energetic Unitarian Universalist congregation in Spokane, Washington, born from a desire to fully embrace the Unitarian Universalist principles and to welcome people of every background, orientation, and identity. We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace. We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.
Our joyful worship services feature spiritual leaders and ordinary people whose work has given their lives meaning and purpose.
Join us on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.
Email [email protected] for more information.
Resident Action Program
Resident Action Project (RAP) is a program of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA) and the Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund. Our work is supported by the Center for Community Change. RAP is a statewide network in Washington led by people wholive in low-income housing, have experienced housing injustice, instability, and/or homelessness. As well as nonprofit and direct service staff.
Together, we are building power to change local and state policy through storytelling, organizing, and civic engagement. We know that too many of the people with this lived-experience are Black, Indigenous, and persons of color (BIPOC), people who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, people with disabilities, immigrants & refugee, older adults, veterans, and single parent families, just to name a few. We also know that housing is also part of a larger system of oppression we are trying to dismantle in our organizing work.
If You Believe
Like air to breathe and food to eat, safe shelter is a basic human need.
That everyone should be able to live in a neighborhood with good schools, grocery stores, parks, and libraries.
That every person deserves the right to a safe, secure, and affordable place to live no matter what they look like, where they came from, or how much money they have.
Then we need dedicated people like you to help fight for housing justice.
Please join us by becoming a member.
Faith Action Network
Faith Action Network is a multi-faith, non-profit organization through which thousands of people and over 160 faith communities across Washington State partner for the common good. Together, we are powerful voices of faith and conscience advocating for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
Advocating together for economic justice, criminal justice, police accountability, environmental justice, housing for all, immigrant rights, healthcare access, and more.
Learn about ways you can get involved.