Local initiatives

Yes on Prop 2 – Requiring safety measures for coal and oil transport

If passed, Prop 2 would amend the Spokane Municipal Code to make it a class 1 civil infraction for any person or entity to allow a rail car that it owns to ship uncontained coal and some types of oil by rail through the downtown Spokane core, or within 2,000 feet of a school, hospital, or the Spokane River.

This proposition does not ban coal and oil trains from going through Spokane but does require coal and oil companies to make the transportation of their product safer. It would require coal and oil companies to reduce the flammability of Bakken crude oil prior to shipment and covering coal rail cars.

More information on the Yes on Prop 2 campaign here. Full text of the proposition and arguments for and against can be found here.

Smart Justice Spokane Candidate Questionnaire

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, PJALS does not take any position on candidates but we can ask questions of all candidates. We partnered with other Smart Justice Spokane member organizations to gather information from all Spokane and Spokane Valley city council candidates and all local judicial candidates on criminal justice issues.

You can view the questions and their responses here.

Join Smart Justice Spokane members for a Community Voting Party & Potluck: Get your vote on lock

Saturday, Nov 4th 1-3pm Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Ft. George Wright Drive

In addition to having the opportunity to gather with other like-minded community members to fill out your ballot and share a meal, we will have a short panel presentation with formerly incarcerated folks and information on how you can help pass Smart Justice reforms at the City and State levels.

Share and invite your friends.

Click here for the Spokane County Elections Office Voter Guide with statements from candidates for Spokane and Spokane Valley City Council and Judicial positions.

Remember to get your ballots turned in or postmarked by Nov. 7th!