PJALS 2020 Voter Guide

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, PJALS does not take any position on candidates.

Approve – Referendum 90
To uphold the new Washington state law requiring all public schools to teach age-appropriate, inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students. You can learn more about the campaign here.

Approve – Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment (LRCA)
Allows funds in the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Account and the Long-Term Care Services and Supports Trust Account to be invested
You can learn more about what a LRCA is here and more on this LRCA here

Maintain – Advisory Questions
An advisory question is a type of ballot measure in which citizens vote on a non-binding question. The largest difference between an advisory vote and any other type of ballot measure is that the outcome of the ballot question will not result in a new, changed or rejected law or constitutional amendment. Rather, the advisory question symbolically makes heard the general opinion of the voting population in regard to the issue at hand.

Candidate Forums

Spokane Coalition of Color (SCOC) Candidate Forums

The Spokane Coalition of Color (SCOC) is comprised of the Spokane Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Hispanic Business/Professional Association (HBPA), the Spokane Chapter of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC), and Muslims for Community Action and Support (MCAS).

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 , 6:00 – 7:30 PM Spokane County Commissioners and US Congressional District 5
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Court of Appeals and State Legislative District 3
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM State Legislative Districts 4 and 6

All three candidate forums will take place via Zoom and registration is required to get login information. You can find registration for all three forums here. NOTE: you must register for each forum you would like to attend separately.

Spokane Candidates Climate Change Forum

This forum is hosted by The Lands Council, 350 Spokane, Sunrise Spokane, Spokane Riverkeeper, and Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University.

Wednesday, October 7 from 7-9pm

What do local candidates for office think about climate change? How will it affect your vote in November? This non-partisan event will include candidates for Congress, WA legislature, and Spokane County Commissioner. Register for this Zoom event here.

League of Women Voters of the Spokane Area

The League of Women Voters is recording virtual candidate forums for a number of races. They will be available to view on their website by early October.