Just as the PJALS community began celebrating 40 years, I joined PJALS because of its scope and range of work and values and because of all the amazing people I have met: passionate activists, dedicated volunteers, visionaries, poets, veterans, students, organizers, community leaders — everyday people from all walks of life.
Now it’s time for our Spring Member Drive. I ask you to join me in supporting our work together!
PJALS has survived for 40 years because the community needed it to survive, to speak truth to power. Now is the time to deepen our connections to eradicate war and poverty, to institutionalize equality instead of prejudices.
What sets PJALS apart from other groups? Members respond with a positive wave of answers: “Faces adversity.” “Tenacity.” Activism. “Depth and width of connections.” “Peace and social justice as a package.” “PJALS provides a structure to advocate for meaningful change.” Inclusiveness and collaboration. “People power.” “Networks so well.” “Broader focus.” Training. “Development of community skills and competence in a range of areas.” “Takes on edgier issues.” “I trust its integrity.”
This is the miracle PJALS members sustain: an edgy, tenacious organization for peace and justice, with an integrity that engenders trust and engagement from everyday people.
Grassroots money protects us from being at the mercy of power. Your membership donation immediately fuels a reciprocal kind of action: the issues we work on — criminal justice reform, police accountability, peace, human rights & equality — reflect what matters in the hearts and minds of our members.
Will you support PJALS with a membership donation? With our small budget and dedicated mostly-volunteer team, every gift matters!