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Reject Trump’s Budget: Tax Day March, Rally, & Teach In

by pjals Friday, Mar 10, 2017 | 11:11am | Comment on this

Reject Trump’s Budget: Tax Day March, Rally, & Teach In

Saturday, April 15th 12-2pm

Location  March will start from the Community Building, 35 W. Main. Rally location TBA.

A budget is a moral document. Does Trump’s budget reflect your values?

Continuing our tradition of tax day actions that link out of control military spending with cuts to safety net programs for struggling families, we will be holding a March, Rally, & Teach In to connect the dots between Trump’s proposed $54 billion increase in military spending and cuts to many vital social and environmental programs.

Rally location and speakers to be announced. Please save the date and watch for updates.


PJALS Rally & Community Meeting

by pjals Friday, Mar 10, 2017 | 11:11am | Comment on this

PJALS Rally & Community Meeting

Thursday, March 16th 5-8pm

Community Building, 35 W. Main

Come meet like minded people – find ways of plugging in with your PJALS community!

Connect with people who share your passion for justice; learn ways to get involved!

 

  • 5:00-6:00 Come join the street corner rally: Support Refugees and Immigrants!
  • 6:00-6:30 Let’s meet and eat!
  • 6:30-7:00 Welcome and Discussion: What do we each need to build our movement for the long term?
  • 7:15-8:00 Small groups – where you can ask questions and find the area that holds the most interest for you and find ways to plug into PJALS:

* Peace & Justice Action Committee – Resist the Trump Administration; Rise Up!

* Showing Up for Racial Justice – moving white people into action as part of a multi-racial majority!

* Spokane Police Accountability & Reform Coalition – working for fair treatment, community oversight, and ending abuse of force!

* No Discrimination Spokane – educating voters & the community to defeat the anti-immigrant profiling initiative on our Nov ballot.


International Women’s Day: Be Bold For Change

by pjals Friday, Mar 3, 2017 | 5:17pm | Comment on this

 

FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ IS OUR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY KEYNOTE SPEAKER!

12:30-5:00, Saturday March 4

Spokane Woman’s Club, 1428 W. 9th
No cost! Kid friendly, open to the public.

Keynote Speaker Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and activist based out of Oakland, CA; she is well known for using her art as a tool for activism on a larger scale. Her designs and projects focus on a wide variety of social issues ranging from immigration to interdependence and everything in between. Rodriguez is involved in various advocacy groups including, but not limited to, Presente.org and Culture Strike, in which she is the Executive Director. Rodriguez was recently featured in a documentary series titled Migration is Beautiful, which addressed how artists responded to failed immigrant policies in the United States. Read more »


Peace & Justice Action Conference

by pjals Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 | 11:11am | Comment on this

Our 8th Annual Peace & Justice Action Conference will be held February 24-25th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane.

Friday, Feb. 24 6-9pm Rise Up! Opening Reception

Saturday, Feb. 25 9am-5pm All Day Action Conference

Register Now!

Rave reviews about our Action Conference:

 “Great variety of programs and the opportunity to meet new people!”

“It gave me inspiration and hope.”

“Surrounded by the energy of like minded people, rare in Spokane!”

“Open discussions, amazing positive energy, and equality.” Read more »


PJALS Postcard Happy Hour

by pjals Friday, Jan 27, 2017 | 3:15pm | Comment on this

PJALS Postcard Happy Hour

Tuesday, January 31 4:30-8pm (this is an open house type event–come when you can during this period) at the Saranac Commons, 19 W. Main

Come write postcards to your Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Senator Cantwell, and Senator Murry! We’ll deliver to Rep. McMorris Rodgers the next day, Wednesday, Feb 1st from 12-2 at her office at 10 N. Post. New folks welcome, kids welcome!


PJALS Resist & Rise Up: take action against Trump’s agenda

by pjals Friday, Jan 27, 2017 | 3:15pm | Comment on this

PJALS Resist & Rise Up: take action against Trump’s agenda

Wednesday, Feb. 1st 12-2pm at the Peyton Building, 10 N. Post

Come deliver postcards & make our voices heard!

As we watch a flood of harmful executive orders coming from Trump, we must Rise Up together in a strong demonstration of Resistance to his agenda.

In just a few days we have seen executive orders to reinstate the Gag Order on Reproductive Rights, advance construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL Pipeline, ban immigrants from countries with Muslim populations, build a wall on our southern border; and reinstate torture. We are likely to see more before this event.

Join with PJALS as we Resist & Rise Up! We will have speakers, signs (feel free to bring your own), and will send a delegation up to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers office to deliver postcards.


PJALS Delegation at Washington CAN! action on healthcare

by pjals Friday, Jan 27, 2017 | 3:15pm | Comment on this

We will be joining our community partner, Washington CAN!, at their action on healthcare at Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers office, 10 N. Post, on Monday, Feb. 13th at 1pm.

If you would like to be a part of our delegation, please contact Christina at cwalden@pjals.org

Washington CAN! is also looking for folks who are willing to share personal stories on why we need Rep. McMorris Rodger to save our healthcare. If you have a story to share, please contact Shar at slichty@pjals.org.


PJALS Delegation to Olympia

by pjals Friday, Jan 27, 2017 | 3:15pm | Comment on this
2014 MLK Lobby Day - PJALS delegation in march to the Capitol

2014 MLK Lobby Day – PJALS delegation in march to the Capitol

Once again we will be sending a delegation to Olympia with our community partner, Washinton CAN! to lobby for fully funding education. We will be leaving Spokane on Sunday, February 19th and returning after a full day of lobbying and action on Monday, February 20th. All expenses are covered.

If you would like to be a part of our delegation, please contact Dena at dbrill@pjals.org