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Action Team Quarterly Update

Prepared by volunteer Jim Wavada, this quarterly update includes news from the Jobs and Health Care Teams and West Central Development Project.

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We Support Prop 1

We Support Prop 1

In February, Spokane city voters will be asked to vote on Prop 1, a measure that will raise money for public safety through funding firefighters and police officers.

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Happy New Year from MACG!  2018 in Review

Happy New Year from MACG! 2018 in Review

December 2018 - In 2018 MACG accomplished so much. See pictures and read about what we worked on.

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2018 Full of Leadership for the Common Good

2018 Full of Leadership for the Common Good

December 2018 - As the year comes to a close, Sound Alliance is celebrating our accomplishments and getting ready for the new year. In 2018, we executed on our mission, developing everyday leaders to work together towards the common good:

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Spokane Responds to Immigration Raids

Spokane Responds to Immigration Raids

November 25, 2018 - Spokane Alliance joined the community in rejecting federal immigration agents' practice of searches and seizures on Greyhound buses. The City Council passed an emergency ordinance to outlaw the practice, but it has yet to be enforced by the Mayor.

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Medication Labeling Campaign Approved at MACG Delegate Assembly

Medication Labeling Campaign Approved at MACG Delegate Assembly

November 2018 -- MACG’s Delegate Assembly drew 50 people to an invigorating evening of action and learning on October 25. OHSU Health Equity Circle students from the OHSU School of Nursing made an exciting progress report. Students and faculty have been working for months on a bill to address the health impact on non-English speaking immigrant communities caused by English-only labeling on medications.

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Comment Now on Proposed Changes to Rule to Protect Immigrants

Comment Now on Proposed Changes to Rule to Protect Immigrants

November 2018 -- Under a proposed new regulation, community members who have legally accessed certain forms of federal benefits would be ineligible for permanent residency, forcing immigrant families to make the impossible choice between meeting their families’ basic needs and obtaining permanent legal status in the United States.

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Assembly Wrap-Up:  Commitments for Immigrants and Children, New Video, and More!

Assembly Wrap-Up: Commitments for Immigrants and Children, New Video, and More!

October 2018 -- 90 leaders from 17 different institutions witnessed public commitments supporting immigrants and children, heard personal stories of how these issues impacted people’s lives, saw Sound Alliance’s brand new video, and more at a packed Sound Alliance Action and Delegate Assembly on October 18.

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Report Back: October Delegates Assembly

Delegates from the Spokane Alliance member institutions met Oct. 11, 2018 at Liberty Park United Methodist Church. Here are some highlights that meeting.

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New Sound Alliance Video!

New Sound Alliance Video!

The Sound Alliance is all about developing the diverse voices of our community, then knitting them together one by one to build power. Learn more in this video!

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