Welcome to Spokane Alliance!
Everyone gets sick. And everyone deserves time to get better, without risking their economic security or safety.
Learn more about the Spokane Alliance's Sick and Safe Leave Campaign.
Spokane Alliance is a group of nonpartisan, proactive, everyday citizens dedicated to making Spokane a better place for all to live and thrive. You’ll find us working for change in churches and classrooms, in living rooms and union halls, in City Hall and in Olympia.
For more than 10 years, Spokane Alliance has worked to improve public transportation, increase job opportunities and green building requirements among other issues. We are a non-profit supported by the dues of our member organizations, individuals and foundations. We are affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation, a coalition of like-minded organizations in cities across the United States, the UK, Germany, Canada and Australia.
At Spokane Alliance, we believe that by working together we have the power to change our communities for the better. We do more than just sign petitions and protest. We take action.
June, 2015 -- The June 18 Spokane Alliance Annual Meeting at UFCW Local 1439 was a success with great turnout and representation from our membership and actions taken to move the Alliance into the next year.
6/21/15 -- The Spokesman-Review -- Joann Pena writes how much of a difference sick leave could have made in her life when her infant son got ill with viral pneumonia. "When I returned to work, they informed me that my doctor’s note wasn’t going to help because it wasn’t me who had been sick. My job of six years ended that day, and my life started to spiral down as we tried to stay afloat."
June 2015 -- The Sick, Safe, and Family Leave campaign has unearthed so many personal stories about how the policy could positively benefit people's lives and our community. Many of these stories have been told as testimonies at the weekly Monday night City Council meeting and we are now sharing them here with you.
5/15/15 -- Spokane Woman -- Chelsea holds the ceramic mug in her hand . . . It reminds her that 12 hours earlier she’d been hugging the porcelain of her toilet. Her head is pounding and she starts to sweat again. There is a line of familiar customers and now Chelsea can’t remember how many pumps of hazelnut syrup she’s already put in the toilet. No, no. Mug.