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Welcome to Spokane Alliance!

Welcome to Spokane Alliance!

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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.

 

NEWS:

Victory on School Bullying

Victory on School Bullying

January, 2017 -- On Jan. 11th, the Spokane Public Schools school board voted unanimously to provide a public statement to the community in response to recent bullying. This followed almost 9 weeks of work by Spokane Alliance members and allied organizations.

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A New Year's Challenge

December, 2016 -- Across the political spectrum, widespread anxiety about people’s economic futures - combined with hopelessness and frustration with government's ability to improve the situation – laid the foundation for populist surges that challenged the establishments in both major parties in the recent US presidential election. At its worst, the campaign pitted Americans against each other, exposed race and gender prejudices, and further eroded people’s confidence in government. In this context, the well refined relational organizing practices of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) and its affiliates across the US and beyond are needed now more than ever.

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Leader Reflects On Breakfast with Governor

Leader Reflects On Breakfast with Governor

December, 2016 -- Governor Jay Inslee invited the Spokane Alliance to a working breakfast. A group of leaders travelled to Olympia to participate in the meeting. Sheila Collins, Fuse Washington, wrote up the experience here.

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Spokane - City Council Meeting to Save Sick & Safe Leave

The earned Sick and Safe Leave ordinance we worked so hard for over the past three years that’s due to take effect on Jan. 1 is under assault by some in Spokane’s business community. We must once again demonstrate our power and tell the City Council not to delay a needed safety net for another year!

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Upcoming Events
IAF NW - Spring 2018 Regional Leadership Institute Apr 22, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018 — Canby Grove Christian Center, Canby, OR
Spokane - Leadership Institute for Public Life - Spring 2018 (Part 1) May 02, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Unitarian Universalist Church, small Chapel, 4340 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane
Spokane - Leadership Institute for Public Life - Spring 2018 (Part 2) May 09, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Unitarian Universalist Church, small Chapel, 4340 W Fort George Wright Dr., Spokane
Spokane - West Central Leadership Team Meeting May 10, 2018 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM — West Central Community Center, 1603 N Belt, Spokane
Spokane - Delegate Assembly Jun 21, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM — Liberty Park UMC, 1526 E 11th Ave, Spokane
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