Spokane Alliance Accomplishments
- Spokane Feb 12th City Election: Spokane Alliance voted to support Prop 3, oppose Prop 2 and took no position on Prop 1. We took commitments to talk to 1,300 people to GOTV.
- Developed 32 new leaders through local campaigns and actions.
- Trained 21 Spokane Alliance members in a two-day local Leadership Institute.
- Three leaders attended week long Regional and National training.
- One leader attended a 3-day training on Transformational Leadership.
- Three new organizations joined Spokane Alliance.
- Supporting Local Jobs. Spokane Alliance’s Jobs Team led the effort to engage the Public Facilities District (PFD) to make their upcoming expansion on the Convention Center and Arena a truly local project. The PFD will hire local contractors and employees and use a local manufacturer. We supported a modest increase for the hotel/motel tax to directly help fund this Design/Build project. We are still meeting with the PFD board to continue to push for apprenticeship utilization and full family health care.
- Shifting Public Conversation about Spokane’s Budget. During the Spokane City Budget process, Spokane Alliance responded to dramatic cuts to city services and jobs. We changed the way people where talking about the budget and shifted the tone of how the budget was covered in the news by:
- Bringing attention to a budget that cuts services and threatens our safety
- Turning out over 60 people to the budget hearings, which is the most people to ever turn out for a budget conversation.
- Engaging citizens in the process when the city was silent.
- Keeping Spokane Beautiful. Spokane Alliance built a public relationship with absentee landlords next to Westminster UCC Church. We asked them to clean up their property. They are acting on our request.
State Wide Campaign: Washington State Jobs Bill
Spokane Alliance has accomplished a lot since our inception. Please click here to see a list of achievements since our founding.