Who is Spokane Alliance?
The Spokane Alliance is a non-partisan and non-profit alliance of congregations, unions, school and community groups in Spokane County representing over 20,000 adults.
The Alliance is driven by the belief that these institutions must be strong because they are the cornerstones of a democratic society who hold the potential to build strong families, healthy communities and a just world. Therefore, the Spokane Alliance has three primary goals:
- Strengthen each member organization; by fostering organizational cultures that are relational, action-oriented and reflective.
- Develop local leadership to build capacity in our city to take responsibility for solving the problems in our own communities and renew the interest of citizens in public life.
- Serve as a vehicle for member groups to act in the public arena with sufficient power for the common good.
We organize people power to create a more just county. We strive to hold both public and private power holders responsible for their public responsibilities, as well as initiate actions of our own to solve community and economic problems.
Spokane Alliance was launched as an organization in 2002 when our leaders had conversations with nearly 1,000 people from member institutions and developed our agenda for the common good.
"This work is making me become a better business manager. I've never had the opportunity to stand up for my members like this. It's provided me the training and confidence to play an active role. It's making me a better person. This has changed my life and my members see me differently now."
- John Little, Business Representative,Sheet Metal Workers Local 55