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Good Jobs & Public Benefits

Good Jobs have been a priority for the Spokane Alliance since our founding. Currently, the Jobs Team is focused on ensuring that all Public Works projects in the Spokane region create benefits for the whole community. We believe that the community is strengthened when more workers have health insurance and retirement benefits. 

HEART - Housing Equity Action Research Team

HEART is a campaign team of the Spokane Alliance focused on expanding affordable housing in the West Central neighborhood. This effort grew from community organizing work at the West Central Abbey. Guests and volunteers at the Abbey's Wednesday night free Dinner Table identified lack of stable, affordable, and dignified housing as their top concern. Members of the West Central Development Project, the West Central Abbey, and the Salem Lutheran Church have come together to work on this issue.

Health Care Action Team

The Health Care Research Action Team conducted a Listening Campaign in Summer 2018 to identify the biggest health care pressures that members of the Spokane Alliance experience. We held face-to-face meetings with over 150 of our members. The top concerns that are most deeply and broadly felt are: unaffordable health care and insurance costs, complex and dehumanizing health care system, and a lack of mental health resources.

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The Spokane Alliance is everyday people taking powerful action together for the common good.

We develop the diverse voices of our community, building relationships across religious, racial, class, and neighborhood lines.

Together we build the power to make the positive changes they want to see in our community, making our shared home a better place to live and thrive.

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We don’t organize for justice and social change FOR people. We organize for justice and social change WITH people.

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Latest News

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New Spokane Alliance member tackling child care

COVID-19 has peeled back a veneer of normalcy that the status quo had blanketed over our broken systems. When presented with public health and economic challenges, many of our institutions were exposed for their precarious nature: unemployment benefits, healthcare, supply chains, schools, and others revealed how decades of underinvestment left them unable to withstand adversity.

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Cost of Child Care in Washington

The Child Care Collaborative Task Force was charged by the Washington State Legislature with creating four reports that analyze the status of child care and provide policy recommendations to provide affordable and accessible child care to all Washington families by 2025. The flyer below illustrates the current child care crisis based on information from the first report published by the taskforce in November 2019. 

Parkview Early Learning Center's (Spokane Alliance Child Care Organization) Luc Jasmin is a Tri-Chair for the Task Force. 

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UFCW 1439 glorified as "Heros" in name only

Spokane Alliance member United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1439 and its members have been busy navigating a hazardous environment where the gratitude for their profession has poured in from executives thanking them as “heroes” for their pivotal work to keep our communities nourished.

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2018 IAF Victories

We're proud to be part of our national network - the Industrial Areas Foundation - local community alliances of everyday people that build power and fight for justice and equity every day. Read about our victories in 2018 on issues from criminal justice reform to strengthening unions and immigration.

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Events

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HEART - Housing Equity Action Research Team

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 04:00 PM

Join leaders from across the Alliance and the West Central neighborhood for a special listening session about renters' issues. We will focus on ... RSVP

Health Care Research Action Team (HRAT)

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 06:00 PM

Join members from across the Spokane Alliance in their work to improve health equity in the region.

 

This meet... RSVP