October 30th 6pm: People’s Budget Town Hall with Kshama Sawant

October 24th, 2014

Councilmember Kshama Sawant hosts a Town Hall on the People’s Budget Thursday, October 30th 6:00PM Council Chambers Seattle City Hall 2nd Floor, 600 4th Ave Seattle is becoming increasingly unaffordable for the majority of people. While we face the fastest increases in rents, massive cuts to transit and social services, and rising homelessness, the City’s […]

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Defend Our Victories – Fully Fund Enforcement

October 20th, 2014

One of the biggest questions Seattleites should be asking their elected officials this budget cycle is whether the Council will break with business as usual and set aside sufficient funding to enforce paid sick leave, our recently won minimum wage increase, and other laws designed to protect working people. Over the last six months, Seattle’s […]

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Media Roundup: Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2014

October 13th, 2014

It was an honor to celebrate Seattle’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day alongside the activists and organizers who made it all possible. This action was long overdue, and media outlets from around the nation and the world correctly recognized the importance of what we have achieved in Seattle. See below for some of my interviews from the past few […]

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No New Youth Jail: Build the Struggle for Racial Justice

October 13th, 2014

For many months, civil rights activists and community leaders have been organizing against the construction of a new youth detention center in King County. At many council meetings they have clearly articulated how this jail would exacerbate institutional racism in Seattle, and how the $210 million dollars could be spent on better projects than a […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2014

October 6th, 2014

EDIT: Check out the Media Roundup from Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which includes interviews with Democracy Now, Al jazeera America, and more. After weeks of collaboration with Indigenous Rights activists, on Monday, October 6th, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously in favor of Resolution 31538, declaring the second Monday in October “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in the […]

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Letter to SHA Against Rent Hikes

October 3rd, 2014

Below is a letter I sent to Andrew Lofton, Executive Director of the Seattle Housing Authority.  It details my opposition to SHA’s “Stepping Forward” proposal,  which raises rents for low-income tenants.   Dear Mr. Lofton; Over the last month, you have been trying to garner public support for “Stepping Forward,” a program that will increase the […]

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Statement on Mayor Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee

September 25th, 2014

Voices needed for an expansion of public housing, for a major increase in developer fees, for taxing the wealthy, and for rent control September 24, 2014 Yesterday, Mayor Murray announced his proposal for the formation of a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee. I welcome any serious steps to address this urgent issue. As we […]

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Speech from People’s Climate March NYC

September 21st, 2014

A day before the largest climate action in history, Kshama Sawant joined Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, activists Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and Chris Hedges in New York City for a panel discussion to debate the way forward for the environmental movement. Video jumps directly to Kshama, and you can read the speech below. Transcript of […]

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Saturday 9/20: Kshama Sawant, Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges to Debate Strategy for the Environmental Movement

September 18th, 2014

UPDATE: Live-stream the event here starting at 5pm Pacific Time, and a complete HD video of the proceedings will be posted by The Real News Network around 9:30pm Pacific Time. The event will also be live-tweeted from @socialistclay. Saturday, September 20th, 8pm EST (5pm Pacific) Kshama Sawant will join Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, activists Naomi Klein, Bill […]

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Rebuild the Independent Women’s Movement! Fight for Reproductive Rights

September 9th, 2014

On September 8th, 2014, the Seattle City Council voted in favor of a resolution that called on the federal government to repeal all bans on public coverage for abortion, like the Hyde Amendment. It also encourages further efforts to improve access to both public and private insurance coverage for abortion and all forms of reproductive […]

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