Posts for October, 2014

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

October 24th, 2014

Councilmember Kshama Sawant will host 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 […]

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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

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 City of Seattle. It was an honor to work with activists to draft the legislation, and to sponsor it. Check out […]

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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 rents […]

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