Posts for March, 2015

Stop the TPP! City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Fast Track

March 31st, 2015

“Few things counterpose the greed of multinational corporations to the interests of workers, the environment, and democracy as sharply as trade deals like NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.” – Councilmember Kshama Sawant Yesterday the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution I co-sponsored opposing the TPP and Trade Promotion Authority, more commonly known as “fast […]

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Another Victory for Transitional Homeless Encampments

March 30th, 2015

On March 30, 2015, the Seattle City Council passed a long-overdue ordinance allowing the construction of three new regulated homeless encampments on public and private land. While fighting for this bill, I also introduced and won support for an amendment allowing the City to consider any plot of land for encampments, not just commercial and industrial zones. […]

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Public Forum: Ending Hate Crimes Against the LGBTQ Community

March 9th, 2015

Over the last two years, Seattle has seen a surge in hate crimes and discrimination against the LGBTQ community on Capitol Hill. We’re going to need to unite as a city and find bold and lasting solutions to address this crisis. On March 3rd, 2015, together with Danni Askini from the Gender Justice League, I hosted […]

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