Posts for April, 2015

More than 500 People Attend Affordable Housing Town Hall

April 24th, 2015

“If you thought Seattle activists were passionate in their successful push for the $15 an hour minimum wage, just wait until you see their fervor for rent control.” – Puget Sound Business Journal 4/24/15 More than 500 tenants, housing advocates, and social justice activists packed City Hall on April 23rd for an Affordable Housing Town […]

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What do the applicants to replace Councilmember Sally Clark stand for?

April 22nd, 2015

On April 21st, I sent the following questions to the finalists for City Council Position 9 who applied to fill the vacancy left by former Councilmember Sally Clark. This will allow the public to learn of the stances of the finalists regarding some of Seattle’s most important issues. My email to the applicants is provided […]

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$15/hr is just the beginning!

April 15th, 2015

On April 15th, Councilmember Kshama Sawant joined thousands of workers across the nation struggling for higher wages and workers’ rights. The victory for $15/hour in Seattle is just the beginning. Local protests focused on Seattle University’s attempts to block faculty from unionizing, and pressuring Macy’s to raise wages outside of Seattle and give workers a […]

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Kshama Sawant Speaks with Activists Occupying Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig

April 9th, 2015

Today, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant spoke via satellite phone with activists aboard Shell’s Arctic drilling oil rig 750 miles northwest of Hawaii. Sawant was joined by Mary Nichol, National Activist Network Director at Greenpeace, and Kurtis Criscoula from Greenpeace Seattle. See below for more information and audio and a transcript of the conversation.   On Monday, April 6th, six Greenpeace […]

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