Posts for August, 2015

Rent Control Petition – Click Here For the Link to Sign!

August 21st, 2015

We Need Rent Control! – Click Here For the Link to Sign Our Petition! What is Rent Control and What would It Do? Rent control allows communities and democratically accountable representatives get a say in how much our rents can go up. Right now, landlords can raise rents by as much as they want. It is […]

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Celebrating the Anniversary of Social Security and Medicare

August 10th, 2015

On August 8, 2015, Councilmember Kshama Sawant celebrated the 70th anniversary of Social Security and Medicare at Westlake Park, alongside US Senator Bernie Sanders, State Senator Pramila Jayapal and others. Sawant highlighted the lessons from the historic struggle that won these essential programs and discussed how it applies to today’s movements for economic and racial […]

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My Comments About Anti-Chinese Legislation

August 6th, 2015

On August 3, 2015, I was pleased to vote for a Seattle City Council resolution condemning the racist anti-Chinese legislation and policies that were so ubiquitous in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This resolution cannot undo the harm done in the past. But acknowledging this history and recognizing the immense contributions Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans made […]

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