Posts for October, 2016

End the Political Repression Against Standing Rock Protesters

October 28th, 2016

Thursday in North Dakota, a police force backed by corporate paramilitary agents and armored vehicles moved against indigenous people and other activists courageously protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Organizers were beaten, maced, shot with rubber bullets, threatened with automatic weapons, and more than 100 arrested for having the audacity to stand up and protect indigenous […]

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Faith Communities Agree: It’s Time to Build 1,000 Homes!

October 26th, 2016

On October 25, the Church Council of Greater Seattle led a coalition of 18 congregations and 68 faith leaders calling on Councilmembers to support the growing campaign to build 1,000 homes, and to vote YES when the budget amendment comes before Council. Read their letter (PDF) below. For the full list of sponsors, click here. Learn more […]

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The Build 1,000 Homes Coalition Keeps Growing!

October 26th, 2016

The Build 1,000 Homes Coalition keeps growing! From the People’s Budget Town Hall to the public hearings on the budget, one thing is clear: When ordinary people in Seattle have the opportunity to weigh in on the budget, they point to the urgent need for affordable housing and human services. In October, grassroots organizers rallied around […]

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Coalition to Build 1,000 Homes – Frequently Asked Questions

October 14th, 2016

From the People’s Budget Town Hall to the public hearings on the budget, one thing is clear: When ordinary people in Seattle have the opportunity to weigh in on the budget, they point to the urgent need for affordable housing and human services. At the heart of our demands is an amendment to reallocate the $160 million […]

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Urgent Action Needed on Tenants’ Rights Vote (Monday, 10/17, 2 PM, City Hall)

October 14th, 2016

Councilmembers May Try to Kill our Tenants’ Rights Bill by Sending it Back to Committee Come tell Council: “Tenants Can’t Wait!” We Need to Limit Move-In Fees Now! On September 27, our legislation limiting move-in fees unanimously passed through committee with a 5-0 vote! This legislation limits security deposits and non-refundable fees, and requires landlords to give tenants […]

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Petition: Fight for Affordable Housing – Build 1,000 Homes!

October 5th, 2016

My staff have produced this FAQ to explain why you should join fight to Build 1,000 new affordable homes for Seattle’s poor and working class families and individuals. Sign the petition, then come rally with us for the Council’s first vote on the budget! The vote will take place Tuesday or Wednesday, November 15 or 16 at 9:30 […]

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National Lawyers Guild Investigate Whether the Mayor’s Budget Speech Violated the Open Public Meetings Act

October 4th, 2016

A week ago, when the Mayor delivered his proposed budget to the City Council, I spoke out against the outrageous refusal by the Council, apparently under the direction of the Mayor, to allow the public to attend that crucial portion of the City Council meeting. Not a single member of the public was allowed to […]

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