Posts for February, 2017

When Trump Attacks Trans Community, We Organize & Fight Back with Solidarity!

February 24th, 2017

On February 22, 2017, Trump issued another toxic executive order, this one rescinding Title IX protections for trans students. Grassroots movements have succeeded in winning better protections in Washington state than in other states. The Gender Justice League has noted that “Washington State Schools must obey the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the HCA Guidance […]

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Inside the SeaTac Airport Shutdown

February 22nd, 2017

Since Trump’s inauguration, millions of people have protested in opposition to Trump’s xenophobic, Islamophobic, racist, and bigoted agenda. Civil disobedience and temporary shutdowns of airports nationwide on January 28 won the release of immigrant detainees, and played a decisive role in defeating Trump’s attempted Muslim Ban. The success of such non-violent direct actions shows that […]

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Solidarity Letter to Security Workers at Amazon

February 16th, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, I sent the following letter to security workers at Amazon and their labor allies who are organizing for workplace rights and against Islamophobia. These workers will hold a pray-in demonstration tomorrow, February 17, 12 pm, at Amazon HQ. Dear Amazon security officers and allies: As a Seattle City Councilmember, a socialist, a […]

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My Speech on Our Victory in Seattle to Divest $3 Billion from Wells Fargo

February 8th, 2017

On February 8, 2017, the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline won a significant victory when the Seattle City Council unanimously voted on the bill I wrote with activists to divest Seattle from Wells Fargo.  On February 1, after our committee vote, I spoke about how this was a stunning rebuke of Wall Street, Big Oil, […]

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Did you join the protest at SeaTac airport last Saturday? Send us your testimony!

February 2nd, 2017

After the pepper spraying and brutal treatment of protesters at SeaTac, my office and I are working with the National Lawyers Guild to propose legislation to prevent the SPD from participating in outrages like this in the future. If you witnessed or were the victim of police violence and/or harassment, and would be willing to […]

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Seattle Divestment from Wells Fargo Moves Forward in a Stunning Rebuke of Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Billionaire Class

February 1st, 2017

Today our movement won a major victory against Wells Fargo, Big Business, and the corrupt financial sector! First and foremost, I want to thank the Standing Rock Sioux, and those who joined them on the ground in North Dakota. I want to thank the #NoDAPL Seattle movement – Indigenous activists, 350 Seattle and a multitude […]

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