On March 24, 2017, President Trump announced his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and our local activist community did not hesitate to begin building the fightback! Organizers from 350 Seattle, indigenous leaders, and members of the #Defund DAPL coalition reached out to my office and asked me to co-author a resolution calling on the City of […][More]
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Earlier this week, 350 Seattle sent the following letter to their members and supporters. Larry Weis for CEO of Seattle City Light? No thank you. The Seattle City Council is currently considering hiring Larry Weis to be the new CEO of Seattle City Light. Weis recently left a similar position at Austin Energy, the municipal utility […][More]
On January 12, 2016, we held the first meeting of the Energy and Environment Committee. The committee, in my view, is mandated with providing leadership on environmental policy and energy and allied technology policy. Below are my introductory remarks, regarding the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and the beginning of the trial of courageous climate activists […][More]
A day before the largest climate action in history, Kshama Sawant joined Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, activists Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and Chris Hedges in New York City for a panel discussion to debate the way forward for the environmental movement. Video jumps directly to Kshama, and you can read the speech below. Transcript of […][More]
Saturday 9/20: Kshama Sawant, Bernie Sanders, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges to Debate Strategy for the Environmental MovementSeptember 18th, 2014
UPDATE: Live-stream the event here starting at 5pm Pacific Time, and a complete HD video of the proceedings will be posted by The Real News Network around 9:30pm Pacific Time. The event will also be live-tweeted from @socialistclay. Saturday, September 20th, 8pm EST (5pm Pacific) Kshama Sawant will join Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, activists Naomi Klein, Bill […][More]
On June 30, the Council voted on a resolution which revised investment policies in several ways, most notably to encourage fossil fuel divestment (PDF). I supported the resolution. Check out my remarks and the video below: I wanted to thank Councilmember Licata for advancing this resolution, and also to all of the activists in this city, […][More]