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Coalition to Build 1,000 Homes: Aid for Calling Councilmembers

November 11th, 2016

Thank you for calling councilmembers today! Our coalition thanks Councilmember Mike O’Brien, who has signed on to the budget proposal to Build 1,000 Homes. While it can feel intimidating to make these calls, this kind of advocacy can have a large impact on councilmembers’ decisions to support or oppose legislation, especially when done as an […]

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Eliminate the Corporate B&O Tax Break for International Investment Corporations

November 2nd, 2016

Washington State has the most regressive tax system in the entire nation. Every year, my fellow City Councilmembers lament the failure of the state legislature to put in place progressive taxes to fund basic needs like education, affordable housing, healthcare, and social services. While I fully agree, Councilmembers have a responsibility to fight for every […]

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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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Bunker Blocked!!! Victory Rally & Rally to Build 1,000 Homes Instead, Sept. 22!

September 15th, 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I sent the following press release tonight, in celebration of our victory, Blocking the Bunker! Congratulations to everyone who organized and fought for this big win, especially the activists with the #BlockTheBunker coalition! We will continue to organize to demand that $160 million be spent on affordable housing. In solidarity, Kshama   Councilmember […]

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My remarks on the Occidental Street Vacation

May 3rd, 2016

On May 2, 2016, the Seattle City Council voted No on granting alley vacation on Occidental Street. Please see my remarks below: Deciding how to vote on this item was not easy for me, and my staff and I have had to dig deeply on both sides to make up our minds. I have to […]

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Resolución por la liberación de Nestora Salgado – Aprobada por el Consejo de Seattle!

February 29th, 2016

El día 22 de Febrero del 2016, en el Consejo de la Ciudad de Seattle, por unanimidad se aprobó la Resolución mia que hace un llamado a las autoridades del Estado de Guerrero y al Gobierno Federal Mexicano para que dé fin a la detención ilegal y prolongada de la residente del área metropolitana de Seattle, […]

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My Comments on Seattle’s Free Nestora Resolution

February 23rd, 2016

On February 22, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed my resolution calling on authorities in the State of Guerrero and in the Mexican Federal Government to end the illegal detention of longtime greater Seattle resident Nestora Salgado, and calling on the U.S. State Department to prioritize Nestora’s release in its diplomatic discussions with Mexico. The full text […]

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Free Nestora Salgado! / Libertad para Nestora Salgado!

February 19th, 2016

Join me and community organizers on Monday, February 22, at City Hall, 2 PM, in support of a resolution calling on the authorities in the State of Guerrero and in the Mexican Federal Government to end the illegal detention of Nestora Salgado immediately, and calling on Secretary of State Kerry and the U.S. State Department to prioritize Nestora’s […]

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We Must Act Now, Offer Shelter, Human Services and Affordable Housing

January 28th, 2016

I am deeply saddened to learn about the terrible shooting that took place at a homelessness encampment in south Seattle. My condolences go to the families and friends of the victims. We don’t yet know everything about the circumstances around the shooting. What we do know is that this tragedy happened under conditions of homelessness, […]

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“Socialism is Rising” (2016 Inauguration Speech)

January 4th, 2016

On January 4, 2016, hundreds of people packed City Hall to celebrate our victories and demand bold action from our newly inaugurated City Council. It’s clear that an overwhelming majority of working people in Seattle support taxing the rich, fair scheduling and rent control, and 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all workers. For […]

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