Posts for 'Women’s Rights'

Trump Attacks Sanctuary Cities — Seattle Should Fight Back! Mass Protests on May 1st!

January 25th, 2017

On January 25, 2017, Trump signed an executive order attacking sanctuary cities. Below is an updated statement on how Seattle must stand with our sisters and brothers, and fight back. Today Trump signed an order to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, which refuse to check for immigration status or to arrest and detain undocumented […]

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Resist Trump! Inauguration Week Actions

January 9th, 2017

Mass protests during inauguration week are extremely important. We need to send a clear message to Trump that he has no mandate for his bigoted and anti-worker agenda. Join Seattle’s Anti-Trump Resistance! Look below for details on local actions, and check back for updates (as details are subject to change). For an expanded listing of events throughout Washington […]

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We Need Paid Family & Parental Leave Now! Health Care Professional Leticia Parks Speaks Out

August 8th, 2016

On July 30, 2016, we kicked off a bold new movement for paid family and parental leave for all in Seattle. More than 200 people representing a powerful coalition of state and city unions, women’s organizations, LGBTQ activists, social justice organizations, faith groups, and working people came together for the event. I encourage you to […]

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Packed House Kicks Off Our Movement to Demand Paid Family & Parental Leave

August 2nd, 2016

On July 30, 2016, more than 200 people representing a powerful coalition of state and city unions, women’s organizations, LGBTQ activists, social justice organizations, faith groups, and working people came together to kick off our bold new movement for paid family and parental leave for all in Seattle. Sponsors of the event included the Washington […]

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International Women’s Day 2016

March 8th, 2016

This year, let International Women’s Day be a renewed call to people around the world to join the struggle against women’s oppression. Every day, millions of women face down sexual violence, domestic violence, disproportional household obligations, and severe economic inequality – including, here in the US, an extreme pay gap, tip penalties, and egregiously low minimum wages. […]

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No Room for Rape Culture, Homophobia & Misogyny!

February 4th, 2016

In recent weeks, an international group of misogynists (yes, seriously) that call themselves “Return of Kings” online began coordinating meetups around the world for this upcoming weekend. Multiple venues were advertised for Seattle, including the Central Library. It’s an understatement to say that the views that this group hold on women and the LGBTQ community […]

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Seattle Women’s Commission’s Statement on Paid Parental Leave

November 23rd, 2015

Last week, on November 19, 2015, The Seattle Women’s Commission sent this powerful statement to Seattle City Councilmembers in support of my amendment to provide 12 weeks paid parental leave for City workers, and in solidarity with the struggle to win paid parental leave for all Seattleites. The Seattle Women’s Commission has recently approved our 2016 […]

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One Vote Shy of Winning 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for City Workers

November 19th, 2015

We’re Just 1 Vote Shy of Winning 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for City Workers! Urge Councilmembers to Support 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave, Pack City Hall for Final Budget Votes! – Monday, Nov 23 @ 2 pm This week our movement won many important budget victories. We doubled funding for Career Bridge, youth apprentice […]

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12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for City Employees

November 12th, 2015

Guaranteed paid parental leave is both a workers’ rights and a women’s rights issue. All workers, regardless of their gender identity or family configuration, should be guaranteed this right. Many Americans know that paid parental leave is common in Europe. It is less well known that paid parental leave is a global phenomenon. In 2013, 96% […]

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Solidarity with Planned Parenthood

October 20th, 2015

  On October 19, 2015, the Seattle City Council passed a resolution in solidarity with the work of Planned Parenthood. This follows last year’s resolution calling on the federal government to repeal all bans on public coverage for abortion, like the Hyde Amendment. More about that resolution can be read here.  With lies, violence, and intimidation, […]

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