Posts for 'Women’s Rights'

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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Speech on the Establishment of Seattle Educators Week

September 15th, 2015

On September 9, 2015, my resolution to designate the week of September 14-18 as Seattle Educators Week passed unanimously.  Within this legislation, the Seattle City Council called on the school district to negotiate in good faith, and for the Washington State Legislature to fully fund education. Go here for the full text of the legislation, and watch […]

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Please Support the Rent Control Resolution Sponsored by Councilmembers Sawant and Licata

September 14th, 2015

On Thursday, September 17 at 9:00 AM at City Hall, the City Council’s Housing Committee will discuss the Rent Control Resolution introduced by Councilmember Nick Licata and me (more details on the event here). Passing the Rent Control Resolution would make it official policy that the City of Seattle wants Washington State to lift its […]

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“Seattle Educators Week” Resolution Passes Unanimously

September 14th, 2015

Thank you to all those who came to City Hall today to support my resolution designating this week as Seattle Educators Week! With the unanimous passage of this legislation, the City Council calls on the school district to negotiate in good faith, and for the Washington State Legislature to fully fund education. See below for the […]

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Community Forum: Stand with Seattle Educators!

September 11th, 2015

On September 10th, 2015, three days after the Seattle Education Association went on strike for a fair contract, I hosted a Community Forum, “Stand with Seattle Educators – Support a Fair Contract and High Quality Education for All.” The event was sponsored by the newly formed Coalition for the Schools Seattle Deserves, an alliance of educators, parents, […]

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Rebuild the Independent Women’s Movement! Fight for Reproductive Rights

September 9th, 2014

On September 8th, 2014, the Seattle City Council voted in favor of a resolution that called on the federal government to repeal all bans on public coverage for abortion, like the Hyde Amendment. It also encourages further efforts to improve access to both public and private insurance coverage for abortion and all forms of reproductive […]

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