Tag: Anti-Racism

Letter of Support from Jewish Voice for Peace

August 7th, 2014

Today, Jewish Voice for Peace wrote to Seattle City Councilmembers asking them to join me in calling on Obama and Congress to issue a formal statement denouncing Israel’s siege and blockade of Gaza, along with the occupation of the West Bank, and calling for an end to all U.S. government military aid for Israel. I am very grateful […]

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Draft Letter Condemning Continued Violence in Gaza

August 4th, 2014

On Monday August 4th at Full Council, I shared a draft letter with Councilmembers calling on Obama and members of both houses of Congress to condemn the continuation of violence in Gaza. Elected officials in the U.S. have failed to step up and speak to the conflict. It is the duty of all people, irrespective of […]

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Gaza Solidarity: End the Brutal Violence and Killings

August 4th, 2014

Transcript of Speech as Delivered This Saturday I attended the weekly peaceful protest in Seattle against the violence being inflicted by the Israeli state on the people of Gaza. It was really gratifying to see a strong and defiant spirit at the protest at Westlake, and the solidarity from progressive people in Seattle, regardless of […]

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Letter Sent in Solidarity with Hunger Striking Detainees

March 11th, 2014

The following letter was sent on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Dr. George C. Zoley, CEO of GEO Group Inc. One Park Place, Suite 700 621 Northwest 53rd Street Boca Raton, FL 33487 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Nathalie R. Asher, Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations U.S. Immigration […]

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Victory for custodians at the Harborview Medical Center!

March 7th, 2014

This post is a follow-up on our office’s ongoing work with custodians at Harborview Medical Center who had been experiencing discrimination and harassment from their managers. For more background, check out our previous post that contains the letter we sent last month urging Harborview to end the harassment, and this Seattle Times article. Tuesday night the […]

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Letter Urging Harborview to End Racial Harrassment

February 26th, 2014

The following letter was sent on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Dr. Paul Ramsey, CEO of UW Medicine & Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs Department of Medicine, University of Washington Health Sciences Center, C-314 Box 356350 1959 NE Pacific Street Seattle, WA  98195 Ms. Johnese Spisso, Interim Harborview Director & Vice President for Medical Affairs […]

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