Tag: UW

FAQ on Saving Metro the Progressive Way

July 8th, 2014

Here are answers to common questions about Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata’s proposal to fund Metro transit with a progressive tax on businesses. For more information, check out this opinion column by Kshama and Nick in the Puget Sound Business Journal, and see below on how you can support this proposal. What is the current […]

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Remarks on Fossil Fuel Divestment

June 30th, 2014

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, […]

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UW School Of Social Work Graduation Keynote Address

June 12th, 2014

As delivered June 12, 2014 Dear graduates, students, faculty, friends, and family – It is my honor to share this day with you, a day that will always remain memorable to you and those who love you. You accomplishments embody the wonderful work of your faculty. In an age when young people are encouraged to […]

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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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