Tag: Women’s Rights

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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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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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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