Reducing Gun Violence in the Central District and citywide

May 23rd, 2019

Dear Friends, My staff and I send our deepest condolences to the family of Royale Lexing, the young black man who tragically lost his life to recent gun violence. We stand with Seattle’s black community in mourning this huge loss, and with all community members who want to end gun violence. My husband and I […]

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Shhh! Don’t tell the billionaires and corporate developers: Our rent control movement has early momentum!

May 21st, 2019

Take action below – join us at Northwest Folklife Festival in collecting petition signatures for rent control! Our rent control movement is about taking back our city from the billionaires and corporate developers, and fighting for a city that is affordable for all. Thank you to the dozens of activists who attended our meeting at […]

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Seattle Needs Rent Control!

May 8th, 2019

Despite being the construction crane capital of the nation four years running, Seattle is reeling under an unprecedented affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Rents in Seattle have soared 69% since 2010, and 155% since 1998. With renters accounting for nearly half of Seattleites, the sky-high rents have meant thousands of working families have been pushed […]

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Take action to win a new Central District Post Office!

May 7th, 2019

Congratulations to the more than 600 community members who’ve signed our petition to bring back the Central District US Post Office. And also congratulations to the 80+ people who attended Thursday night’s community meeting with US Postal Service officials – retirees, working people from our African-American, Asian and LGBTQ communities, postal workers union members, young […]

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Rent Control FAQ

April 22nd, 2019

April, 2019 The cost of renting a home is a crucial determinant of living standards for working people. With homeownership increasingly less affordable for working people, especially young people, half of Seattle is renting. Seattle is not alone, with every metropolitan region in the nation seeing a dramatic increase in the proportion of renting households. […]

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I stand with Seattle educators: We need democratic flexibility for local school levies

April 22nd, 2019

Some Democratic legislators in Olympia are trying to undermine collective bargaining, force teacher pay cuts, and siphon public money away from our unionized district schools and towards non-union charter schools. I stand with the Seattle Education Association and all educators. My letter to union members and allies: Monday, April 22, 2019 Dear Seattle Educators: As […]

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Petition: Seattle demands rent control!

April 15th, 2019

Seattle is in the throes of a stunning and unprecedented affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Skyrocketing rents are driving working-class households, seniors, students, and especially working families of color out of our city. Sign below, or if you can collect signatures, click below for a downloadable version of the rent control petition. We need rent […]

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Let’s take action to win back a new Central District Post Office!

April 9th, 2019

Walk into any Post Office on a weekday lunch hour, or on a Saturday morning, and you’ll see a beehive of activity of working people, families of color, retirees, local small business owners. So many of us depend on the Post Office for connecting with family and friends. Worlds get connected as people eagerly receive […]

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I stand with Capitol Hill tenants facing extortionate rent hikes

March 24th, 2019

Working people in Seattle are confronting an affordability crisis of unprecedented proportions – but renters, like the tenants at the Kenton Apartments on Capitol Hill, are fighting back. My Council office was proud to join them on March 21 as they launched their campaign against eye-popping rent hikes as high as 69 percent. Check out […]

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Petition: United with Central District Tenants Against Eviction & Displacement!

March 18th, 2019

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