My Remarks at the May 5th Press Conference for Rent Control without Loopholes & Strong Tenant Protections

May 7th, 2021

Good morning.  The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that housing is a human right. But we certainly don’t need a piece of paper to tell us that – billions of working people in the world know that we need a society where all human beings have all their needs met, and can […]

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Petition – Seattle Demands Strong Tenant Protections, Including Rent Control Without Loopholes!

May 7th, 2021
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Rent Control Frequently Asked Questions

May 7th, 2021

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Sawant-2021-Rent-Control-FAQ-2.pdf

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Helping Renters Facing Economic Eviction – Relocation Assistance Expansion Infographic

May 7th, 2021

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/eeao-infographic-4-2.pdf

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Renters’ Rights Rally! Thu. May 27 @ 6pm – Fight for Rent Control and to Cancel Covid Debt & Other Renter Protections

May 6th, 2021

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/05.27.2021-Renters-Rights-Rally-leaflet-v4.pdf

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Renters’ Rights Demands from Our Movement

May 6th, 2021

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Renters-Rights-Demands-leaflet-backside.pdf

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Letter From the Washington Fair Trade Coalition in Support of our Resolution Demanding COVID-19 Vaccine Copyrights be Shared to Save Millions of Lives

April 26th, 2021

On April 25, 2019 the Washington Fair Trade Coalition sent the following letter to the Seattle City Council in support of the Resolution from my office demanding President Biden end the U.S. policy of opposing the international campaign to get the Word Trade Organization to waive the intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, so that […]

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Sawant Credits Black Lives Matter Street Protests for Historic Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 20th, 2021

“It is a testament to the power of mass action with multiracial, working-class solidarity. All credit goes to the rank-and-file activists in the Black Lives Matter movement for this victory.”  Press release – April 20, 2021 SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, sent […]

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Honor tenant and worker heroes, not agents of neoliberal assault

April 20th, 2021

Dear Friends, This morning I want to share with you a heartwarming and inspiring story from nearly 7 years ago. It’s about how East African immigrant single-mom tenants of public housing got organized with their fellow tenants and defeated an attempt to increase their rents by 400 percent over six years!  Ironically, though, I was reminded of […]

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My letter to Mayor Durkan Demanding She Cancel the Planned Sweep of Miller Park as Community Has Called For

April 14th, 2021

Wednesday April 14, 2021 Dear Mayor Durkan, I was disappointed to see your response to the valid community concerns about your planned sweep of homeless people sheltering in Miller Park this Friday, April 16. Both the response from your office (below) and from the Human Services Department (HSD) under your direction, ignore the demands of […]

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