My Speech at the Annual Community Juneteenth Celebration in Pratt Park on June 15th

June 19th, 2019

Thank you to the organizers for inviting me to speak at this wonderful celebration of struggle. Frederick Douglass, a former slave, leading abolitionist and activist for women’s rights, spoke words that can act as a guide still today. Frederick Douglass proclaimed that “If there is no struggle, there can be no progress. Power concedes nothing […]

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Solidarity from Seattle to New York’s Rent Control Movement! Best Wishes for a Historic Victory!

June 13th, 2019

Thursday June 13, 2019 Dear New York rent control activists, As a fighter for rent control and housing justice and as an elected socialist in Seattle, I stand in solidarity with your movement. My City Council office fully supports your demand that your state legislature pass the bills that would establish universal rent control, strengthen […]

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Solidarity With The Working People of Sudan Fighting Against Brutal Oppression!

June 6th, 2019

Thursday June 06, 2019 Dear sisters and brothers, Workers, socialists and activists around the world are watching your heroic struggle for democracy, human rights, and decent living standards. You are not alone! While Bashir has been forced from office by your determination, the same forces that supported him are seeking to cling to power. At […]

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This Weekend – Celebrate Volunteer Park Pride & Cap Hill Farmers Market, Enjoy Music, and HELP WIN RENT CONTROL!

June 4th, 2019

Sign up to gather rent control petition signatures this Saturday, June 8 at the Volunteer Park Pride Festival (and celebrate Pride while enjoy the amazing line-up of bands!) The Seattle Needs Rent Control movement is gathering steam – our rent control petition now has well over 2,000 signatures. But we have a very long way […]

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I stand with Frye Art Museum workers who are organizing for union recognition, and against economic eviction from Seattle

May 31st, 2019

This morning (May 31) I was honored to stand with Frye Art Museum workers as they announced they have formed a union and called for negotiations with their management to raise their pay and working conditions. My remarks at the press conference:   We are here outside our beloved Frye Art Museum in Seattle City […]

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I support Uber and Lyft drivers organizing for better pay and treatment

May 30th, 2019

I stand with hardworking Uber and Lyft drivers who are courageously shining a light on some of the most exploitative working conditions in Seattle and nationwide. The report that the drivers brought to City Hall today (May 30), published by the App-Based Drivers Association (ABDA), an affiliate of Teamsters Local 117, shows that Uber and […]

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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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