Posts for June, 2019

Our Letter with the Community Demanding End of No-Cause Evictions

June 28th, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019  Dear Steve and Beau Harer, Glenn and Debra Koehler, and Detente Management;  We are writing to urge you to immediately renew the leases of Mergitu Argo, Mouhamed Tall, Modou Ndiaye, and Lenh Vong. You recently served the four of them with 20-day notice to terminate their tenancy, with no cause or […]

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My letter to Seattle Public Schools urging them to fully fund Native programming in our Public Schools

June 27th, 2019

Dear Superintendent Juneau, Director Halfaker, Chief Academic Officer DeBacker, Executive Director Starosky, Director Bush, Senior Assistant General Counsel Boy, and School Board Members, I am writing to urge you to reestablish the partnership agreement and the MOA with the Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA) to secure Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (RES) building facility for […]

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Solidarity with the Crescent Lounge and the LGBTQ community. Fight against hate crimes in Seattle!

June 27th, 2019

Wednesday June 26, 2019 Dear friends and community members,  My office and I send our solidarity to The Crescent bar on Capitol Hill, whose Pride flag was recently shredded, and The Lumber Yard and The Swallow, who also reported anti-LGBTQ targeting. We stand with the LGBTQ community in condemning these cowardly and hateful acts, and […]

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Solidarity with Hong Kong Democracy Protests

June 26th, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Workers, socialists and activists around the world stand in solidarity with your heroic struggle against the government’s anti-democratic extradition bill. We are watching your struggle and support it. You are not alone! Following the magnificent million-strong demonstration of June 9, the Hong Kong government, acting on behalf of big business and […]

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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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