Posts for September, 2019

“Don’t force us to deal with the consequences of an unexcused absence simply because we demand the right to a future”

September 18th, 2019

Kimaya Mahajan – Interlake High Student, Global Climate Strike Activist Below is a speech Kimaya delivered at a rally and press conference organized by my office on the morning of Sept 18 with students, educators and climate justice activists outside Washington Middle School to call on the Seattle School Board to excuse students from school […]

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My Letters Urging City, State & School Superintendents to Excuse Students from Classes to Attend Sept 20 Global Climate Strike

September 16th, 2019

September 16th, 2019 Dear Seattle City School Board and Superintendent Juneau, I hope the 2019-2020 school year is going well so far. As I am sure you are aware, on Friday, September 20th, hundreds of Seattle Public School students will walk out of classes to take part in the Global Climate Strike. The strike action […]

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Let’s build our unified movement against gentrification and displacement in Chinatown/International District!

September 6th, 2019

On Sept. 5 the International Examiner published my editorial on how we must continue to build a powerful movement of workers, elders, students, and allies to fight gentrification in our Chinatown/International District. My International Examiner opinion article is here, and reproduced below: Early on a gray, drizzly Thursday morning in late June, I joined with […]

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