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Email Councilmembers NOW! Tell them to FUND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE NOT MASS INCARCERATION in Seattle’s City Budget!

November 1st, 2019

Dear Friends, This Monday, more than 100 people gathered outside the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct for a National Day of Outrage to demand justice for Atatiana Jefferson, Charleena Lyles, and numerous black women killed at the hands of the police.  Family members, faith leaders, and racial justice advocates all spoke powerfully, calling for police […]

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Congratulations to Access Riders for victory over Veolia/Transdev and for improved service!

October 30th, 2019

This month King County ended its contract with the anti-worker Veolia/Transdev and brought on a new provider for Access Paratransit Services. That’s good news, and I join with disability justice activists and the entire community in celebrating this victory, which came after years of organizing and agitating. My letter to the community is here, and […]

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I stand with Uber and Lyft drivers who are organizing for power and a voice!

October 19th, 2019

My office is proud to stand alongside Uber and Lyft drivers and the Seattle Rideshare Drivers Association, who are demanding that at least half of the revenues generated from Mayor Durkan’s proposed 51-cent per ride tax be used to directly benefit drivers by creating a Driver Solidarity and Resource center, to be run by drivers […]

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Chateau tenants: We can fight back and win affordable housing – as long as we organize and take action.

October 1st, 2019

It’s been amazing working with the Chateau Apartment tenants and their community allies in the fight to stop their displacement from Seattle’s Central District. Working together, we’ve won some important, path-breaking victories against their developer-landlord. And, we continue to organize and fight for full justice for every Chateau tenant. In their own words: We are […]

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UW resident and fellow physicians are fighting for a good union contract – we must all unite with them

September 25th, 2019

I was honored to speak at a rally Sept. 25 of UW residents and fellow physicians who, as members of the UW Housestaff Association, are organizing for a good union contract. They are fighting for the same thing that workers are fighting for across our city – the right to be paid enough so they […]

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The city must expedite the discrimination complaint filed by Saba Ethiopian Cuisine against corporate developer

September 25th, 2019

I congratulate the owners of Saba Ethiopian Cuisine for filing civil rights charges against the corporate developer that evicted them in July. In standing up for their rights, Saba owners are standing up for the rights of all small businesses that are resisting gentrification and displacement. My press release from Sept. 25: Sawant to City: […]

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Central District Chateau Apartment Building Tenants Movement Wins Big Victory Against Corporate Developer Cadence!

September 20th, 2019

The Chateau Apartment tenants, whom my office has been working with over the last several months, have achieved a breakthrough victory in their fight against the corporate owner-developer and against displacement and economic eviction! Read about it and join the tenants at the celebration 5PM at City Hall on Monday, September 23rd, where we will […]

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Superintendent Student Advisory Board to Seattle School Board & Superintendent Juneau: “Enforcing unexcused absences for this strike is essentially punishing students for trying to make a change in the world, and we urge you to reconsider, and decide to excuse these absences.”

September 19th, 2019

Rainier Beach High 11th grader Angelina Riley reads a letter to the Seattle School Board and Superintendent Denise Juneau, signed by representatives from 16 of 17 Seattle high schools to Superintendent Student Advisory Board members, urging them to “excuse absences of all students participating in the climate strike this Friday.” The letter was authored by […]

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Seattle School Board & Superintendent Juneau: Stand with Students Fighting for Climate Justice by Excusing Absences for 9/20 #ClimateStrike

September 18th, 2019

Superintendent Juneau and School Board members: I received Superintendent Juneau’s letter in response to the unanimously-passed Seattle City Council resolution, and to my letter addressed to you. In both the Council resolution and in my letter, the School District is urged to stand with students courageously walking out Friday this week, September 20th, as part […]

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Seattle School Board: “You have the power to help hundreds, maybe thousands, of Seattle school children. Will you use that power for the better or for the worse?”

September 18th, 2019

Zoe Schurman – Washington Middle School Student, Global Climate Strike Activist Below is a speech Zoe 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 […]

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