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Sawant, Anti-War Activists Win Historic Resolution Calling for Cease-Fire in Gaza

November 21st, 2023

November 21, 2023 “Our movement will claim this historic victory today and fight on. What we won today is a reflection of the balance of forces right now, and it shows we need an even stronger movement in order to address the root causes of the conflict—the Israeli occupation and the US military aid that […]

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A RESOLUTION condemning the Israeli military assault on the people of Gaza, urging an immediate ceasefire, affirming opposition to islamophobia and antisemitism, and urging Congress to end all military funding to Israel.

November 6th, 2023

WHEREAS, the Palestinian people of Gaza are now facing an unimaginable human catastrophe as the Israeli military, the fourth-largest in the world, invades and imposes a brutal blockade on Gaza; and WHEREAS, as of November 13, 2023, the Israeli military has killed more than 11,100 Gazans, or one out of every 200 residents of Gaza, […]

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Statement Against Israeli State’s War on Gaza

October 20th, 2023

Friday, October 20, 2023 END THE WAR ON GAZA END U.S. MILITARY FUNDING FOR ISRAEL’S WAR MACHINE SOLIDARITY AGAINST WAR AND TERROR END THE OCCUPATION AND BLOCKADE BUILD A POWERFUL, INTERNATIONAL, ANTI-WAR, ANTI-IMPERIALIST MOVEMENT The Palestinian people of Gaza are now facing an unimaginable human catastrophe as the Israeli military imposes a brutal blockade on […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Kshama Sawant Condemns Veto of Caste Discrimination Ban by Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom

October 9th, 2023

October 9, 2023 “It’s clear that Newsom, Biden, and the Democratic Party as a whole care far more for the strategic relations of the American ruling class with the reactionary Modi regime than they do for oppressed-caste and other marginalized people… Working people and those fighting against caste discrimination and other forms of oppression need […]

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My Statement in Support of City of Seattle Workers Fighting for Strong Contracts

September 20th, 2023

September 19, 2023 Greetings, union sisters, brothers, and siblings: As a Seattle City Councilmember, a rank-and-file union member, a proud member of Socialist Alternative and an activist with Workers Strike Back, I am in solidarity with all of the members of the City Coalition of Unions in your fight for good contracts. It is appalling […]

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Read My Speech Against Restarting the “War on Drugs” in Our City

September 20th, 2023

September 19, 2023 Thanks to everyone who demanded that the City Council vote against this legislation.  I will be voting ‘no’ on this bill, which is attempt number two by the city’s Democratic Mayor and City Councilmembers to do the bidding of the Chamber of Commerce, and empower Republican City Attorney Ann Davison to decide […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Sawant Calls for Independently-Elected Community Oversight Over Seattle Police & Firing of Daniel Auderer & Mike Solan After Horrific Comments About Death of Jaahnavi Kandula

September 15th, 2023

September 15, 2023 “Auderer’s actions are far from an exception in police departments nationwide—under both Democrats & Republicans—which use excessive force with impunity, especially against the poor, those facing mental health challenges, women, and marginalized communities.” “Despite the Seattle Police Department using deadly force more often than the combined law enforcement agencies of many countries, […]

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My Letter to KC Tenants Requesting Letter of Support for Seattle Rent Control Fight

July 28th, 2023

Sent July 28, 2023 Dear Tara and everyone at KC Tenants, My name is Kshama Sawant. I believe we had been in touch some years ago in the context of renters’ rights issues. Congratulations on all the work KC Tenants has been doing!  As you might know, for the past nearly ten years I have […]

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PCC Workers United Resolution: Rank-and-File PCC Workers Support Rent Control

July 25th, 2023

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Seattle Renters: Is your landlord taking part in an alleged “price-fixing” scheme to drive up rents? Get in touch with my office!

July 14th, 2023

RealPage is a company whose software is being used by for-profit landlords to drive up rents sky-high. As alleged in multiple lawsuits, corporations use this software to fix rent prices high, acting as a “cartel,” as the lawsuits allege. The largest Seattle property managers and landlords use RealPage’s software: Greystar, Equity Residential, Essex Property Trust, […]

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