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My Letter to Governor Inslee Calling for a Suspension of Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Payments through 2020 During Coronavirus Pandemic

March 26th, 2020

Below is a letter I sent to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee calling for a suspension of Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Payments through 2020 in response to the devastating impact facing workers and renters from the Covid-19 crisis. Please read the letter and sign the petition! Dear Governor Inslee, As vulnerable renters in Seattle and […]

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Pitting Struggling Small Business and Working People’s Needs During the COVID19 Crisis: Business as Usual for Seattle’s Political Establishment

March 25th, 2020

This week, I voted against a City Council bill that takes money away from low-income affordable housing and puts those funds towards small business pandemic relief. As I said in my remarks during the meeting, working people, struggling small businesses – the majority marginalized in a system that prioritizes extreme wealth for a few – […]

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My letter to Mayor Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine demanding that all have access to free testing and treatment during the Coronavirus outbreak

March 6th, 2020

Monday March 2, 2020 Dear Mayor Durkan and Executive Constantine, I am writing to urge you to take a serious and proactive approach to the emerging coronavirus outbreak in our city and county, and to do everything possible to make healthcare available to anyone who might suffer from the illness. Unlike every other wealthy country, […]

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Huge step forward for our Tax Amazon movement – draft legislation unveiled with Councilmember Morales!

March 5th, 2020

On Wednesday, our movement took a big step forward when my Council office unveiled our draft legislation to Tax Amazon and big businesses in order to fund social housing, services, and the Green New Deal. I was especially proud that we brought the legislation forward alongside Councilmember Tammy Morales, who has agreed to co-sponsor it! […]

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Democrats Must Correct the 2013 Betrayal of Boeing Workers: End Corporate Tax Handout

February 27th, 2020

 “Democrats in Olympia have a historic opportunity to stand with Boeing workers, their unions, and with the state’s ordinary people.” Seattle, WA — Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement in response to The Boeing Company’s request for the Washington State Legislature to temporarily suspend the $8.7 billion in tax breaks […]

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My Letter to Democratic Washington State Legislators asking them to Stand Against Preemption or a Ban on Big Business Taxes

February 26th, 2020

On February, 26, I sent this letter to the following Democratic Representatives and Senators in the Washington State Legislature calling on them to join Sen. Joe Nguyen and Rep Frank Chopp in publicly opposing preemption, or a ban on cities passing big business taxes to raise revenue: Senators Dave Frockt, Jamie Pedersen, Karen Keiser, and […]

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Solidarity With UCSC Grad Students!

February 20th, 2020

February 20, 2020 Dear University of California Santa Cruz Wildcat Strikers of UAW 2865, As a socialist elected representative of Seattle’s working people and a rank and file member of AFT 1789, the union representing Seattle community college educators, I send you my full solidarity in your courageous struggle. My organization, Socialist Alternative, also stands […]

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Reply to Mayor Durkan’s Letter re: Winter Evictions

February 6th, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020 To:          Mayor Jenny Durkan CC:        Nathan Torgelson, Director, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections; Emily Alvarado, Director, Office of Housing; Jason Johnson, Acting Director, Human Services Department; Andrew Lofton, Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority Dear Mayor Durkan, I am writing in response to your February 4 memo, “Re: Protecting Renters from […]

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My comments before the passing of our resolution condemning the Modi regime’s CAA/NRC on February 3rd, 2020

February 4th, 2020

By approving this resolution, the Seattle City Council will show that the city’s legislative body will stand with the widespread protest movement, courageously facing brutal police repression throughout the country against the National Register of Citizens (the NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (the CAA), which in tandem with each other, threaten to strip away […]

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The Anti-Trump, Immigrant Rights Movement Must Stand in Solidarity with the Cantwell Six

January 30th, 2020

My Council office and I, along with Socialist Alternative, stand in full solidarity with the Cantwell Six. My public statement is below: Trump’s border concentration camps, the widespread abuse by US authorities of immigrant and refugees who are fleeing oppression in their home countries, and his policy of family separation are horrific and shameful. The […]

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