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Eviction Moratorium Letter to Durkan from 47 Organizations on March 4, 2021

May 27th, 2021

March 4, 2021 Dear Mayor Durkan, We are writing to urge you to extend Seattle’s eviction moratorium for residents, small businesses, andnonprofits beyond its current expiration date of March 31, 2021. We ask that it be extended through theend of this year, and that you announce this extension as soon as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Corporate landlords and their political representatives on the City Council want to water down or defeat our movement’s legislation to ban school-year evictions. We cannot let them!

May 25th, 2021

In yet another shameful capitulation to corporate landlords, Democrat Alex Pedersen is working to insert anti-renter loopholes into the legislation from my office banning school-year evictions of schoolchildren, their families. Just this morning, he introduced four amendments that he will be bringing up in the Renters Rights Committee meeting, which I chair, this afternoon.  Amendment […]

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Statement demanding Biden & Congress Condemn Israeli State’s Brutal Attacks in Gaza, Cut off All Military Aid, Weapons Sales

May 17th, 2021

Below is a statement from my office demanding Biden & Congress condemn the Israeli state’s brutal attacks in Gaza and cut off all military aid and weapons sales. I have asked all City Councilmembers to sign on in support and am also soliciting endorsements from unions, organizations and community groups in solidarity with the Palestinian […]

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I stand in solidarity with Palestine, and demand that President Biden condemn the brutal attacks on Gaza, and the Israeli ruling class’s system of apartheid

May 16th, 2021

Speech at protest in solidarity with Palestinians – May 16, 2021 Gaza and Jerusalem are on Fire, again. At least 192 Palestinians have already been killed in these brutal, racist attacks, including at least 58 children. Hundreds more have been injured and/or lost their homes.  This comes on top of the ongoing Palestinian struggle to […]

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My Remarks at the May 5th Press Conference for Rent Control without Loopholes & Strong Tenant Protections

May 7th, 2021

Good morning.  The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that housing is a human right. But we certainly don’t need a piece of paper to tell us that – billions of working people in the world know that we need a society where all human beings have all their needs met, and can […]

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Petition – Seattle Demands Strong Tenant Protections, Including Rent Control Without Loopholes!

May 7th, 2021

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Rent Control Frequently Asked Questions

May 7th, 2021

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Sawant-2021-Rent-Control-FAQ-2.pdf

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Helping Renters Facing Economic Eviction – Relocation Assistance Expansion Infographic

May 7th, 2021

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/eeao-infographic-4-2.pdf

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Renters’ Rights Rally! Thu. May 27 @ 6pm – Fight for Rent Control and to Cancel Covid Debt & Other Renter Protections

May 6th, 2021

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/05.27.2021-Renters-Rights-Rally-leaflet-v4.pdf

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Renters’ Rights Demands from Our Movement

May 6th, 2021

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Renters-Rights-Demands-leaflet-backside.pdf

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