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Solidarity with union carpenters in their fight for a good contract!

September 4th, 2021

Pacific Northwest union carpenters are fighting millionaire bosses for a good contract. Through aggressive rank-and-file organizing they have rejected a series of substandard, insulting offers from construction contractors. I stand in solidarity with the union carpenters, and with all workers organizing and fighting for their rights. My Labor Day statement to the union carpenters: Sept. […]

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My Reply to August Richardson of Hilton Hotels Regarding Levy Family Situation | August 6, 2021

August 6th, 2021

Mr. August Richardson, General Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton, Thank you for your quick response to my letter. After I sent my letter to you, nearly 300 working people also wrote to you in solidarity with David and Lakesha Levy, urging the Hilton to cancel the Levy family’s Covid rental debt. I really appreciate […]

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My Letter to Homewood Suites Management Regarding Levy Family Situation | August 6, 2021

August 6th, 2021

Friday August 6, 2021 Mr. August Richardson, General Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton and Ms. Gillian Potts, Finance Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton: I am writing out of concern for David and Lakesha Levy, Seattle residents who contacted my City Council office about their dire housing situation. I urge your hotel to cancel […]

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‘We have to fight for pay raises AND rent control’

August 4th, 2021

My Aug. 4 picket line statement in solidarity with the 4,000 SEIU 1199NW members at UW Medicine who are fighting for a good contract. As a rank and file union member, a socialist, and an elected city council representative of working people in District 3, I stand in complete solidarity with all of the caregivers […]

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Rent Control Draft Legislation

July 8th, 2021

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Join us Sept. 18 for the Rent Control Now! Rally to demand strong rent control without corporate loopholes!

June 29th, 2021

Join us September 18th at 4:00PM at Cal Anderson Park to keep fighting to put working-class renters, who make up the majority in Seattle, before corporate landlord profits. It’s time to fight to win a universal rent control policy without corporate loopholes, and to cancel all rental, mortgage, and utility debt for ordinary people who […]

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Fight for a Renters’ Bill of Rights!

June 28th, 2021

Check out the many victories renters have won in Seattle alongside our socialist Council office through a fighting, movement-building approach, as well as our upcoming legislation in the fight for a full Renters’ Bill of Rights! Join the fight for rent control by signing the petition here: https://tinyurl.com/RentControlForSeattle.

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Seattle heat wave: Billionaires have brought the Earth’s climate to the brink of collapse; To win a livable world for humanity and nature, working people need to build militant, mass movements to fight back!

June 25th, 2021

The dangerously hot temperatures for the coming days in Seattle once again raise the specter of a summer of risks to human health, worsening of the ongoing droughts statewide, and devastating wildfires. The cruelty of the political status quo under capitalism becomes extremely clear in the face of climate crises — there are estimated to […]

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Dangerous Seattle heat wave through Monday night; Please Seek Public Resources to Stay Safe; Despite being a wealthy city, tens of thousands are at risk with basic needs unmet. We need socialism to avert climate catastrophe!

June 25th, 2021

The National Weather Service is predicting “dangerously hot conditions” for Seattle and much of the Pacific Northwest this weekend, with highs on Sunday and Monday that will likely peak above 100 degrees. Some forecasters are predicting a 106 degree high in Seattle on Monday, which would shatter previous records for the city. It is likely […]

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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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