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I support SEIU 1199NW caregivers on strike this week at Swedish

January 28th, 2020

We must support the 8,000 healthcare workers on strike to put patients before profits. Their struggle is tied to the bigger fight in our country to kick the profiteers out of healthcare. My full solidarity statement is here, and below: Jan. 28, 2020 Dear union sisters, brothers, and siblings in SEIU 1199 Northwest: My Council […]

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John Burbank, Economic Opportunity Institute: Who is the taker in our town? Amazon!

January 17th, 2020

Speech by John Burbank, executive director, Economic Opportunity Institute, at Kshama Sawant’s inauguration and launch of 2020 Tax Amazon campaign, Jan. 13, 2020: Thank you friends! Let’s take a step back, back to 2012. That was when Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President, denounced 47% of Americans as takers from the government. Romney’s words were […]

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“We don’t pull our punches when we are fighting capitalism”. Speech delivered by Susan Fitzgerald, Socialist Party of Ireland member and organizer with UNITE the union, at January 13th 2020 Tax Amazon launch rally.

January 15th, 2020

Thanks for the opportunity to be here I want to salute you all on your victory – billionaire Bezos tried to buy Seattle – you said no. I can understand the sweetness of that coming after such a bitter fight – the bosses think they can’t lose – but they’re wrong because when we fight […]

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Video of Socialist Party of Ireland member and Unite Union organizer, Susan Fitzgerald at the January 13th Tax Amazon Launch Rally

January 15th, 2020

Below is a video link to the speech delivered on January 13, 2020 by Susan Fitzgerald. Susan is a long time member of Ireland’s Socialist Party and and organizer with Unite the largest union in Ireland and Britain. https://www.seattlechannel.org/mayor-and-council/city-council/city-council-all-videos-index?videoid=x110361&start=00:37:16&end=00:54:12

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Video of Kshama Sawant’s speech at the January 13th Tax Amazon launch rally.

January 15th, 2020

Below is a video link to the speech delivered by Seattle District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant at the Tax Amazon launch rally on January 13, 2020. https://www.seattlechannel.org/mayor-and-council/city-council/city-council-all-videos-index?videoid=x110361&start=01:25:46&end=01:50:54

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Video of National Working Families Party Director Maurice Mitchell’s speech at the January 13th Tax Amazon launch rally

January 15th, 2020

https://www.seattlechannel.org/mayor-and-council/city-council/city-council-all-videos-index?videoid=x110361&start=00:09:42&end=00:19:37 Below is a video link to the speech delivered on January 13th, 2020, by Maurice Mitchell, the National Director of the Working Families Party.

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National Working Families Party director: ‘We will only stop Amazon and companies like it from extorting and exploiting our communities by going big, bold, and national in our fight against corporate power’

January 15th, 2020

Speech delivered by Maurice Mitchell, national director of Working Families Party, at Jan. 13 inauguration of Kshama Sawant and launch of 2020 Tax Amazon movement (see the video here):  Good evening, Seattle! My name is Maurice Mitchell, and I’m the National Director of the Working Families Party. I want to start by thanking comrades Kshama […]

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‘Solidarity is a force stronger than gravity’ – Sara Nelson’s speech at Tax Amazon launch and Kshama Sawant inauguration Jan. 13

January 14th, 2020

Remarks as prepared for Sara Nelson, Tax Amazon Launch, 01/13/2020. (Sara was unable to travel to Seattle for the speech and had her remarks delivered by flight attendant union organizer Kaylah Williams.) My name is Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines and currently organizing alongside […]

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Moratorium on Wintertime evictions of Renters

November 26th, 2019

On November 26th, 2019 my office received a letter from the Seattle Renters Commission (found here), advocating for the rapid passage of a moratorium on wintertime evictions. Below is my response to that letter. Tuesday November 26, 2019 Dear members of the City of Seattle Renters’ Commission,  In the context of a 4-year homelessness state […]

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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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