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Movement Should Decide Next Steps Democratically and Build Fight to Win Defunding of Police by at Least 50 Percent

June 22nd, 2020

June 22, 2020 Councilmember Sawant: “The Movement Should Decide Next Steps Democratically and Build Fight to Win Defunding of Police by at Least 50 Percent“ “This is the movement’s decision and NOT Mayor Durkan’s or the establishment’s, and our movement will politically defend itself from any attempted sweep by the police. However, as socialists, we […]

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Statement on the Shooting at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest

June 20th, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020 Our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of the black protester who was tragically killed this morning by gunfire at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP). Socialist Alternative and I stand in solidarity with the family and friends of the victim, and with the injured protester now in the […]

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Sawant, African-American Faith Leaders Unveil Community Demand for 1,000 New Affordable Homes, Funded by $500M/Year Amazon Tax, for Residents Displaced Due to Racist Gentrification

June 19th, 2020

‘Members of the political establishment who say Black Lives Matter need to put action behind their tweets and sloganeering, and join with me in supporting the African-American faith leaders’ demands, without reservation – adopt the Tax Amazon legislation so we can build these homes and reverse racist gentrification.’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair […]

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Sawant Hails Historic Ban on Seattle Police Use of Chemical Weapons, Chokeholds

June 15th, 2020

NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday June 15, 2020 Contact:Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-423-3220 ‘Our mass protest movement, led by young people of color, deserves all the credit for winning Seattle’s historic ban on chemical weapons, chokeholds’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters […]

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Following Yet Another Night of Police Violence, Councilmember Sawant Introduces Legislation Banning All Police Use of Chemical Weapons and Other “Crowd Control Weapons,” as Well as Chokeholds

June 8th, 2020

NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday June 8, 2020 Contact:Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 “Seattle Police maced and gassed hundreds of us on Capitol Hill last night. As an elected representative of those fighting against racism and police brutality, I find it completely unacceptable that this militarized police force is viciously targeting a […]

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Must Resign

June 6th, 2020

“Jenny Durkan has failed the working people of Seattle since day one of her administration. She has now abused her power, and harmed thousands of ordinary people on the streets – all in defense of big business and the status quo of racism and inequality.”  SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair […]

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Tell City Council: Join Councilmember Sawant in banning chemical weapons and chokeholds!

June 6th, 2020

June 6, 2020 Email City Council Right Now!  Offer Live Public Testimony Monday at 2PM – Sign Up at Noon on Monday!  Dear friends, Seattle police have used stunning and indiscriminate violence against ordinary people and protest movements in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police. This violence and brutality […]

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Statement by Councilmember Kshama Sawant Against Durkan Curfew Decision May 30, 2020

May 30th, 2020

5/30/2020 – 6:00 pm Seattle doesn’t need a curfew, pepper spray, and tear gas. We need an end to racist police violence. We need economic and housing security, including immediate COVID relief, housing, and jobs through the Amazon Tax. We need an end to the inhumane homeless sweeps. We need the cancelation of rents, mortgages, […]

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My speech at the George Floyd Solidarity Protest Westlake May 30, 2020

May 30th, 2020

George Floyd said I can’t breathe, again and again, while his last breath of life was snatched away by the Minneapolis Police Department. This is murder. It is murder at the hands of the police and the racist state, and it is commonplace in capitalist America, where we have just seen the racist killings of […]

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Undaunted by political establishment roadblock, Sawant announces Tax Amazon Committee Discussion

May 15th, 2020

Sawant’s committee will meet next Thursday; ‘the central question is who pays for the COVID crisis – big business, or working people?’  SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, issued the following statement today following a morning press conference, detailing steps she is taking […]

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