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Stand with our young climate justice activists – don’t arrest them!

August 13th, 2019

Last Friday, Seattle police shamefully arrested a 13-year-old middle school student and climate justice activist during a peaceful demonstration outside Seattle City Hall. Today, I wrote to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, urging them to explain the police action, apologize, and commit to not press charges. My letter is […]

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The courageous Art Workers Union members deserve our full support as they bargain against a hostile management at the Frye Art Museum

August 5th, 2019

Since they first started organizing the Art Workers Union earlier this year, the security guards at the Frye Art Museum have endured sharp resistance from management. On Aug. 5, I told museum CEO Joseph Frye it’s time for him to negotiate a just union contract without further delay. My letter is here and below: Mr. […]

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Solidarity with Workers’ Occupation of Harland & Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, Northern Ireland Bring the Shipyard into Democratic Public Ownership!

August 5th, 2019

On behalf of working people in Seattle and the United States, we salute the workers courageously occupying the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and send you our full solidarity and support.  We support the members of Unite and GMB trade unions that started the occupation last week, to defend their jobs and […]

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Close the NW Detention Center – Solidarity with Immigrant Children & Families in Concentration Camps along US-Mexico Border

August 2nd, 2019

On August 1, I joined hundreds of protesters outside the ICE headquarters in Seattle, demanding an end to the detention and inhumane treatment of immigrant families and children along the US-Mexico border and calling on the Washington State Legislature to ban private immigration detention centers, including the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, which is the […]

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Letter to Community & King County Council in support of Just Cause Eviction

July 30th, 2019

Dear housing justice activists, Congratulations to King County renters Mergitu Argo, Mouhamed Tall, Modou Ndiaye, and Lenh Vong, who successfully fought off No-Cause Evictions from their landlord last month! We organized together – tenants, the Tenants Union of Washington State, the Seattle/King County NAACP, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, my City Council Office, Be:Seattle, Washington […]

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Art Workers Union members deserve the community’s full support and solidarity as they begin bargaining today with Frye Art Museum management

July 29th, 2019

Today (July 29), as the newly-formed Art Workers Union begins bargaining with Frye management for a first union contract, I issued this public statement: “As a member of the local teachers union, City Councilmember and elected representative of Seattle’s working people, and member of Socialist Alternative, I congratulate the Frye Art Museum security guards on […]

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My letter standing with Crosscut and KTCS workers in their efforts to form a union

July 10th, 2019

I sent the following letter on Tuesday July 9th, 2019 urging the CEO of Cascade Public media urging him to recognize the decision to form a union by the workers at Crosscut and KTCS. Dear Robert Dunlop, CEO Cascade Public Media: As a Seattle City Councilmember and an elected representative of the city’s working people, […]

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My letter to Cadence Real Estate, urging them to accept the demands of the tenants of the Chateau Apartments

July 3rd, 2019

To Cadence Real Estate, Chris Garvin, Barret Johnston, John Garvin:  I am writing to again urge you to transfer the building-based section 8 subsidies to  another building in the Central District, to allow your tenants to remain in their  communities when you demolish their homes.   My office has done outreach and found a not-for-profit affordable […]

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Our Letter with the Community Demanding End of No-Cause Evictions

June 28th, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019  Dear Steve and Beau Harer, Glenn and Debra Koehler, and Detente Management;  We are writing to urge you to immediately renew the leases of Mergitu Argo, Mouhamed Tall, Modou Ndiaye, and Lenh Vong. You recently served the four of them with 20-day notice to terminate their tenancy, with no cause or […]

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My letter to Seattle Public Schools urging them to fully fund Native programming in our Public Schools

June 27th, 2019

Dear Superintendent Juneau, Director Halfaker, Chief Academic Officer DeBacker, Executive Director Starosky, Director Bush, Senior Assistant General Counsel Boy, and School Board Members, I am writing to urge you to reestablish the partnership agreement and the MOA with the Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA) to secure Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (RES) building facility for […]

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