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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My response to Cornell & Associates comments to media & rights of their tenants

April 28th, 2020

Yesterday, in response to Ben Lomond Tenants’ Collective’s serious proposal for how to protect neighbors financially impacted by Covid19, the Co-President of Cornell & Associates, Bart Flora, said to the Seattle Times, “I don’t see why they think we’re different than anyone else. We don’t have some magic pot of money.”  What  a shockingly insulting […]

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My letter to Cornell & Associates Property Management supporting tenants organizing during COVID 19

April 25th, 2020

Over the last month, tenants at the Ben Lomond Apartments on Capitol Hill have been organizing to ask their landlord, Cornell and Associates, to suspend or reduce rent for tenants in their building who have lost their job or more than 50% of their work hours due to the #Coronavirus crisis. Cornell and Associates manages […]

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Seattle Needs a Working People’s Green New Deal! Apply here for the Green New Deal Oversight Board

April 13th, 2020

Overview In the last two years, young people and other climate activists have built a movement around the world to end climate change. Across the country, community organizers are demanding a Green New Deal to begin to seriously address the climate crisis. Green New Deal programs would replace the fossil fuel burning infrastructure with clean […]

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