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    #SeaHomeless

    Today, media outlets across our region are focusing on homelessness (explore #SeaHomeless). I wanted to highlight the significance of that coordination and add a bit about what our office is doing to help make homelessness rare, brief, and one time. Recently, I attended a walking tour in the Central District; what began as a discussion […]

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    San Francisco Trip Part III: Pit Stops

    I must have said this a thousand times: Seattle needs more public restrooms. We have them in some of our parks.  Why not Downtown? Yes, I am well aware that we have “tried this before”.  We should try it again and look south to San Francisco for a successful model. The City of San Francisco […]

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    We Must Do More to Respond To the Rise in Hate Crime

    On June 1st our City proclaimed June LGBTQ Pride Month. The Council and Mayor recognized that the fight for equality is not over and we must continue to lead the nation in establishing policies to prevent discrimination. We raised the LGBTQ flag and promised to continue to speak out against injustice and stand with those […]

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    A Find It Fix It Win!

    On May 31st I joined Mayor Murray and numerous members of the city staff and community members for a community Find It Fix It walk around Aurora-Licton Spring Urban Village. During that walk I met a community member named Nathan. He expressed concern about illegal activity in neighborhood parks. I encouraged him to put his […]

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    Fighting for Families / Luchando para Familias

    En Español In English We are a nation of immigrants. Our greatest national monument, the Statue of Liberty, is etched with the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Today, those words are weighing heavily on my mind and heart. This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued a […]

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    Councilmember González’ Statement on US Supreme Court Immigration Deadlock

    Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez issued the following statement today regarding the United States Supreme Court immigration ruling against President Obama’s executive order: “We are a nation of immigrants. Our greatest national monument, the Statue of Liberty, is etched with the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Today, those […]

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    The Importance of Naming

    Sometimes it is important to identify things, to name them, to call them out. Naming allows us to remember. It gives us a reference point, focuses our attention. The Orlando attack very early in the morning on June 12 on…

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    Councilmember Juarez Visits Idris Mosque in Northgate, Denounces Recent Hate Speech

    In response to severe threats posted online earlier in the week, Councilmember Debora Juarez met with Idris Mosque board member Hisham Farajallah Thursday and issued a message in support of Seattle’s Muslim community. “The Idris Mosque has been an important Northgate institution for over 35 years. Threats and hate speech against upstanding members of our […]

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    Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day — even a little about Dux4

    This day, June 20, 2016 we are recognizing  worldwide Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) Awareness day.  Why, you might ask? Muscular Dystrophy causes the progressive deterioration of the muscles in the arms, back, legs and face, often robbing its victims of their health and independence. Most people who are affected by FSHD are unable to lift their arms […]

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    Council Proclaims June 24th 2016 Trans Pride Day

    On June 20, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a proclamation declaring June 24, 2016, Trans Pride Day. Trans Pride is a bold political act of defiance in a society that still largely refuses to allow people to define themselves as they are. The fight for trans rights is critical to the broader struggles of […]

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