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    TONIGHT! Emergency Mass Rally to Defend Immigrants (5PM, Westlake)

    Emergency Mass Rally Against Trump’s Muslim & Immigrant Ban! TONIGHT! 5:00 PM at Westlake Plaza (400 Pine St) Release All Immigrant Detainees! No Ban! No Wall! No Deportations!   Sisters and Brothers, Yesterday was an historic day of national resistance to Trump’s hateful attacks on immigrants, Muslims, communities of color, the environment, and ordinary working […]

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    My Statement in Response to Trump’s Attack on Sanctuary Cities

    Today Trump signed an order to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, which refuse to check for immigration status or to arrest and detain undocumented immigrants due to their immigration status. As a workers’ representative, as a socialist, as an immigrant woman of color, I stand with all my sisters and brothers in saying we […]

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    WA State Should Urgently Repeal the Ban on Residential Rent Control!

    On January 17, 2017, I sent a letter to Washington State House Speaker Frank Chopp and the House Local Government Committee, calling on them to reject HB 1082, an unjust bill that would have prohibited multiplicities from enacting commercial rent control. Cities like Seattle, where small businesses and working families face skyrocketing rents, need to […]

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    My Socialist Response to Donald Trump’s Inaugural Speech

    Sisters and brothers, Donald Trump is now Predator in Chief, and head of one of the most dangerous and right wing administrations in US history. In his inauguration speech, a few minutes ago, Trump said that his government will follow the righteous path, that it will be a government for the people. That the forgotten […]

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    A Letter to State Lawmakers Supporting Rent Control

    On January 17, 2017, I sent the following letter to House Speaker Frank Chopp and the House Local Government Committee, calling on them to reject HB 1082, an unjust bill that would prohibit commercial rent control. They should instead use their time to finally repeal RCW 35.21.830, the State’s ban on rent control. January 17, 2017 Dear House Speaker […]

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    National Lawyers Guild Regional VP to Seattle Public Schools: Support Students’ Right to Protest

    On Friday, January 13, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) sent out an email in which they threatened disciplinary action in the form of unexcused absences against students who plan to participate in Inauguration Day walkouts. As I noted yesterday, the letter’s implication that SPS will coordinate with the Seattle Police is highly troubling. I want to thank Neil Fox, parent of […]

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    Seattle Public Schools Threatens Student Walkout — Stand With Students Against Trump!

    Earlier today, Seattle Public Schools’ Office of Public Affairs sent out the following email, in which they threaten disciplinary action in the form of unexcused absences against students who plan to participate in Inauguration Day walkouts. The letter’s implication that Seattle Public Schools will coordinate with the Seattle Police is highly troubling. I stand with the […]

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    Resist Trump! Inauguration Week Actions

    Mass protests during inauguration week are extremely important to send a clear message to Trump that he has no mandate for his bigoted and anti-worker agenda. Join Seattle’s Anti-Trump Resistance! Look below for details on local actions. For a listing of events throughout Washington State, check out this article from The Stand, and check back for more. Thursday, […]

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    2016 In Review — Let’s Build the Fightback in 2017!

    Dear fellow activists, We are at the end of an incredible year of upheavals. A right-wing anti-worker bigot has been elected President. Donald Trump’s cabinet is a who’s who of multi-billionaires with long records of hostility towards workers, the labor movement, women’s rights, and the planet. But this was also the year in which millions […]

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    My Comments on Wells Fargo Divestment #NoDAPL

    On December 12, I brought forward an ordinance to divest the City of Seattle from Wells Fargo, due to their investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline and a series of other unethical banking practices.  The ordinance also changes the City’s financial policies to make social justice concerns a factor when choosing where to deposit public funds. […]

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