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    Council President Pro Tem González’s Statement on Council Vacancy, Mayoral Selection Process

    Councilmember and President Pro Tem M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide) issued the following statement after the announcement of Mayor Bruce A. Harrell, who stated earlier today that he is declining the role of Mayor of Seattle: “Following the resignation of our City’s Mayor this week, then-Council President Bruce A. Harrell received the Oath of […]

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    Council President Harrell’s Statement on Mayor’s Resignation

    Council President Bruce Harrell (District 2, South Seattle), issued the following statement after Ed Murray’s announcement that he will resign as Mayor effective Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5 p.m.: “First and foremost, my heart goes out to survivors and their families who have been affected by sexual abuse and the re-traumatization these allegations have caused. […]

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    Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s Response to Mayor Murray’s Resignation

    I join the working people and community members of Seattle who are understandably relieved at Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation. I had made clear in my July 31 Editorial that while no one should be tried in the court of public opinion, Murray had failed as an elected leader by repeatedly attacking the character of his […]

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    Councilmember Kshama Sawant responds to Amazon’s announcement it will build 2nd headquarters

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement after Amazon announced its intention to develop a second headquarters location outside Seattle: “Amazon’s quest for a second massive corporate base is reminiscent of Boeing’s ongoing efforts to ship jobs out of the Seattle area and hold us hostage. For decades, Boeing executives and […]

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    Councilmember Sawant Regarding Attack on DACA

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s attack Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): “Donald Trump’s egregious attack on the lives of over 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients is part of his promised all-out right-wing assault on immigrants. As an immigrant myself, as […]

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    Councilmember González’s Statement on DACA Preservation

    Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ (DACA) rescission: “Today’s announcement by President Trump’s administration demonstrates his premeditated effort to rescind protections and continue attacks […]

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    Councilmember González Joins 1,860 Leaders Declaring “We Are With Dreamers”

    Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzalez (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities & New Americans Committee, announced on Wednesday that she joined more than 1,860 leaders in signing onto a new “We Are With Dreamers” statement calling on President Trump to preserve the successful […]

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    Councilmember Gonzalez’s Statement on Legal Defense Fund Awards

    Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 Vy Nguyen, Councilmember González Legislative Aide, 206-290-3455 SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee, issued the following statement after City of Seattle and King County awarded funds from the Legal Defense Fund to the […]

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    Councilmember Lisa Herbold: Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

    Contact: Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 SEATTLE – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee, issued an open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos following this morning’s meeting of Whole Foods’ shareholders and subsequent vote to approve deal with Amazon.com asking that he convene a […]

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    Council Approves Fair Chance Housing Legislation: Councilmember Herbold’s Remarks as Delivered

    Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) shared the following remarks as delivered today during deliberation by the Full Council of the Fair Chance Housing ordinance, which passed 8-0.  The legislation, co-sponsored by Council President Bruce Harrell, prohibits landlords from screening applicants based on past arrests or criminal convictions: “I first want […]

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