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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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    Sawant to Republicans and the Billionaire Class: ‘Our Tax the Rich Movement is Ready to Fight in the Courts’

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement after the tax the rich vote in City Hall and in response to the Washington State Republican Party’s press conference announcing their opposition to the tax: “Today, Seattle’s movement to tax the rich just won a powerful victory in City Hall! Congratulations to all […]

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    Council Approves City Income Tax on High Earners

    Council unanimously approved legislation today creating a city income tax on high-income households to move Seattle toward a fairer, more progressive tax system. The legislation (Council Bill 119002) is intended to reduce regressive taxes such as property taxes, and finance priorities like addressing the homelessness crisis and offsetting federal budget cuts.  The legislation will place […]

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    Councilmember Sawant Introduces Bill Requiring Voter Registration Cards Be Provided to All New Tenants

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) introduced a bill to require that landlords include a voter registration form and voter registration information among the required documents provided to all new tenants in Seattle.   Seattle’s voters need to update their registration every time they move to participate in Washington’s vote-by-mail system. Renters move more […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement Following Shooting of Deep Rai, Sikh Kent Resident

    SEATTLE – All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after India-born Kent resident, Deep Rai, was attacked in his driveway in Kent on Friday, allegedly being told “go back to your own country” before being shot: “Seattle is home to thousands of South Asian community members.  We began last week by condemning anti-Semitic […]

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    Councilmember Sawant’s Statement on Recent Violence Against South Asian Community

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) participated in a weekend vigil to mourn and condemn recent hate-based violent attacks against members of the South Asian community.  Councilmember Sawant issued the following statement in response to the recent fatal shooting of an India-born Kansas resident and last Friday’s incident of India-born Deep Rai, who was […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement of Support Following Threat to Jewish Community Center

    All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after yesterday’s bomb threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island: “We are horrified by yesterday’s bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. As leaders of Seattle and neighbors to Mercer […]

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    Councilmember Sawant to Deliver Socialist Response to Tonight’s Trump Speech

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant will deliver a Socialist response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of congress this evening in Seattle City Hall.  Seattleites are encouraged to attend and join with Socialist Alternative, Socialist Students and fellow activists to hear a socialist response to Trump’s right wing agenda and, afterwards, to discuss opportunities build […]

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