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    Councilmember Sawant Invites Public to Third Annual People’s Budget Town Hall this Evening: Let’s Build 1,000 Affordable Homes

    Highlighting the need for an alternative to business-as-usual budgets, Councilmember Kshama Sawant will host the third annual People’s Budget Town Hall this evening. Activists will call for the $160 million previously allocated for the North Precinct project to be used to build 1,000 affordable homes for low-income Seattleites instead. Speakers will present specific recommendations both […]

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    Councilmember Sawant’s Response to Mayor’s Budget Proposal

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement in response to Mayor Murray’s proposed 2017-18 operating budget: “The Mayor, in his budget speech, said that he wants 2017 to be the year of ‘good governance.’ It is outrageous that his announcement comes in a meeting where the City Council, apparently under direction […]

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    Sawant, Block the Bunker Activists to Celebrate Victory on North Precinct, Call to Use Funds for Housing

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), the “Block the Bunker” coalition, the NAACP, affordable housing advocates, socialists, and other activists today will join to celebrate victory over the Mayor’s announced scrapping of the North Precinct police facility plan.  Hundreds of social justice advocates came together to fight the $149 million police bunker and forced […]

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    Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Movement’s Historic Victory, Blocking the Bunker

    Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the North Precinct Police Station project has been blocked: “Today in Seattle, anti-racist and social justice activists scored one of the most important victories nationally since the Black Lives Matter movement began in 2014. We have stopped Seattle’s […]

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    Mayor Murray, Councilmembers Announce Update to North Precinct Plan

    Today, Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Debora Juarez and Lorena González announced that the City will review the proposed new North Precinct facility, citing concerns around equity, cost and community needs. The City will follow a recently-passed Council resolution and conduct a Racial Equity Toolkit review of the proposed precinct, and review key […]

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    Councilmembers Unveil Legislation: New Rules for Encampment Clear Outs

    Councilmembers Rob Johnson, Lisa Herbold, Mike O’Brien and Kshama Sawant unveiled legislation today that would revamp the City’s current practice of encampment sweeps, allowing for clear outs after the City fulfils certain conditions. The legislation was developed with the goal of protecting public safety and connecting the unhoused with permanent housing options. Councilmembers intend for […]

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    Comprehensive Tenants’ Rights Legislation Passes Council Committee

    “Today’s vote is a significant step towards increasing fair access to rental housing,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold. According to the Seattle’s Renting Crisis Report from the Washington Community Action Network, “48% of individuals who pay for rent with Social Security Disability Insurance or Social Security retirement income said that discrimination prevents them from having successful […]

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    Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant Joins REI Workers’ Call for Access to Full-Time Hours, Stronger Wages & a Union

    On July 11, 2016, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant co-hosted a town hall with REI workers to publicly discuss the workers’ demand for better workplace conditions and the right to unionize without retaliation or intimidation. REI was founded in Seattle in 1938. Workers in Seattle, Portland, and around the country have been mobilizing for fair […]

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    Council Unanimously Adopts Tenant Protection Legislation, Prohibits Rent Increases on Substandard Properties

    SEATTLE – Council unanimously adopted the “Carl Haglund Law” today, which prohibits rent increases on properties with unsafe housing code violations. The legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, comes as a result of months of organizing from tenant activists and housing justice leaders. “Landlords keeping their properties in unlivable conditions while simultaneously raising rents is […]

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    Councilmembers to Participate in ‘Workers Voice Summit’ Thursday

    Seattle – Councilmembers will participate in a “Workers Voice Summit” this Thursday to hear experiences and policy ideas from workers from a cross section of low-wage jobs in the region. The event, organized by a coalition of organizations representing workers, was developed to provide employees themselves the opportunity to address public officials regarding challenges relating […]

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