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My Speech at the Annual Community Juneteenth Celebration in Pratt Park on June 15th

Thank you to the organizers for inviting me to speak at this wonderful celebration of struggle. Frederick Douglass, a former slave, leading abolitionist and activist for women’s rights, spoke words that can act as a guide still today. Frederick Douglass proclaimed that “If there is no struggle, there can be no progress. Power concedes nothing […]


Councilmember Kshama Sawant statement on Frye Art Museum workers’ union election victory

On Tuesday Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement in response to the Art Workers Union members at the Frye Art Museum who won their union representation election, which was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. The vote was unanimous for the union, which includes 13 Frye security guards. “As […]


Solidarity from Seattle to New York’s Rent Control Movement! Best Wishes for a Historic Victory!

Thursday June 13, 2019 Dear New York rent control activists, As a fighter for rent control and housing justice and as an elected socialist in Seattle, I stand in solidarity with your movement. My City Council office fully supports your demand that your state legislature pass the bills that would establish universal rent control, strengthen […]


Councilmember Mosqueda’s Statement on Council’s Passage of Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), Chair of Council’s Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council passed three pieces of legislation in a 9 – 0 vote that allows for the rezone and development of Fort Lawton into affordable housing, open space and active recreation: “The […]


Now Live – Vacant Building Monitoring Program; West Seattle Junction Association: Commercial Block Watch, Rainbow Flag Adoption, and Restoring West Seattle Murals; Capital Projects Q1 2019 Update: Center City Streetcar

Now Live – Vacant Building Monitoring Program The Council passed legislation during budget last year to implement a fee-based enhanced vacant building monitoring program. The enhanced vacant building monitoring program went into effect on June 1.  I will continue to monitor its effectiveness and receive monthly reports from the department. As the program rolls out, […]


Magnolia Bridge Planning Study Results Released

Dear Neighbors, For over one year my office has been working to ensure the Magnolia Bridge Planning Study is coordinated with the many projects planned and envisioned in Interbay. Last year we organized the Interbay Regional Transportation Corridor workgroup including State, County, Sound Transit, Port elected officials and staff to seek a State funding package.  […]


Solidarity With The Working People of Sudan Fighting Against Brutal Oppression!

Thursday June 06, 2019 Dear sisters and brothers, Workers, socialists and activists around the world are watching your heroic struggle for democracy, human rights, and decent living standards. You are not alone! While Bashir has been forced from office by your determination, the same forces that supported him are seeking to cling to power. At […]


Juarez: ‘Obvious & Urgent Need’ To Close Gap on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Data Collection

Mayor, Chief herald UIHI Report findings as ‘stark’, ‘staggering’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle), Chair of the Council’s Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee, convened today’s briefing on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) report today, which pointed to the ‘obvious and urgent need’ to close […]


Councilmember Mosqueda Reacts to WA L&I Overtime Rules

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide), chair of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement applauding proposed Overtime Rules announced by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, proposing to extend overtime protections to those making up to 2.5 times the state minimum wage: “Thank you to the Washington […]


This Weekend – Celebrate Volunteer Park Pride, Enjoy Music, and HELP WIN RENT CONTROL!

Sign up to gather rent control petition signatures this Saturday, June 8 at the Volunteer Park Pride Festival (and celebrate Pride while enjoy the amazing line-up of bands!) The Seattle Needs Rent Control movement is gathering steam – our rent control petition now has well over 2,000 signatures. But we have a very long way […]

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