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Councilmember Mosqueda Creates JumpStart Community Self-Determination Fund to Fight Displacement & Discrimination

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) celebrated the 7-0 vote to pass her bill creating the JumpStart Housing Community Self-Determination Fund It is funded by revenue from the JumpStart progressive payroll tax to support organizations building housing to address displacement, redress the longstanding harms of discriminatory lending practices, and advance equitable development. This fund will help create greater housing […]

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Devastating Roe v. Wade Decision; West Seattle Bridge Update; Seattle Police Department 911 Call Handling Update; Fireworks; Council Begins Considering Park District Funding; Free Activities in South Park Summer of Safety

Devastating Roe v. Wade Decision This morning’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is devastating to many millions of women and pregnant people who will be unable to access basic healthcare and be forced into decisions that endanger their safety and lives.  Nearly 1 in 4 people who can become pregnant will have an […]

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Herbold Pledges to Keep Fighting for Greater Abortion Access in Seattle 

Seattle – Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle & South Park) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe and Casey, limiting access to healthcare for millions of people:  “This morning’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is devastating to many millions of women and pregnant people who will be unable to […]

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Councilmember Pedersen Denounces Rollback of Reproductive Rights as Roe is Overturned

SEATTLE – Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the long-standing Roe v. Wade case, hijacking healthcare rights from millions of women: “The U.S. Supreme Court recklessly and callously tossing aside the 50-year precedent of the Roe v. Wade case is a shameful, reactionary attack on women’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. I stand with colleagues, neighbors, and the vast majority of people across our nation appalled by this backward hijacking of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Abortion Rights Sanctuary City Legislation

June 24, 2022 Councilmember Sawant & Community Supporters Will Introduce Abortion Rights Sanctuary City Legislation, Urge WA State Legislature to Also Act “We must make Seattle a sanctuary for pregnant people and their doctors and other care providers facing persecution for getting and performing abortions. Let anyone threatened by draconian anti-abortion laws come to Seattle […]

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Councilmember Morales Pledges to Fight Back for Reproductive Freedom. “I Am One of Them.” 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & Chinatown / International District) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade decision, restricting healthcare access for millions of women across America:  “Today, the right-wing Supreme Court disregarded a half-century of precedence and achieved their perverse agenda – to violate basic human and constitutional rights, to take away a person’s right to choose, to force people to give birth against […]

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Mosqueda Decries Supreme Court Decision Ending Roe v Wade, Reaffirms Seattle’s Commitment to Reproductive Justice

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe and Casey decisions, limiting healthcare access for millions of women:  “Cities like Seattle will continue to be a safe haven for individuals looking for access to comprehensive healthcare which includes abortions, and value reproductive freedom. We need to show our support not […]

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Mosqueda Celebrates JumpStart Court Victory 

SEATTLE – Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) issued the following statement after today’s legal victory for JumpStart Seattle, the progressive payroll tax she championed, when it was upheld as valid by the Washington State Court of Appeals:  “Thanks to the City’s legal team and the broad coalition of businesses, labor unions, community-based organizations, affordable housing advocates, environmental […]

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Councilmembers Morales, Pedersen agree latest ‘Vision Zero’ report on traffic-related fatalities reinforces need for more transportation safety investments in South Seattle

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle and Chair of the Transportation Committee) reacted to the troubling update on traffic fatalities and serious injuries from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) “Vision Zero” report presented today. Vision Zero is Seattle’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries […]

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City of Seattle celebrates Juneteenth as official city holiday for first time

Seattle, WA – For the first time in its history, this year, the City of Seattle is celebrating Juneteenth as an official city holiday.   This is a result of legislation sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & C-ID) in December of last year. While the holiday has been celebrated with events […]

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