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Sawant Hails Historic Ban on Seattle Police Use of Chemical Weapons, Chokeholds

NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday June 15, 2020 Contact:Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-423-3220 ‘Our mass protest movement, led by young people of color, deserves all the credit for winning Seattle’s historic ban on chemical weapons, chokeholds’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters […]

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Following Yet Another Night of Police Violence, Councilmember Sawant Introduces Legislation Banning All Police Use of Chemical Weapons and Other “Crowd Control Weapons,” as Well as Chokeholds

NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday June 8, 2020 Contact:Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061 “Seattle Police maced and gassed hundreds of us on Capitol Hill last night. As an elected representative of those fighting against racism and police brutality, I find it completely unacceptable that this militarized police force is viciously targeting a […]

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Must Resign

“Jenny Durkan has failed the working people of Seattle since day one of her administration. She has now abused her power, and harmed thousands of ordinary people on the streets – all in defense of big business and the status quo of racism and inequality.”  SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair […]

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Tell City Council: Join Councilmember Sawant in banning chemical weapons and chokeholds!

June 6, 2020 Email City Council Right Now!  Offer Live Public Testimony Monday at 2PM – Sign Up at Noon on Monday!  Dear friends, Seattle police have used stunning and indiscriminate violence against ordinary people and protest movements in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police. This violence and brutality […]

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Undaunted by political establishment roadblock, Sawant announces Tax Amazon Committee Discussion

Sawant’s committee will meet next Thursday; ‘the central question is who pays for the COVID crisis – big business, or working people?’  SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, issued the following statement today following a morning press conference, detailing steps she is taking […]

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The State Supreme Court’s Failure to Review 2017 ‘Tax the Rich’ Legislation Is Precisely Why We Need the Amazon Tax Plus a Tax on Rich Individuals

On April 3, the Washington State Supreme Court refused to review the 2017 ‘Tax the Rich’ legislation sponsored by my office and Councilmember Lisa Herbold. As a result, the lower court ruling stands. This ruling gives Seattle the authority to implement taxes on income, but only if it follows all Washington State restrictions on property taxes. […]

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Schedule urgent Budget Committee hearings on Tax Amazon legislation!

My letter to Budget Committee Chair Teresa Mosqueda. April 6, 2020 Dear Councilmember Mosqueda:  I am writing to you, as chair of the Select Budget Committee, to find out when you plan to conduct the committee’s first hearing on the Tax Amazon package of legislation that is sponsored by my office and by Councilmember Tammy […]

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Staying Safe & Accessing Worker, Student & Community Resources During the Coronavirus Covid-19 Crisis

Dear friends, neighbors, fellow activists, I hope you and your loved ones are doing well during this extremely difficult and frightening time. The world has been turned upside down, with untold loss of life expected, mainly because of the failures of healthcare and basic needs under global capitalism. Additionally, millions of working people in the […]

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Huge step forward for our Tax Amazon movement – draft legislation unveiled with Councilmember Morales!

On Wednesday, our movement took a big step forward when my Council office unveiled our draft legislation to Tax Amazon and big businesses in order to fund social housing, services, and the Green New Deal. I was especially proud that we brought the legislation forward alongside Councilmember Tammy Morales, who has agreed to co-sponsor it! […]

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Democrats Must Correct the 2013 Betrayal of Boeing Workers: End Corporate Tax Handout

 “Democrats in Olympia have a historic opportunity to stand with Boeing workers, their unions, and with the state’s ordinary people.” Seattle, WA — Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement in response to The Boeing Company’s request for the Washington State Legislature to temporarily suspend the $8.7 billion in tax breaks […]

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