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UW resident and fellow physicians are fighting for a good union contract – we must all unite with them

I was honored to speak at a rally Sept. 25 of UW residents and fellow physicians who, as members of the UW Housestaff Association, are organizing for a good union contract. They are fighting for the same thing that workers are fighting for across our city – the right to be paid enough so they […]

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The city must expedite the discrimination complaint filed by Saba Ethiopian Cuisine against corporate developer

I congratulate the owners of Saba Ethiopian Cuisine for filing civil rights charges against the corporate developer that evicted them in July. In standing up for their rights, Saba owners are standing up for the rights of all small businesses that are resisting gentrification and displacement. My press release from Sept. 25: Sawant to City: […]

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Sawant to City: Expedite Discrimination Complaint Filed by Saba Ethiopian Restaurant Against Corporate Developer

Immigrant business charges illegal eviction, abuse by corporate developers SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights urged the City’s Office of Civil Rights to take steps on behalf of Saba Ethiopian Cuisine owner Workie Wubushet, who filed a discrimination complaint last week […]

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Central District Chateau Apartment Building Tenants Movement Wins Big Victory Against Corporate Developer Cadence!

The Chateau Apartment tenants, whom my office has been working with over the last several months, have achieved a breakthrough victory in their fight against the corporate owner-developer and against displacement and economic eviction! Read about it and join the tenants at the celebration 5PM at City Hall on Monday, September 23rd, where we will […]

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Sawant Hails Tenants’ Win: Fighting Displacement & Securing Affordable Housing in Central District

“Residents of the Chateau Apartments & the tenants’ movement strike blow against gentrification, displacement” SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renter Rights Committee, announced today that tenants her office has been working with at the Chateau Building have achieved a breakthrough victory in […]

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Superintendent Student Advisory Board to School Board & Superintendent Juneau: “Enforcing unexcused absences for this strike is essentially punishing students for trying to make a change in the world, and we urge you to reconsider, and decide to excuse these absences.”

Rainier Beach High 11th grader Angelina Riley reads a letter to the Seattle School Board and Superintendent Denise Juneau, signed by 16 of 17 Seattle high school Superintendent Student Advisory Board members, urging them to “excuse absences of all students participating in the climate strike this Friday.” The letter was authored by Ingraham High 11th […]

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Seattle School Board & Superintendent Juneau: Stand with the Students and with the Fight for Climate Justice by Excusing Student Absences for the Sept 20 #Climate Strike

Superintendent Juneau and School Board members: I received Superintendent Juneau’s letter in response to the unanimously-passed Seattle City Council resolution, and to my letter addressed to you. In both the Council resolution and in my letter, the School District is urged to stand with students courageously walking out Friday this week, September 20th, as part […]

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Seattle School Board: “You have the power to help hundreds, maybe thousands, of Seattle school children. Will you use that power for the better or for the worse?”

Zoe Schurman – Washington Middle School Student, Global Climate Strike Activist Below is a speech Zoe delivered at a rally and press conference organized by my office on the morning of Sept 18 with students, educators and climate justice activists outside Washington Middle School to call on the Seattle School Board to excuse students from […]

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“Don’t force us to deal with the consequences of an unexcused absence simply because we demand the right to a future”

Kimaya Mahajan – Interlake High Student, Global Climate Strike Activist Below is a speech Kimaya delivered at a rally and press conference organized by my office on the morning of Sept 18 with students, educators and climate justice activists outside Washington Middle School to call on the Seattle School Board to excuse students from school […]

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Councilmember Sawant Urges City and State Public Schools Excuse Students from Classes

Following Unanimous Seattle City Council Vote on Resolution Supporting 9/20 Youth Global Climate Strike SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights committee, issued the following statement today after the unanimous vote by the Seattle City Council on her Resolution 31907, “in support of […]

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