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Councilmember Sawant, Community Groups Unite to Call on Mayor Durkan to Extend Eviction Moratorium Through 2021

Urging rank-and-file renters to join the June 24 rally at 6 PM at Cal Anderson Park, Sawant says, ‘Mayor Durkan has a choice: She can stand with struggling renters and extend the eviction moratorium through this year, or represent corporate landlords’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ […]

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Sawant Congratulates Seattle Renters for Monday’s Victories, Urges Fight for Rent Control and to Cancel COVID Debt

‘By getting organized, today we won the nation’s strongest ban on school-year evictions, the resolution to extend the eviction moratorium, and the strengthening of our city’s eviction defense laws. Let’s continue fighting for a full Renters’ Bill of Rights – for rent control and to cancel COVID debt!’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), […]

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Eviction Moratorium Letter to Durkan from 47 Organizations on March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021 Dear Mayor Durkan, We are writing to urge you to extend Seattle’s eviction moratorium for residents, small businesses, andnonprofits beyond its current expiration date of March 31, 2021. We ask that it be extended through theend of this year, and that you announce this extension as soon as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Councilmember Sawant Credits Renter Rights Movement for Pushing Three Bills Through Council Committee, Over Resistance of Corporate Landlords

Full Council vote June 7; Sawant declares, ‘Today is an important step forward. Rank-and-file renters need to continue to fight to win these in City Council and to win our full Renters’ Bill of Rights, including rent control and canceling COVID debt’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and […]

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Corporate landlords and their political representatives on the City Council want to water down or defeat our movement’s legislation to ban school-year evictions. We cannot let them!

In yet another shameful capitulation to corporate landlords, Democrat Alex Pedersen is working to insert anti-renter loopholes into the legislation from my office banning school-year evictions of schoolchildren, their families. Just this morning, he introduced four amendments that he will be bringing up in the Renters Rights Committee meeting, which I chair, this afternoon.  Amendment […]

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Statement demanding Biden & Congress Condemn Israeli State’s Brutal Attacks in Gaza, Cut off All Military Aid, Weapons Sales

Below is a statement from my office demanding Biden & Congress condemn the Israeli state’s brutal attacks in Gaza and cut off all military aid and weapons sales. I have asked all City Councilmembers to sign on in support and am also soliciting endorsements from unions, organizations and community groups in solidarity with the Palestinian […]

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I stand in solidarity with Palestine, and demand that President Biden condemn the brutal attacks on Gaza, and the Israeli ruling class’s system of apartheid

Speech at protest in solidarity with Palestinians – May 16, 2021 Gaza and Jerusalem are on Fire, again. At least 192 Palestinians have already been killed in these brutal, racist attacks, including at least 58 children. Hundreds more have been injured and/or lost their homes.  This comes on top of the ongoing Palestinian struggle to […]

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My Remarks at the May 5th Press Conference for Rent Control without Loopholes & Strong Tenant Protections

Good morning.  The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that housing is a human right. But we certainly don’t need a piece of paper to tell us that – billions of working people in the world know that we need a society where all human beings have all their needs met, and can […]

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Rent Control Frequently Asked Questions

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Sawant-2021-Rent-Control-FAQ-2.pdf

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Helping Renters Facing Economic Eviction – Relocation Assistance Expansion Infographic

https://sawant.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/eeao-infographic-4-2.pdf

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