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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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Councilmembers Sawant, Morales Co-Sponsor ‘Amazon Tax’ Legislation

Will raise $300M/year from biggest corporations, fund social housing, services, Green New Deal Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle and the C/ID) and Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), backed by community supporters, today unveiled the text of draft legislation (a revenue ordinance and a funding plan) to tax Amazon and […]

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Sawant to Durkan, Constantine: Make Doctor Visits Free to Anyone Exhibiting Signs of Coronavirus

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) sent a letter earlier today to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine urging them to take a serious and proactive approach to the emerging coronavirus. In it she underscores the benefit of a universal, Medicare for All, single-payer health care system and emphasizes the […]

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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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Councilmember Sawant to State Legislators: “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.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s (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 given to the […]

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My Letter to Democratic Washington State Legislators asking them to Stand Against Preemption or a Ban on Big Business Taxes

On February, 26, I sent this letter to the following Democratic Representatives and Senators in the Washington State Legislature calling on them to join Sen. Joe Nguyen and Rep Frank Chopp in publicly opposing preemption, or a ban on cities passing big business taxes to raise revenue: Senators Dave Frockt, Jamie Pedersen, Karen Keiser, and […]

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Councilmember Sawant Demands State Legislators Publicly Stand Against Any ‘Protect Bezos’ Ban on Taxing Big Business

Urges community members to keep building pressure Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) today urged community members to continue to fight against the concerted big business drive to ban Seattle and other cities from enacting progressive taxation that could be used to address the deepening affordable housing crisis. Earlier today, state legislators unveiled a […]

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Solidarity With UCSC Grad Students!

February 20, 2020 Dear University of California Santa Cruz Wildcat Strikers of UAW 2865, As a socialist elected representative of Seattle’s working people and a rank and file member of AFT 1789, the union representing Seattle community college educators, I send you my full solidarity in your courageous struggle. My organization, Socialist Alternative, also stands […]

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City Council Adopts Councilmember Sawant’s Legislation To Expand Tiny House Villages for Homeless Neighbors

Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s (District 3, Central Seattle) bill to expand the number of tiny house villages in Seattle, allowing more of the city’s homeless population to be sheltered and have access to services, passed by a 6-1 vote during today’s Seattle City Council meeting. “Today’s legislation is an incredible step forward for Seattle’s housing justice […]

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Councilmember Sawant Responds to Mayor Durkan’s State of the City Address

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) released the following statement after Mayor Jenny Durkan delivered her 2020 State of the City address: “Our Tax Amazon movement to fund social housing and the Green New Deal has powerful momentum, so it’s not surprising that corporate politicians like Mayor Durkan are eager to do the bidding […]

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