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Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Central District Community Organizing to Win $500,000 for Garfield Super Block

“Garfield community members came together and worked with our Council office and we won. Now we must build our 2022 People’s Budget movement to continue to win funds for affordable housing and social services.”   Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, celebrated City Council’s approval today […]

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Solidarity with union carpenters in their fight for a good contract!

Pacific Northwest union carpenters are fighting millionaire bosses for a good contract. Through aggressive rank-and-file organizing they have rejected a series of substandard, insulting offers from construction contractors. I stand in solidarity with the union contractors, and with all workers organizing and fighting for their rights. My Labor Day statement to the union carpenters: Sept. […]

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My Reply to August Richardson of Hilton Hotels Regarding Levy Family Situation | August 6, 2021

Mr. August Richardson, General Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton, Thank you for your quick response to my letter. After I sent my letter to you, nearly 300 working people also wrote to you in solidarity with David and Lakesha Levy, urging the Hilton to cancel the Levy family’s Covid rental debt. I really appreciate […]

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My Letter to Homewood Suites Management Regarding Levy Family Situation | August 6, 2021

Friday August 6, 2021 Mr. August Richardson, General Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton and Ms. Gillian Potts, Finance Manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton: I am writing out of concern for David and Lakesha Levy, Seattle residents who contacted my City Council office about their dire housing situation. I urge your hotel to cancel […]

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‘We have to fight for pay raises AND rent control’

My Aug. 4 picket line statement in solidarity with the 4,000 SEIU 1199NW members at UW Medicine who are fighting for a good contract. As a rank and file union member, a socialist, and an elected city council representative of working people in District 3, I stand in complete solidarity with all of the caregivers […]

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Join us Sept. 18 for the Rent Control Now! Rally to demand strong rent control without corporate loopholes!

Join us September 18th at 4:00PM at Cal Anderson Park to keep fighting to put working-class renters, who make up the majority in Seattle, before corporate landlord profits. It’s time to fight to win a universal rent control policy without corporate loopholes, and to cancel all rental, mortgage, and utility debt for ordinary people who […]

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Fight for a Renters’ Bill of Rights!

Check out the many victories renters have won in Seattle alongside our socialist Council office through a fighting, movement-building approach, as well as our upcoming legislation in the fight for a full Renters’ Bill of Rights! Join the fight for ren…

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Seattle heat wave: Billionaires have brought the Earth’s climate to the brink of collapse; To win a livable world for humanity and nature, working people need to build militant, mass movements to fight back!

The dangerously hot temperatures for the coming days in Seattle once again raise the specter of a summer of risks to human health, worsening of the ongoing droughts statewide, and devastating wildfires. The cruelty of the political status quo under capitalism becomes extremely clear in the face of climate crises — there are estimated to […]

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Dangerous Seattle heat wave through Monday night; Please Seek Public Resources to Stay Safe; Despite being a wealthy city, tens of thousands are at risk with basic needs unmet. We need socialism to avert climate catastrophe!

The National Weather Service is predicting “dangerously hot conditions” for Seattle and much of the Pacific Northwest this weekend, with highs on Sunday and Monday that will likely peak above 100 degrees. Some forecasters are predicting a 106 degree high in Seattle on Monday, which would shatter previous records for the city. It is likely […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Eviction Moratorium Extension is a Victory Won by Renters and Activists, and Needs to be Extended Through 2021

“Durkan’s announcement comes under pressure from the unanimously-passed June 7 City Council resolution from our socialist Council office, to extend the moratorium to the end of this year.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Durkan extending the […]

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