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Solidarity with Millions of Indian Farmers Protesting Privatization, Poverty & Indebtedness

This is a resolution my office is co-sponsoring with Councilmember Mosqueda’s office, in solidarity with tens of millions of farmers and workers in India, who are fighting against new exploitative laws by the Hindu fundamentalist and reactionary establishment regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). CITY OF SEATTLE RESOLUTION __________________ […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Durkan administration has epitomized Democratic Party’s pro-corporate politics and failed ‘to address the crises facing working people in this increasingly unequal city’

Sawant: ‘We need our own independent candidates, including socialists, rank and file union members, and grassroots activists accountable to working people and willing to fight back against the stranglehold of big business and corporate Democratic politicians like Durkan’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today […]

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Letter signed by Seattle City Council to Interim SPD Chief Diaz regarding the release of records related to the killing of Herbert Hightower Jr.

Letter Text: November 30, 2020 “Dear Interim Chief Diaz, We are writing to urge you to expeditiously compile and release all Seattle Police Department (SPD) records regarding the death of Herbert Hightower Jr., who was fatally shot by Seattle Police in 2004 while experiencing a mental health crisis. These public records were requested in August […]

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Councilmember Sawant denounces Democrats’ austerity budget while hailing victories by People’s Budget and Solidarity Budget for affordable housing and shelters, renters rights and eviction defense, Green New Deal, and $31 million shift from bloated police budget to community-led programs

Sawant: ‘Even with the victories of our movement, the Democrats’ austerity budget deeply fails working people and marginalized communities, including working-class and poor communities of color’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today issued this statement in response to the City Council adopting the 2021 City […]

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Councilmember Sawant denounces Democrats’ austerity budget while hailing victories by People’s Budget and Solidarity Budget for affordable housing and shelters, renters rights and eviction defense, Green New Deal, and $31 million shift from bloated police budget to community-led programs

Sawant: ‘Even with the victories of our movement, the Democrats’ austerity budget deeply fails working people and marginalized communities, including working-class and poor communities of color’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today issued this statement in response to the City Council adopting the 2021 […]

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Our People’s Budget movement is winning crucial gains for working people!

The days leading up to Nov. 23 are important for our fight against draconian cuts to housing and services, and to win more for the Green New Deal and renters rights.  People’s Budget Community MeetingTuesday, November 17, at 6PM Dear friends,  This is the seventh year of the People’s Budget movement! This year again, the […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Amazon’s Staggering $6.3 Billion Quarterly Profit Shows Why City Council Must Fund Urgent Human Needs With Increase in Big Business Tax

Sawant: “Today’s Amazon profit report shows the City Council has a clear budget choice: Make sure Amazon and other large corporations pay for this crisis, or make working people suffer more” SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today cited Amazon’s record quarterly profits of $6.3 billion as clear […]

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Sawant Introduces Budget Legislation Backing New Africatown Affordable Housing Project on East Yesler Way in District 3

Africatown CEO K. Wyking Garrett says, “We need bold investments to move away from the current de facto Jim Crow Apartheid status quo in Seattle towards a new normal rooted in equity.”  Sawant urges Councilmembers to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement in action by supporting funding for community-controlled affordable housing at the former […]

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I stand in solidarity with UAW 4121 postdocs who are being denied healthcare by the UW administration

Friday October 2, 2020 Ana Mari Cauce, President University of Washington Dear President Cauce: I am shocked to learn that the University of Washington, which prides itself on being a leading international institution and a model community employer, would deny any of its workers health benefits. This is especially true during the global pandemic. I […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Mayor Durkan’s Austerity Budget Fails Working People and Black and Brown Communities, Fails to Defund Police

‘It should surprise no one that the Mayor who has overseen police indiscriminately tear gas protest movements is now trying to gaslight an entire city into thinking she believes that Black Lives Matter’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, issued the following statement on Sept. […]

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