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Councilmember Sawant: “After Winning the Historic Amazon Tax, Our Movement Has Won Dedicated Funds for Central District Affordable Housing, Green New Deal, and Tiny House Villages”

“Our victory is the product of a working-class movement, led by socialists, who refused to be cowed and who forced big business to concede, and the courageous Black Lives Matter activists” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, hailed the City Council’s 9-0 vote today to […]

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After Historic Amazon Tax, Our Movement Has Just Won Funds for Affordable Central District Homes to Fight Racist Gentrification

July 15, 2020 Thanks to our powerful community movement, led by Black clergy and other faith leaders, funds now will be set aside annually to build affordable housing in the Central District for Black working-class, and poor families Today (July 15) I hailed the 9-0 vote in the City Council’s Select Budget Committee to dedicate […]

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Councilmember Sawant: “After Historic Amazon Tax, Our Movement Has Just Won Funds for Affordable Central District Homes to Fight Racist Gentrification”

Sawant: ‘Thanks to our powerful community movement, led by Black clergy and other faith leaders, funds now will be set aside annually to build affordable housing in the Central District for Black working-class, and poor families’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, hailed the Select […]

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Councilmember Sawant Welcomes Massive Faith Community Support for $50 Million/Year from Amazon Tax to Build Affordable Central District Homes for Black Families

The Church Council declares that the choice is whether “elected leaders bend to the powerful corporate interests who benefit off the backs of city-dwellers, or bend the arc toward justice ever more slightly through doing what is right and restoring the integrity of a city.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the […]

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A Historic Victory of Our Tax Amazon Movement

“Seattle’s Amazon Tax is a historic victory for working people – hard fought and hard won by a movement that wouldn’t give up and that faced down a seemingly endless series of obstacles.” Press release July 6, 2020 SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement in celebration of the victory of the […]

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Sawant Condemns Durkan’s Attack on Capitol Hill Organized Protest

July 2, 2020 “ It is stunning that Mayor Durkan has continued to use brutal police violence despite the widespread and decisive opposition from her constituents, and in the face of calls from over 47,000 people for her to resign.” SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and […]

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Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Historic Victory of the Tax Amazon Movement

“Jeff Bezos, we are coming for you, for you and your billionaire friends, here and everywhere.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today issued the following statement in celebration of the victory of the Tax Amazon movement, and her office, in their success in passing […]

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Mayor Durkan’s attack on my office is an attack on working people’s movements, and everything we are fighting for

Response by Councilmember Sawant to Durkan Attack on Our Office – June 30, 2020 Mayor Jenny Durkan’s establishment has utterly failed working people and communities of color in this city. She bears responsibility for a torrent of violence by Seattle police, including the use of brutal weapons like tear gas and rubber bullets against the […]

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Councilmember Sawant Credits Tax Amazon Movement for Serious Pressure, Urges City Council Democrats to Strengthen Amazon Tax Bill to Reject Budget Cuts and Reverse Gentrification

Joining Call by Black Clergy, Sawant to Propose Amendments to Fund 1,000+ New Quality Affordable Homes in Central District, to fund Green New Deal, and eliminate sunset clause Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, sent the following statement summarizing a letter she sent today to […]

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Credit Our Tax Amazon Movement for Serious Pressure! Now Let’s Get City Council Democrats to Strengthen Amazon Tax Bill – Reject Budget Cuts and Reverse Gentrification

“Simply put, if Black Lives Matter, then affordable housing for Black families in the Central Area should matter.” — Reverend Carey Anderson, pastor of Seattle’s First African Methodist Episcopal Church I am pleased that the Council is now seriously considering passing a historic tax on Amazon and the other top 3 percent big businesses in […]

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