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Seattle City Council passes legislation to prohibit deceptive practices of ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ 

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), to prohibit false and misleading advertising by crisis pregnancy centers.   What are crisis pregnancy centers? Crisis Pregnancy Centers are clinics that often look like real […]

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Council Passes Councilmembers Morales’ and Herbold’s Legislation to Protect Abortions and Gender-Affirming Care in Seattle 

Seattle, WA – The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two pieces of legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle), Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park), and Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6, Northwest Seattle) to protect abortions and gender-affirming care in Seattle.   The first, Council Bill (CB) 120374, is an […]

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Councilmember Morales calls for change to City’s homelessness response after sweep during extreme heat 

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle) released the following statement following the City of Seattle’s sweep of a homeless encampment in SODO during a dangerous heat wave this morning:  “What we saw today was a continued failure of our city response to addressing the root causes of homelessness, said Councilmember Morales. “I […]

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Councilmembers Morales and Herbold Announce Legislation to Protect Abortions and Gender-Affirming Care in Seattle

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle and South Park) announced legislation to protect abortions and gender-affirming care in Seattle. The first, CB 120374, is an ordinance that would add people who have received or are seeking abortions as a protected class, ensuring their civil […]

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Councilmember Morales Pledges to Fight Back for Reproductive Freedom. “I Am One of Them.” 

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & Chinatown / International District) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade decision, restricting healthcare access for millions of women across America:  “Today, the right-wing Supreme Court disregarded a half-century of precedence and achieved their perverse agenda – to violate basic human and constitutional rights, to take away a person’s right to choose, to force people to give birth against […]

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Councilmembers Morales, Pedersen agree latest ‘Vision Zero’ report on traffic-related fatalities reinforces need for more transportation safety investments in South Seattle

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) and Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle and Chair of the Transportation Committee) reacted to the troubling update on traffic fatalities and serious injuries from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) “Vision Zero” report presented today. Vision Zero is Seattle’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries […]

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City of Seattle celebrates Juneteenth as official city holiday for first time

Seattle, WA – For the first time in its history, this year, the City of Seattle is celebrating Juneteenth as an official city holiday.   This is a result of legislation sponsored by Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & C-ID) in December of last year. While the holiday has been celebrated with events […]

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Councilmembers Pedersen, Morales Express Disappointment about Mayoral Veto of Rental Information Legislation 

SEATTLE – Councilmembers Alex Pedersen (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) reacted to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s veto today of their legislation to collect data about rental rates in the City of Seattle.  “I am deeply disappointed our solution to collect housing data helpful for preventing displacement of economically vulnerable people was not signed […]

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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales Announces $1 Million for Seattle Maritime Academy and Technical Maritime Education  

Seattle, WA – On the morning of Friday May 13th, Councilmember Tammy J. Morales joined  Mayor Harrell’s Office, City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED), Seattle Colleges, and the Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA), to celebrate the release of $1 million in funding for sustaining SMA operations and maintaining technical maritime education in Seattle.  Councilmember Morales secured one-time funding to support opportunities in the Maritime industry from funding the City of Seattle received as […]

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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales Calls for Continued Work on Participatory Budgeting

Seattle, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) issued the following statement after the announced leadership changes at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR):  “Participatory Budgeting is essential to democratizing access to power, resources and making new investments in Black and Brown communities. This endeavor has been skillfully […]

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