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Councilmember Morales’ Statement on the Halted Expansion of the SODO Homelessness Shelter

SEATTLE – Councilmember Tammy Morales (District 2, South Seattle and the Chinatown / International District) issued the following statement after King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today that the County will not be moving forward with the expansion of the SODO Enhanced Shelter. The current site will continue to operate the 270-bed shelter, and the remainder of the site will […]

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Councilmember Morales, Director Mohamed, OneAmerica and NW Immigrant Rights Project Denounce Manipulation of Asylum Seekers by Governors DeSantis and Abbott 

SEATTLE, WA – Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, Chinatown / International District and South Seattle) joins Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and community organizations in denouncing the recent political stunts manipulating asylum seekers by Texas, Florida, and Arizona’s Governors.   On September 15th, Florida Gov. DeSantis flew migrants to Martha’s Vineyard without alerting […]

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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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