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Council Passes Councilmember Mosqueda’s Expanded Sick and Safe Time Policy to Address Coronavirus Emergency

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues passed legislation on Monday that expands Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time policy to cover school, day care and adult day care closures, a policy that addresses working families who need to take time off work due to impacts from the coronavirus. Previously, Seattle’s Paid […]

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Sawant to Durkan: Over 4,000 Sign Petition Urging ‘Immediate Action’ on Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

Sawant: ‘Other governments are acting, the human cost will be incalculable’ Seattle, WA — Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), sent her third letter in three days urging Mayor Jenny Durkan to take immediate action to help Seattle’s renters, homeowners, and struggling small businesses from the ravages of the Coronavirus  crisis, similar to actions taken by the San Jose City […]

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Sawant to Durkan: Ban All Evictions and Foreclosures During Coronavirus

Sawant suggests eviction and foreclosure moratorium to help both working people and struggling small businesses Seattle, WA — Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), sent a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan today, her second this week, urging the Mayor to use emergency powers to address the needs of working people in Seattle in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. She […]

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Sawant to Durkan: ‘Utilize Emergency Powers’, Reestablish Northlake Tiny House Village Permit

Says eviction would be ‘unacceptable’, ‘shocking’ given danger posed by Coronavirus  Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), sent a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan today to “…follow up on the question I asked … at yesterday’s City Council meeting about urgently providing a new permit for our homeless neighbors at the Northlake Tiny House […]

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City Council Leads By Example, Directs Employees to Telecommute, Ensures Pay for All Employees, Virtual Council Meetings in Effect for March

Commits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by using appropriate technology to continue to the serve the city Updated 3/9/2020 at 12:30 p.m. Note: Seattle City Council meetings are accessible by listening live through the Council’s listen line at 206-684-8566.  Council President Pro Tem Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and Council President M. Lorena […]

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Seattle Councilmember Morales, KC Councilmember Zahilay, Applaud Olympia Efforts to Stem Gun Violence

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and Chinatown/International District) and King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay (District 2) applaud Olympia lawmakers’ efforts to address gun violence by creating the Washington Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention.  Senate Bill 6288 was passed by the State Senate and House, creating the nation’s first […]

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Pro-Tem Council President Mosqueda Schedules Special City Council Meeting to Consider Civil Emergency Proclamation

Pro-Tem Council President Teresa Mosqueda has scheduled a Special City Council meeting for Thursday, March 5 at 1 p.m., when the Seattle City Council will consider, modify, and vote on the Mayor’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency.  Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency on March 3. The Proclamation of Civil Emergency grants the […]

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Councilmembers Sawant, Morales Co-Sponsor ‘Amazon Tax’ Legislation

Will raise $300M/year from biggest corporations, fund social housing, services, Green New Deal Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle and the C/ID) and Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), backed by community supporters, today unveiled the text of draft legislation (a revenue ordinance and a funding plan) to tax Amazon and […]

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Sawant to Durkan, Constantine: Make Doctor Visits Free to Anyone Exhibiting Signs of Coronavirus

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) sent a letter earlier today to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine urging them to take a serious and proactive approach to the emerging coronavirus. In it she underscores the benefit of a universal, Medicare for All, single-payer health care system and emphasizes the […]

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Councilmember Sawant to State Legislators: “Correct the 2013 Betrayal of Boeing Workers, End Corporate Tax Handout”

“Democrats in Olympia have a historic opportunity to stand with Boeing workers, their unions, and with the state’s ordinary people.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s (District 3, Central Seattle) issued the following statement in response to The Boeing Company’s request for the Washington State Legislature to temporarily suspend the $8.7 billion in tax breaks given to the […]

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