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Councilmember Sawant Calls on Mayor to Restore Moratorium on Ticketing and Towing Under 72-Hour Parking Rule

‘For those forced to live in their cars, your enforcement of the 72-hour rule can be catastrophic, costing them not only their vehicle, but also their only shelter and all their possessions. We need affordable, social housing – not harassment of neighbors struggling to survive’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the […]

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Sawant: Renters and working people cannot rely on Democratic Party Politicians, we only win when we fight back

‘Our movement’s sustained pressure forced Mayor Durkan to extend the eviction moratorium for renters and struggling small businesses. Similarly, we will have to fight hard to force the City Council to pass Right to Counsel without loopholes.’  Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, released the […]

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Councilmember Sawant Hails Community Support for Tenant Right to Counsel Legislation, Calls for Swift Passage by City Council

‘It’s shameful that when defending the most basic human need in life – the right to have a safe home – tenants are completely outmatched by profit-seeking landlords. This legislation will give tenants a fighting chance.’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today said there […]

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Councilmember Sawant Calls on State to Investigate For-Profit Gas Company, Assess Risk for Future Fires and Explosions in Wake of Near Disaster in Central District

‘The gas fire shows yet again the risks and damage that for-profit energy companies unilaterally impose on our communities, and the risks of continued reliance on climate-harming fossil fuels’ In the wake of last Wednesday’s near-disastrous underground gas fire in the Central District, Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), today called on the Washington […]

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Councilmember Sawant Calls on City Council to Convene ‘Open, Public, and Transparent’ Investigation into Six SPD Officers’ Involvement in Violent Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

“To be credible, this must be an open public hearing, with the public given the ability to ask questions of witnesses and review subpoenaed documents independently. … I applaud and thank the members of the Seattle Human Rights Commission and the Seattle LGBTQ Commission, who called on the City Council to exercise its legal authority.” […]

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Sawant Questions Whether Threats Against Her Are Being Taken Seriously by Police and Mayor Durkan

Internal email account of Seattle Fire Department employee seem to be the source, and it appears Fire Department never notified police Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, sent a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan today to follow up on the request she made for “an […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Olympia Legislature Must Tax Big Business And Not Undermine Seattle’s Tax on Amazon and Other Big Businesses

Sawant to introduce a resolution to put the City of Seattle on record opposing any state effort to preempt, limit, or phase out Seattle’s Amazon Tax: ‘We need social housing and Green jobs for working people, not tax shelters for big business.’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and […]

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Councilmember Sawant Denounces Far Right Violence at the Capitol, Calls on Labor Unions, Social Movements, and Socialists to Organize to Shut Down the Far Right

‘The horrific demonstration of far right violence we’re seeing in DC today is a scary reminder that Trump may have lost the election, but Trumpism and the far right is growing…Trump and his reactionary base are refusing to accept a democratic election result…We need to build a mass fightback for Medicare For All, a Green […]

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Councilmember Sawant Announces Plan to Introduce One-Year Eviction Moratorium Extension for Renters and Struggling Small Businesses

‘Mayor Durkan’s announcement of a 3-month extension to the eviction moratorium is a step forward, coming on the heels of renter organizing, but falls far short of what’s needed’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee, issued this statement in response to Wednesday morning’s announcement by […]

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Following passage of City Council resolution, Sawant calls on workers, farmers, labor unions to join Seattle solidarity rally January 8 to support India general strike

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) on Monday called on workers, farmers, students, and other community members to join in solidarity actions Jan. 8 in support of millions of farmers in India who are courageously protesting against new privatization and exploitation laws by the Hindu fundamentalist and reactionary establishment regime of Indian Prime Minister […]

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