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Councilmember Sawant Calls on City Council to Endorse African-American Faith Leaders’ Demand for 1,000 New Affordable Homes, Funded by $500M/Year Amazon Tax, for Residents Displaced Due to Racist Gentrification

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today publicly urged other city councilmembers to publicly endorse the call, led by African-American church leaders, to build 1,000 new affordable homes over three years for historic residents and those displaced from the Central District, funded by a progressive […]

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Sawant, African-American Faith Leaders Unveil Community Demand for 1,000 New Affordable Homes, Funded by $500M/Year Amazon Tax, for Residents Displaced Due to Racist Gentrification

‘Members of the political establishment who say Black Lives Matter need to put action behind their tweets and sloganeering, and join with me in supporting the African-American faith leaders’ demands, without reservation – adopt the Tax Amazon legislation so we can build these homes and reverse racist gentrification.’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), […]

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Sawant Hails Historic Ban on Seattle Police Use of Chemical Weapons, Chokeholds

NEWS RELEASE Councilmember Kshama Sawant FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday June 15, 2020 Contact:Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-423-3220 ‘Our mass protest movement, led by young people of color, deserves all the credit for winning Seattle’s historic ban on chemical weapons, chokeholds’ SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters […]

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Sawant Announces Movement’s Victory with Dismissal of Motion to Remove Federal Oversight on Seattle Police

Sawant to introduce legislation banning police from purchasing or using chemical weapons including tear gas, mace, and pepper spray, along with rubber bullets, blast balls, water cannons, and sonic weapons Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, issued this statement following the City’s announcement that it […]

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Councilmember Sawant Demands #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd, Police Accountability, COVID Relief

SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, spoke at the #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd rally, which was held yesterday in downtown Seattle, alongside massive nationwide protests against the police killing of George Floyd.  Sawant’s speech as delivered is provided below: George Floyd said I can’t breathe, again and again, while […]

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Sawant Condemns Cancellation of Committee Meeting to Hear Amazon Tax

‘They are nervous about the Amazon Tax movement,’ says Sawant Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Human Services, Equitable Development and Renters Rights, responded Monday to the announcement by Council President González to put a stop to all meetings related to the Sawant-Morales Amazon Tax legislation, a decision supported by […]

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Councilmember Morales, Council Passes Protections for Renters Evicted During COVID-19 Crisis

Legislation provides relief for renters by ensuring evictions during crisis are not counted against them Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & Chinatown/Int’l District) and her Council colleagues passed legislation in an 8-1 vote to protect renters, ensuring evictions that occurred during and six months after the COVID-19 crisis aren’t used against […]

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Sawant Reacts To State Supreme Court Failure to Review 2017 ‘Tax the Rich’ Legislation:

‘Amazon Tax plus Tax on Rich Individuals needed to address this crisis’, say Sawant Last week the Washington State Supreme Court refused to review the 2017 ‘Tax the Rich’ legislation sponsored by Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) and Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1, West Seattle — South Park). As a result, the lower […]

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Sawant Presents Community Petition to Council: Over 5,400 Seattleites Call on City Council to Enact ‘Amazon Tax’ for COVID-19 Relief

Tax will fund $200M immediate cash assistance for up to 100,000 households, then build 10,000 new homes Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) presented a community petition signed by more than 5,400 community members to the City Council, calling on them to immediately enact the ‘Amazon Tax’ which she proposed last month with Councilmember […]

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Councilmembers Sawant, Morales Announce Acceleration of Tax on Amazon, Big Business to Fund Emergency COVID19 Relief

Tax will provide $200M in relief for up to 100K households this year, subsequently fund social housing and Green New Deal Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3 – Central Seattle) and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 – South Seattle & Chinatown/Int’l District) announced three pieces of legislation to accelerate taxation of Amazon and other big […]

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