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Congratulations to the Clay Apartment residents and LIHI!

We need at least a hundred buildings like the Clay, the Liberty Bank Building, and other community-controlled affordable housing. So as we celebrate this morning, I also urge the residents of the Clay and all community members to join with our movement to fight for an expansion of the Amazon tax, which we won last […]

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Mosqueda, Council Passes Resolution to Begin Expedited and Transparent Investments to Seattle Families through American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and her Council colleagues unanimously voted today to pass a resolution outlining spending priorities for an anticipated $239 million the City of Seattle expects to receive in federal COVID relief dollars as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.   The resolution outlines Council’s priorities for the American […]

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Councilmember Debora Juarez, Council, Tribal Community Members Honor Late Snoqualmie Chief Andy de los Angeles

Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and her Council colleagues honored late Snoqualmie Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles with a proclamation, recognizing the former Chairman of the Snoqualmie Tribe for his civil and tribal rights contributions.  Chief Andy was an Indigenous civil rights leader, best known for leading a decades-long movement that […]

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Lifting the Voices of Those Harmed by our History of Violence; Covid & Vaccine Updates; Expanded Homeless Outreach Coming to D1; West Seattle Bridge Update March 19; Support for Small Businesses and Nonprofits; Seeking Pedestrian Advisory Board Members; South Park Community Center; Eviction Moratorium Extended; Free Recycling Event; Office Hours

Lifting the Voices of Those Harmed by our History of Violence According to Stop AAPI Hate, from March 2020 to the end of February 2021, there have been at least 3,795 reported hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.  I am shocked, saddened, and angered by the murders in Atlanta but I am not surprised.  In Seattle, […]

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Congratulations to UFCW and Grocery Workers on Hazard Pay Ruling Victory! Solidarity with All Essential and Front line Workers!

Solidarity and congratulations to UFCW and grocery store workers who won a victory this week as a Federal Judge struck down the completely spurious lawsuit brought by massive grocery store chains against workers receiving hazard pay in the middle of a historic pandemic. Solidarity with all essential and front line workers, all of whom deserve […]

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Statement on the National Rise of Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans, and the Murder of 6 Asian-American Women in Atlanta

Socialist Alternative and I, like so many community members, are horrified by the murders of 8 people, including 6 Asian-American working-class women, in Atlanta last night. Condolences and solidarity to the grieving family members and friends. It is vital that we all stand with our Asian American neighbors against the spiking hate crimes happening across […]

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CM Mosqueda, White House and PA Gov. Wolf Featured in Brookings Institute Panel on Essential Workers & Government Investments

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) will be a featured panelist in a Brookings Institute webinar on innovative ways essential workers are being supported at the federal, state, and local levels. The event, hosted by Brookings Metro, will take place Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7 a.m. PST. Mosqueda joins other featured speakers Pennsylvania Governor […]

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Council President González Response to Shooting in Atlanta, Leaving Eight Victims

Council President M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), Chair of the Governance & Education Committee, issued the following statement after eight people were tragically killed by a white man in the Atlanta area.  According to the Associated Press, six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women: “My heart is heavy for […]

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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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Seattle City Council Moves Forward on Alternatives to Policing, Allocates $10.4 Million for Community Safety Capacity Building

Councilmember Lisa Herbold (District 1 – West Seattle and South Park), Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee, alongside her Council colleagues voted 8-0 to approve a $10.4 million spending plan for community safety, that will invest in the capacity of organizations building community safety from the ground up to end violence and […]

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