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González Legislation Would Cap Contributions, Amazon’s $1M+ Is Prime Example of Need for Integrity In Local Elections

–Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9 // Citywide), Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement following reports of Amazon’s ‘$1M plus into Seattle City Council races’: “Seattle voters have the constitutional right to free and fair elections without the out-sized and unfettered influence of corporations.  Amazon’s […]

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City Honors Will of Voters with Hotel Workers Legislation

Legislation follows through on will of overwhelming percentage of Seattle voters, expands harassment and health and safety protections SEATTLE – Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, Citywide) and M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), along with their Council Colleagues, passed legislation to protect Seattle’s hotel workers from harassment and discrimination, supporting safe workloads, promoting economic stability […]

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Councilmember González Sends Proposed Legislation ‘To Protect the Integrity of Seattle’s Democracy’ to Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Pos. 9 // Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, sent to the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (“Commission”) proposed legislation that will create greater transparency in our electoral process by prohibiting foreign influence in City elections, placing a limit on contributions to political action […]

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Councilmembers Stand with Community, Call on Mayor to Honor Original Intent of Sweetened Beverage Tax

Councilmembers M. Lorena González, Teresa Mosqueda, Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien, transmitted a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan, expressing their deep disappointment at her refusal to honor the original intent of how all revenue collected from the Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) would be invested.  Instead, the Mayor has set off a false alarm amongst the non-profit community that is unnecessary, inaccurate and […]

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Councilmember González Reacts to King County Auditor’s Report of Data Sharing with ICE; Reaffirms Seattle’s Commitment to Being Welcoming City

–Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, joined community leaders and other elected officials today to reaffirm that Seattle is a Welcoming City, with protocols and policies in place to ensure city employees do not share sensitive personal data when interacting with U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

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Councilmember González’s Statement on Judge Robart’s Consent Decree Oral Ruling

SEATTLE – Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Robart ruled the City of Seattle is out of compliance with the consent decree: “I appreciate Judge Robart recognizing and thanking the rank and file men and women and […]

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Council Confirms 10 Members to Community Police Commission

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, along with her Council colleagues, confirmed eight (8) new appointments and two (2) reappointments to the Community Police Commission (CPC) during today’s Council meeting. The CPC is tasked with providing oversight, guidance and a community-based voice […]

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González’s Committee Passes Plan to Implement the City’s Education Levy Investments

Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide), chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee, along with her Council colleagues, passed the implementation and evaluation plan for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy out of committee today. The implementation plan will go before the Full Council during its regularly scheduled […]

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Council Passes Mandatory Housing Affordability Legislation

Councilmember Rob Johnson (Dist. 4 – Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Select Committee on Mandatory Housing Affordability, or MHA, together with his colleagues voted today to approve a trio of bills as amended in Committee earlier this month.  Taken together, the Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation links affordable housing to growth across Seattle by requiring new […]

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Councilmember González: ‘Seattle Is First’ City to Support Medicare for All Bill

Councilmember M. Lorena González, chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans & Education Committee, issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council voted in support of Resolution 31867, supporting the passage of Medicare for All Act of 2019. “The resolution makes Seattle the first city in the nation to express support for […]

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