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Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Votes to Stop the Sweeps and Cut Bloated SPD Executive Pay, But Notes Movement Will Have to Fight Harder to Defund SPD 50%

“Today showed the necessity for protest and organizing, but also the limits of relying on the political establishment to represent the interests of working people, especially marginalized communities.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, issued this statement following the City Council’s Budget Committee votes on […]

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Sawant Calls Out “Shameful” Court Ruling Allowing Police Use of Banned Crowd-Control Weapons As Trump Sends In Federal Agents

“Unfortunately, while Donald Trump’s Department of Justice and Jenny Durkan’s Seattle Police Department are superficially the two sides of this court case, they are in total agreement on repression of protests, and both want to continue to use the weapons with impunity.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and […]

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Councilmember Sawant: “After Winning the Historic Amazon Tax, Our Movement Has Won Dedicated Funds for Central District Affordable Housing, Green New Deal, and Tiny House Villages”

“Our victory is the product of a working-class movement, led by socialists, who refused to be cowed and who forced big business to concede, and the courageous Black Lives Matter activists” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, hailed the City Council’s 9-0 vote today to […]

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Councilmember Sawant: “After Historic Amazon Tax, Our Movement Has Just Won Funds for Affordable Central District Homes to Fight Racist Gentrification”

Sawant: ‘Thanks to our powerful community movement, led by Black clergy and other faith leaders, funds now will be set aside annually to build affordable housing in the Central District for Black working-class, and poor families’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, hailed the Select […]

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Councilmember Sawant Welcomes Massive Faith Community Support for $50 Million/Year from Amazon Tax to Build Affordable Central District Homes for Black Families

The Church Council declares that the choice is whether “elected leaders bend to the powerful corporate interests who benefit off the backs of city-dwellers, or bend the arc toward justice ever more slightly through doing what is right and restoring the integrity of a city.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the […]

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Sawant Condemns Durkan’s Attack on Capitol Hill Organized Protest

July 2, 2020 “ It is stunning that Mayor Durkan has continued to use brutal police violence despite the widespread and decisive opposition from her constituents, and in the face of calls from over 47,000 people for her to resign.” SEATTLE – Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and […]

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Councilmember Sawant Celebrates Historic Victory of the Tax Amazon Movement

“Jeff Bezos, we are coming for you, for you and your billionaire friends, here and everywhere.” Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today issued the following statement in celebration of the victory of the Tax Amazon movement, and her office, in their success in passing […]

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Councilmember Sawant Credits Tax Amazon Movement for Serious Pressure, Urges City Council Democrats to Strengthen Amazon Tax Bill to Reject Budget Cuts and Reverse Gentrification

Joining Call by Black Clergy, Sawant to Propose Amendments to Fund 1,000+ New Quality Affordable Homes in Central District, to fund Green New Deal, and eliminate sunset clause Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, sent the following statement summarizing a letter she sent today to […]

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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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