Politics

Politics

March on Washington Seattle/Steph Brusig/The Seattle Lesbian

An estimated 130,000 marchers took to the streets in Seattle for a solidarity protest alongside the Women's March on Washington. ...
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Washington Work and Family Coalition Photo

House Bill 1116 would allow all Washington workers to use extended paid leave for the birth of a child, a personal health emergency, or to take care of an ill family member. ...
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"Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination" is a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition comprised of local officials who support equal protections and fair treatment for all LGBT people. ...
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Senator Murray stands with Reps. DelBene and Jayapal, and women’s health advocates Jan. 14, 2017 at Planned Parenthood.

The main takeaway from the event: women are once again about to become a "pre-existing condition" for the simple act of being born female. ...
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Follow these advocates on social media, join their groups, take note of every link in their profile, and follow their advice. ...
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A ballot initiative to repeal Washington State’s 10-year-old non-discrimination law protecting our transgender friends, co-workers and family members is back again. ...
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Business owners Molly Moon Neitzel of Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream and Makini Howell of Plum Restaurants here with the coalition to announce our proposal for paid family and medical leave. "It's affordable, predictable, and great for everyone."

Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth of a child, a personal health emergency, or to take care of an ill family member, like an aging parent. ...
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U.S. Senator Patty Murray criticized Republicans after they announced the reconciliation bill dismantling the ACA would also defund Planned Parenthood. ...
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Seattle’s minimum wage will continue to increase each year on January 1 until reaching $15 per hour for all workers in 2021. ...
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Murray said that studies show Republican plans to dismantle the health care system will cause families to pay more for health care, and leave seniors vulnerable. ...
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