Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant

Seattle City Council Approves City Income Tax on High Earners

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Seattle City Council unanimously approved legislation creating a city income tax on high-income households to move Seattle toward a fairer, more progressive tax system. ...
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Sawant to Pete Carroll and Paul Allen: Sign Colin Kaepernick

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Sports
On May 19, 2017, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant sent a letter to Seahawks General Manager Pete Carroll and owner Paul Allen urging them to sign Colin Kaepernick. ...
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Seattle City Council on Eve of Homeless Sweeps: We Should Have Listened to Tent City Tenants, ‘That was Our Mistake’

Photo: Margo Vansynghel
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After the city council meeting, the group of residents and advocates went to Mayor Ed Murray’s office and waited for two hours to speak with a representative. ...
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Sawant: Wells Fargo Divestment ‘Rebukes Wall Street, Big Oil, Billionaire Class’

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant
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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, NoDAPL Seattle, and 350 Seattle celebrated unanimous Committee approval of Sawant’s bill to divest from Wells Fargo and adopt socially responsible banking practices. ...
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Sawant: Amazon Must Guarantee Safe Conditions, Strong Wages, Fair Contracts for All Contractors

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Sawant is calling on Amazon to heed the demands of pilots from Atlas Air, Southern Air, and Airborne Air, all represented by Teamsters Local 1224. ...
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Seattle City Councilmembers Inaugurated in Historic Ceremony, Remarks

Councilmember Kshama Sawant/Seattle City Council Photo
Politics Local
The historic oath of office ceremony ushered in first district-based representation system since 1910. Councilmember Debora Juarez became the first enrolled Native American to serve on the Seattle City Council. ...
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Council Committee to Consider Ban on Limiting Rent Increases

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Current state law does not allow cities to limit rent increases. Seattle has seen rent increases of up to 145 percent during 2015. ...
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Seattle Public School Teachers Strike for First Time in 30 Years, Public Meeting

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Seattle students will not be returning to school as scheduled. Instead, teachers will hit the picket line for the first time in 30 years. ...
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Kshama Sawant Calls for Accurate Accounting of Net Affordable Housing Units

Kshama Sawant at the SEIU 1199NW rally at Swedish in July 2015
Politics Local
Councilmember Kshama Sawant has requested Seattle City Council be supplied with an accurate accounting of affordable housing units. ...
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Hundreds Convene at Church to Discuss Hate Crimes

Sawant LGBTQ Hate Crimes Forum/Photo: Matt Landers, GSBA
Top News Local
The overall mood of the debate appeared distressed and yet, at the same time, energized - in part because of the uptick in crime. ...
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