Posts for 'Civil Rights'

Dance for Social Change

April 14th, 2014

Dance the Dream aims to create a shared life-affirming experience that brings people together to inaugurate a new era of progress and possibility.

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Council Hears Options for Homeowners Struggling in Seattle

March 26th, 2014

I agree that the City must find new, creative ways to provide assistance to Seattle homeowners who are struggling.

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NAACP Town Hall Event – March 6th

February 26th, 2014

Anyone at all who has been impacted by the foreclosure crisis is welcome to attend.

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Boycott Poverty Tomorrow

February 19th, 2014

 Tomorrow, on January 20, Seattle fast food workers and their supporters will be boycotting the big burger chains — McDonald‘s, Burger King, and Wendy’s.  If you want to join them, you can pledge to Boycott Poverty on February 20th. If you want to do more, you can sign up to join a boycott line. The folks […]

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Come to a Seattle Workforce Housing Forum Next Week

January 31st, 2014

We don’t want to continue to price people out of Seattle with long commutes to work, contributing to pollution and suburban sprawl.

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Seattle Indian Services

December 16th, 2013

Today, the Council passed an ordinance approving the Seattle Indian Services Commission’s decision to transfer of the Leschi Center building to the Seattle Indian Health Board and a Resolution in support of the social services provided by the Seattle Indian Center.

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We Can’t Wait Part 2

November 20th, 2013

You may know that I have been seeking to increase shelter capacity for several years now, with a specific focus on unsheltered families with children beginning in 2011.  You can read more about those past efforts here. As a part of this year’s budget process, the Council voted  Monday to fund new shelter capacity for […]

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High Cost of Renting

October 4th, 2013

I thank the Mayor for his recently stated concern about the proliferation of rent increases, I share that concern and agree with him that we must do something. A related issue we should immediately address is the need to increase assistance under the City’s Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance, received by low-income renters who have to […]

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Health Care Coverage is Here

September 25th, 2013

Do you need to find a health plan that meets your needs and fits your budget? Well, here is a new way for you to find, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage. It’s called Washington Healthplanfinder. Residents of Seattle can get help enrolling at a free event coming up: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-5 p.m. […]

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Council Receives New Home Foreclosure Report; Proposes Permanent Solutions, Not Short Term Fixes

September 11th, 2013

Washington’s twin negative equity and foreclosure crises are steadily growing worse

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