Town Hall Graphic And Event Pages

Join the 43rd District Democrats for a discussion with Compassion Seattle and House our Neighbors about homelessness and the proposed Seattle charter amendment (Measure 29). All Seattle residents are invited to attend. The 43rd District Democrats’ Policy Committee will host this discussion.

Writing Parking Reform for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston

The following are excerpts of what I wrote for Andrew’s Parking Reform policy: In a city of roughly 750,000 people, Seattle has at least 1.6 million parking spaces. And they’re worth approximately $35.8 billion, with a B. The cost really adds up when we take into account all the carbon-intensive cement that goes into buildingContinue reading “Writing Parking Reform for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston”

King County Council Candidate Shukri Olow: Marginalized People, ‘You Belong Here’

Shukri Olow, a first-time candidate deemed a community leader among many in Kent, seeks to unseat incumbent Dave Upthegrove who has served on the King County Council representing District 5 since 2014. She would be the only Black woman on the Council if elected. Via South Seattle Emerald

Stay Housed, Stay Healthy campaign efforts

[Shout out to Matthew Lang for being such an awesome organizer! And Katie Wilson at TRU!] “With Mayor Durkan, King County Executive Constantine, and Governor Inslee’s Eviction Moratorium set to end 3/31, we must come together to ensure we do not lose home.” Join us Tuesday, May 11 at 6PM for a virtual rally inContinue reading “Stay Housed, Stay Healthy campaign efforts”

Personal efforts during the 2021 legislative session

I encourage folks to join in supporting and/or sharing and tracking these legislative efforts as well! In my work capacity at Sierra Club, I push for, and align with: a Clean Fuels Standard (HB 1091) Healthy Homes & Clean Buildings (HB 1084 / SB 5093) the Healthy Environment for All, or HEAL, Act (SB 5141)Continue reading “Personal efforts during the 2021 legislative session”

Elected Communications Chair of the 43rd Washington State Democrats’ Board

My 2021 candidate statement was as follows: We are all in a pivotal moment where word choice and our ability to energize those around us is crucial. I know the difference strong messaging makes. I know the gravity of this moment–during a pandemic when we’re weeks after a white supremascist coup and days before DemocraticContinue reading “Elected Communications Chair of the 43rd Washington State Democrats’ Board”

Most things are made, but for whom?

People typically accept things as they are. When we see a road, a home, a park, a restroom, we don’t wonder why they’re there—or think about why they’re not. This is particularly true when we lack the cultural and historical knowledge of oppression embedded in our lives to ask why.  Looking deeper, nearly everything aroundContinue reading “Most things are made, but for whom?”

As with all else, the climate crisis and COVID-19 intertwine

As our communities confront the reality of COVID-19 and a recession, there is increasing clarity that low-income people and communities of color face both disportionately high rates of illness and death from the virus, and greater financial vulnerability. But our ability to meet the severe challenge of this moment is hampered by leadership that refusesContinue reading “As with all else, the climate crisis and COVID-19 intertwine”