Hacks & Wonks Podcast: Week in Review (Aug.26)

On the show, Crystal Fincher is joined by political consultants Dujie Tahat and Kelsey Hamlin, from DTC and The Poet Salon Podcast! They start off the show discussing the King County Prosecutor race, looking at the candidates’ views on the Youth Diversion Program, and breaking down the candidates’ views and approaches to public safety. TheyContinue reading “Hacks & Wonks Podcast: Week in Review (Aug.26)”

PAC Postcards I designed

With the edits and feedback of our fellow elected 43rd District Executive Board, I designed and finalized the postcards of our endorsed candidates that we printed and will send to 43rd District voters. Together, we made sure the format was correct to local filing, finance, and postage laws, while I helped direct our Elections CommitteeContinue reading “PAC Postcards I designed”

Endorsements Press Release

We’re Proud to Endorse Seattle’s Bold Progressives: Nikkita Oliver, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, & Lorena González SEATTLE — The 43rd District Democrats are excited to announce that we’ve elected to endorse our most progressive slate of candidates yet. And, this year, it hits a little different: These candidates will have the backing of our snowballing PAC. ThanksContinue reading “Endorsements Press Release”

Public restrooms policy

Excerpts I wrote for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston’s campaign policy proposal: …our unhoused neighbors don’t have that [“hopefully-I-make-it-home-before-I-have-to-go“] luxury, and because we don’t have publicly accessible bathrooms, we nearly incentivize further criminalizing homelessness because the City made it so people have nowhere to go. Across our whole city, we have six (6) public bathroomsContinue reading “Public restrooms policy”

Retake the right-of-way policy

Excerpts I wrote for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston: …Right-of-ways—usually that random grassy space typically between a sidewalk edge and the curb all the way to the same thing on the other side of the street—take up 26% of Seattle’s land. A quarter! Most of it isn’t space taken up for people, it’s space weContinue reading “Retake the right-of-way policy”

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.

Recap: Seattle’s recent moves on building electrification in a Green New Deal

By Kelsey Hamlin, Volunteer Outreach & Development Coordinator Two weeks ago, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan released an Executive Order (EO) outlining the city’s next steps in implementing a Seattle Green New Deal (SGND). You can find our response to the news in our Jan. 8 press release. Of particular interest: Mayor Durkan committed all new cityContinue reading “Recap: Seattle’s recent moves on building electrification in a Green New Deal”

Sierra Club’s response to Mayor Durkan’s Executive Order

I wrote the following press release, including quotes approved by the two contacts, regarding building electrification in Seattle: Via Sierra Club Washington State Chapter Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Contact:Brittney Bush Bollay, brittneybush@gmail.com, 805-540-0259Jesse Piedfort, jesse.piedfort@sierraclub.org, 206-947-6529 Seattle, WA—Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an Executive Order today on the Seattle Green New Deal, including a commitment to move awayContinue reading “Sierra Club’s response to Mayor Durkan’s Executive Order”