The Stranger, Seattle's largest alternative newspaper, has endorsed Councilmember Kshama Sawant! With a grassroots campaign that accepts no donations from big business and CEOs, Kshama Sawant has been leading the charge on affordable housing in the city. Housing affordability is now the biggest issue in every substantial political conversation in the city. This is exactly the power that independent, anti-corporate politicians can have with a movement behind them.
As the Stranger says: "Sawant's election and her work after being elected were instrumental in getting Seattle a $15 minimum wage. Now she wants to force the question of rent control at the state level (she wants the state to give Seattle the power to consider rent-control measures), which a lot of political types are saying is impossible. You know what else they said was impossible? A $15 minimum wage."
Winning The Stranger's endorsement is indicative of the power of the movement and the support Kshama has among working people. However, this is still an uphill battle. We face opposition from corporations and the full weight of the city establishment against rent control, a millionaire's tax, and against Kshama Sawant. In order to win these struggles, we need you to volunteer with this campaign today. We only have three weeks left until the voting ends on August 4th. Your involvement can change the outcome of this incredibly important race. Please donate what you can today to fight back against corporate politics. Vote Sawant!
Read the full endorsement here.