Don't let corporate cash buy City Hall.
Re-elect the councilmember money can't buy.
Kshama Sawant is not for sale. As always, she does not accept a penny from corporations, CEOs, business lobbyists, or big developers.
This year, corporate PACs are unleashing a record-breaking corporate onslaught against Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Wealthy Republicans, notorious real-estate developers, and dozens of top Amazon executives are bankrolling her opponent.
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Don't let corporate cash buy City Hall.
Fight for the City We Need
Rent Control and Homes for All
Seattle needs rent control, citywide and free of corporate loopholes! The for-profit housing market has failed working people. Tax Amazon and big business for a massive expansion of social housing — build tens of thousands of high quality, ecologically sustainable, permanently affordable, city-owned homes. Fund homeless services and affordable housing with developer impact fees and a vacancy tax on corporate landlords. Fight evictions and redlining with economic evictions assistance, inclusionary zoning, and a Tenants’ Bill of Rights.
A Green New Deal for Working People
Seattle should be a real climate leader by becoming 100% renewable-energy based by 2030. Tax the rich to massively expand public transit, making it fully electric and free. I will fight to create thousands of living-wage union jobs with a major expansion of wind and solar by Seattle public utilities and retrofitting homes and businesses to the highest efficiency standards. We need a rapid shift away from fossil fuels – bring the big U.S. energy corporations into democratic public ownership and retool them for clean energy.
From #MeToo to #Fightback
Build the movement against sexism, sexual violence, and workplace discrimination. Establish an elected, independent office to investigate workplace sexual and gender harassment, with full powers to hold corporations accountable. End the gender pay gap, beginning with an audit of pay disparity in all companies doing business in Seattle. Expand the city’s programs against domestic violence and housing alternatives and shelters for women leaving abusive relationships. Free childcare and reproductive health care for all!
Unite against Racism and Bigotry
End detentions and deportations and make Seattle ICE-free! Municipal voting rights for all residents – no human being is illegal. Stop hate crimes against Muslims and LGBTQ people! Fund trans-inclusive services and fight for full equality for all LGBTQ people. No new youth jail - use the $200 million to fund education and youth jobs programs because #BlackLivesMatter. Create an elected community oversight board with full powers to hold police accountable. Fight Trump! Regardless of new federal policies, the city should reject all companies and agencies with discriminatory practices.
Don't Let Seattle Become a Playground for the Rich
Tax the rich, not working people, to fully fund public schools and to create free, high-speed municipal broadband. Support the fight to unionize Amazon and all workplaces in Seattle. Solidarity with tech workers standing up against the surveillance state and militarism and with #TechWontBuildIt. Reject New Seasons - no new anti-union grocery stores in Seattle! Stop privatization of Sound Transit buses. Stand with teachers defending public education in Seattle and nationally. Pass a capital gains tax! Bring school bus service and emergency ambulance services into full public ownership.
We Need a Socialist Alternative
Trump bragged that “America will never be a socialist country.” Yet a majority of Americans support Medicare-for-All, taxing big business, free college education, and enthusiasm for socialism is rapidly growing. With our technology and human ingenuity, we should be on our way to a green future, not climate catastrophe. We need a new party for working people, independent of corporate money and rooted in social movements. Capitalism has failed the 99%. Socialists fight for a fundamentally different kind of society based on democracy, equality, sustainability and solidarity.
October 15, 2019
Proud NOT to be endorsed by the corporate Seattle Times
We’re not surprised that the Seattle Times endorsed our corporate-backed opponent for Seattle’s District 3. Time and time again, the Seattle Times has viciously opposed pro-worker policies and been a mouthpiece of big business. During our fight for 15 Now, the Seattle Times first tried to stop the $15 minimum...
October 09, 2019
Sawant Announces She Will Not Attend Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Forum
Pledges to continue to fight for police accountability and help fund LEAD, restorative justice programs Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who is running for her second re-election from Seattle City Council District 3, announced today that she will not be attending the October 9 candidate forum organized by the Seattle Police Officers...
October 02, 2019
Sorry Egan Orion, it’s not “just us.”
More than 500 people came out last week to watch the Seattle CityClub’s District 3 televised debate. Watch for yourself to see the clear choice between socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who unapologetically fights for working people in Seattle, and our opponent, who has received more corporate cash than any other...