“What's at stake this year is who runs Seattle — Amazon and big business or working people.”

Join us in building a powerful grassroots campaign to re-elect Kshama and continue our fight for the city we need.

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Kshama Sawant is not for sale. As always, she does not accept a penny from corporations, CEOs, business lobbyists, or big developers.

We can’t let corporate cash buy this election — but we know big business will try. In Kshama’s last race, our opponents were backed by CEOs, the Chamber of Commerce, the real estate lobby, Amazon, and three corporate PACs. Big business influence has only grown in Seattle, with Amazon alone spending $350,000 in 2017 to buy their mayoral pick, Jenny Durkan.

Our campaign will be run entirely on grassroots donations like yours. Donate today to re-elect Kshama Sawant, 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.

We can’t let corporate cash buy this election — but we know big business will try. In Kshama’s last race, our opponents were backed by CEOs, the Chamber of Commerce, the real estate lobby, Amazon, and three corporate PACs. Big business influence has only grown in Seattle, with Amazon alone spending $350,000 in 2017 to buy their mayoral pick, Jenny Durkan.

Our campaign will be run entirely on grassroots donations like yours. Donate today to re-elect Kshama Sawant, the councilmember money can’t buy.

“I have used my two terms in Seattle City Hall to help build powerful movements of working people to win historic victories in the face of fierce corporate opposition.”

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Fight for the City We Need

Tax Amazon - Affordable Housing for All

We need rent control! 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 by 2030. Tax the rich to massively expand public transit, making it free and fully electric. 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.

A City for Working Families

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 and the rich, free college education, and enthusiasm for socialism is rapidly growing. We need a new party for working people, independent of corporate money, rooted in and accountable to our social justice movements. Capitalism has failed the 99%. Socialists fight for a fundamentally different kind of society, based on democracy, equality, sustainability and solidarity.

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