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Teresa Mosqueda on her mission to give a voice to the underserved
Council Conversations with Teresa Mosqueda

Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda has been fighting for family and worker's rights since she first made protest signs as a kid. That same intensity matured into a passion to help others: first, as an advocate for low-income seniors at SeaMar, then as a labor activist fighting for immigrant and refugee rights with the AFL-CIO. Now, as one of two at-large (citywide) council members, her mission at City Hall is to give a voice to the oppressed and speak up for those who feel underrepresented. Mosqueda joins host Josephine Cheng to discuss the proposed Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, which she spearheaded to ensure domestic workers such as nannies, house cleaners and home care workers have the protections most workers already have. And she weighs in on the city's response to its homelessness crisis and why she voted against the recent City Council repeal of the controversial "head tax" on large employers to help fund housing and services for homeless people.

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