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People's Budget Town Hall 10/18/16

The People's Budget Town Hall opens up the doors of City Hall to ordinary people. This year's event focuses on the fight for affordable housing. Hosted by Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

Safe & Healthy Communities Public Forum 9/29/16

A public forum hosted by Councilmember Mike O'Brien to review proposed solutions created as a result of the July 29, 2016 Safe and Healthy Communities Public Forum. The event begins with an introduction from the Councilmember and descriptions of proposed solutions, which aim to address safety and public health issues.

Public Forum on Paid Family and Parental Leave 7/30/16

Councilmember Kshama Sawant and the Martin Luther King County Labor Council host a public forum on paid family and parental leave in Seattle.

Speakers include:

Nicole Grant, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Martin Luther King County Labor Council
Mark Watson, Coalition of City Unions
Rachel Berkson, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Kamaria Hightower,Communications Director, Martin Luther King County Labor Council
Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Jaron Reed Goddard, Commissioner & Immediate past Chair, Seattle Women's Commission
Dr. Sheley Secrest - Vice President, NAACP
Shane Maldonado - Executive Director, LGBTQ Allyship
Dr. William Washington, MD,  Emergency Medicine Specialist
Leticia Parks, RN, Socialist Alternative member
Kim Earles - Ph.D in Political Science
Danielle Hulton - Owner, Ada's Technical Books & Café and The Office A Coworking Space
Kailyn Nicholson, Paid Family & Parental Leave coalition and Socialist Alternative member
Morgan Beach - Co-Chair, Seattle Women's Commission
Lynne Dodson - Secretary-Treasurer, Washington State Labor Council

Safe & Healthy Communities Public Forum 7/27/16

Councilmember Mike O'Brien hosts a community forum to engage, educate, and activate residents of District 6 and the larger-community to address public safety and public health issues.
Full agenda includes introduction by Councilmember Mike O'Brien. Following the event introduction, informative speakers series includes Alison Eisinger, Executive Director of Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness, Lisa Daugaard, Director of the Public Defender Association, and a representative from the Seattle Police Department. The largest portion of the event will occur after and will be small group sessions where participants can engage with one another and expert facilitators for productive conversations on the issues and responding to some of the speakers' points. Groups will have the opportunity to provide report backs and Councilmember O'Brien will provide closing remarks.

Town Hall Meeting on Workplace Rights at REI

Councilmember Kshama Sawant hosts a public forum to support REI Employees for Real Change - workers who are fighting for a living wage, fair scheduling, and the right to unionize. Included on the agenda are Nicole Grant, a representative from the Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council, and Joe Earleywine, Organizing Director, UFCW Local 21, the state's largest private-sector union, with over 44,000 members in retail, health care, and other jobs.

Ending Mass Incarceration | LEAD: An Alternative to Jail and Prison

Join Councilmember Kshama Sawant & the Capitol Hill Community Council to discuss expanding the Law Enforcement-Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program to Capitol Hill.

We Can End Homelessness - People's Assembly 2016

Join Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant along with Seattle activists and organizers to discuss building a movement to end homelessness and make Seattle affordable for all. More details.

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