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Morales, Sawant announce acceleration of big business tax
Morales, Sawant announce acceleration of tax on Amazon, big business to fund COVID-19 relief

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3 - Central Seattle) and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2 - South Seattle & Chinatown/Int'l District) announce an acceleration of legislative plans to provide emergency city relief for low-income households, seniors and workers who are struggling with the economic fallout from COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, Sawant and Morales announced a tax proposal  ("Amazon Tax") to fund a massive expansion of social housing and the Green New Deal. On Wednesday, they announced a proposal to accelerate their legislation, with the first-year proceeds going to provide monthly emergency cash assistance up to 100,000 households and individuals impacted by the social and economic consequences resulting from this pandemic.

Speakers include: 

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales

Councilmember Kshama Sawant

Violet Lavatai, Executive Director, Tenant Union of Washington

Amzi Jeffs, UAW 4121, the union of Academic Student Employees and Postdocs at the University of Washington

Matt Smith, Amazon cargo worker

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