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Seattle City Council reaffirms support for immigrants, refugees

Seattle is a “welcoming city” that serves its residents regardless of their immigration or refugee status, says a resolution the City Council adopted by unanimous vote Monday.  The resolution says the city will reject any offer from the federal government to enter into an agreement authorizing Seattle police officers to carry out immigration enforcement.

“We will not capitulate to you, Mr. Trump,” Councilmember M. Lorena González said, drawing applause from supporters at City Hall.

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Seattlish: OH SHOOOOOOOOOOT! PAID FAMILY LEAVE IS COMING, Y’ALL!

YEAH THAT’S RIGHT. Or at least, well, it’s in the works. In a statement today, Councilmember Lorena González publicly backed a pair of bills submitted in Olympia by Senator Karen Keiser (D, Des Moines) and Representative June Robinson’s (D,  Everett). 

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Seattle Becomes the Third American City to Ban Conversion Therapy on LGBTQ Youth

Lorena González, the council member who drafted the new ordinance, gave a powerful speech upon introducing the legislation. "Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender is not an illness," she said. "Nor is it something that needs a cure."

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