From the Stranger 2017 General Election endorsement:
“González was the first council member to publicly call on Murray to resign and said her council colleagues should consider impeaching him if he refused…González deserves credit for being willing to stand almost alone in this call. A savvy, independent council member, González has also led on ambitious pro-worker legislation and securing funding for legal aid for undocumented immigrants…Vote González.”Read More
We are proud to have earned the support of women’s groups and many more progressive organizations throughout Seattle. Take a minute to view our endorsement list!Read More
I was proud to help champion paid family leave for all Washingtonians. Working with a bipartisan coalition and the Governor we were finally able to make these basic protections a reality for our state’s workers.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
“It is my sincere hope that funding these organizations will provide much needed protections against deportation for families that have built lives in the Seattle area,” Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González said in a statement. “These organizations are committed to defending the constitutional rights of immigrants and refugees by providing access to quality civil legal aid. Together, our community navigators and civil legal aid organizations are on the frontline of protecting immigrants and refugees from ongoing attacks by the Trump Administration.”Read More