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Join Me for UW’s Womxn of Color In Politics Forum! Ever wanted to learn about what it’s like to run for office as a woman of color? Join me, Seattle City Council Position 8 Candidate Teresa Mosqueda, and ASUW President Daniele Meñez to hear about our experiences! This Monday, May 15th, at 6 PM Husky Union Building Room 250 Continued
ICYMI: Murray Signs $1 Million Immigrant Legal Defense Fund Recent incidents at SeaTac International Airport, where refugees and immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries were denied entry into the U.S., and the detainment of Daniel Ramirez-Medina, a young man who was brought to the U.S. as a child, highlight the need for legal assistance for people facing immigration proceedings... Continued
Seattle officials propose $1M legal defense fund for immigrants   The latest arenas for the city of Seattle’s multi-front resistance to the Trump administration are likely to be immigration courts in Seattle and Tacoma. Two City Council members, with backing from Mayor Ed Murray, said Thursday they want to use $1 million in city money to establish a... Continued
Councilmember pitches Seattle paid family and medical leave Seattle Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez says it’s time for paid family and medical leave. She’s made a bold suggestion: Either the State does it, or the City will. “It’s fundamentally unjust to say that you can take time off, but we’re not willing to pay you to take care of... Continued
Family and parental leave policies are new front for labor supporters Efforts to craft a parental- and family-leave law are underway in the state Legislature, while Seattle City Councilmember M. Lorena González plans to introduce Wednesday a proposal for a leave law that would cover all employers within the city. … Councilmember González’s proposal, which she intends to introduce Wednesday... Continued

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