by Zelda Foxall Chardonnay Beaver’s recent article for the South Seattle Emerald, “The Call for a National Moral Revival – Part 1: The Poor People’s Campaign Then and Now” reminds us that more than 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King led the Poor People’s Campaign to put the focus on poverty. The aim was … Continue reading OPINION | The Child Tax Credit Has One Last Chance for Expansion in 2022
The Poor People’s Campaign then and now by Chardonnay Beaver In 1967, after fighting against Jim Crow segregation and winning many civil rights victories for Black and Brown Americans, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many others, called for a “revolution of values” in America. The Poor People’s Campaign marks Dr. King’s philosophical shift … Continue reading Poor People’s Campaign: The Call for a National Moral Revival — Part 1
by Chardonnay Beaver In 1967, after fighting against Jim Crow segregation and winning many civil rights victories for Black and Brown Americans, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. The Poor People’s Campaign marks Dr. King’s philosophical shift from civil rights to human rights — … Continue reading Poor People’s Campaign: The Value of the Ballot — Part 2
by Hannah Krieg Tenants rights counselor Julissa Sanchez read from her phone at the Cancel the Rent Rally at Othello Park on the afternoon of Saturday, June 5 . She said it would be easier to read without her sunglasses on, because if she took them off, the crowd of a few dozen would see … Continue reading Activists Gather at Othello Park to Call for Cancelling Rent, Continuing Moratorium
by Rosette Royale For Chamel Simmons and her extended family, Thanksgiving 2012 is remembered not for its food, but for its incalculable grief.
by Erica C. Barnett (This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.) Proponents of a proposed amendment to the Seattle City Charter that would mandate (but not fund) spending on shelter and enshrine encampment sweeps in the city’s constitution have argued repeatedly that the proposal isn’t about sweeps.
by Mark Van Streefkerk Boxing has a special connection with South End communities, mainly because it’s so much more than just a sport. The Seattle boxing scene serves many different — and overlapping — groups of people: those primarily into fitness, kids seeking an afterschool activity, youth getting away from street-involved life, women, the LGBTQ+ … Continue reading Boxing Is for Everybody: Six Boxing Clubs Making a Difference in the South End
by Ashley Archibald As deputy mayor of Burien, Krystal Marx has some experience with political disagreement. As an unapologetic progressive, Marx has had to pass legislation in an ideologically diverse council that has exchanged pointed words over issues in the past. But Burien’s elected officials came together to pass tenant protections and hazard pay for … Continue reading In Run for Congress, Burien Deputy Mayor Krystal Marx Makes Housing Her Focus
by Chetanya Robinson While he was in Afghanistan as an executive officer during the Obama-era “surge,” Chris Franco’s life gave him a shove that would eventually inspire him to work in public service for the King County government and, in January this year, to run for a seat on the Metropolitan King County Council in … Continue reading Chris Franco, Veteran and County Office of Equity & Social Justice Leader, Is Running for King County Council
by Alex Garland Seattle has a new group of concerned citizens, and their sole focus is getting cruise ships out of Puget Sound. The “Seattle Cruise Control” (SCC) coalition has activists from multiple non-governmental organizations coming together for a “Cruise Free Salish Sea.” According to a press conference on Monday, July 19, at Smith Cove … Continue reading ‘Seattle Cruise Control’ Coalition Aims to Cancel Cruises