Father’s Day generates less sentimental gushing than Mother’s Day. But as this Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded that just as struggling moms need fair pay and paid family leave a lot more than flowers, fathers need these policies, too –more than a new tie or camping toaster. Continue reading A Long Overdue (Economic) Gift for Our Fathers→
After Seattle’s City Council announced 8 finalists to fill the vacant position 9 council seat vacated by former councilmember Sally Clark earlier this week, the Emerald sent interview request to those finalists living within the South Seattle area. The City Council will be convening a special hearing at 4:00pm today to hear presentations from finalists and receive comments from the public. They will then appoint a replacement for the position at Monday’s City Council meeting, which will take place at 2:00pm.
There is a powerful movement growing in Seattle. It is a movement led by youth and communities of color that brings together neighbors, faith leaders, and communities most impacted by juvenile justice, working together against King County’s new youth jail. The people have shown overwhelming opposition to the construction of the $210 million monument to racism at recent Seattle City and King County Council meetings. Continue reading “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” Rings True in King County Today→
Women’s work is central to our economy. Most households couldn’t make ends meet without women’s income. Yet, women make less than men across every occupation. Because employers find ways to pay women less, families struggle to pay their bills, and can’t save for education or retirement. Continue reading A Woman’s Work is Never Done: A New Economic Agenda→
Two weekends ago, President Obama delivered an impassioned speech on the 50th anniversary of Selma’s “Bloody Sunday.” Obama’s message offered an optimistic counterpoint to the gruesome events that transpired that day and to last week’s latest batch of disheartening headlines. The following stories, a fresh crop harvested from the fertile fields of American racial injustice, remind us that the fight in Selma remains unfinished. Continue reading Ferguson Isn’t Fremont, Right?→