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Emerald Readers Give Their Picks For Mayor

With ballots dropping soon we asked Emerald readers and contributors to give us their reason for backing their preferred mayoral candidate.

 

Laura Loe, Voting for Cary Moon

Cary Moon has been a mentor to me for the last few years. When my fellow members elected me to the Executive Committee of Sierra Club Washington State Chapter, I expressed concerns about how historically white-led environmental movements had long harmed communities of color. Moon recommended an upcoming anti-racism workshop “Exploring Race & Class Intersections” that had helped her to begin to recognize her power and privilege. As the City of Seattle’s next Mayor, Cary Moon will confront institutional racism and systemic oppression within city government while doing the important work to find holistic solutions to Seattle’s housing crisis. It is not an accident my second choice for mayor, Nikkita Oliver, often cites Cary Moon as someone she admires in this complex mayoral landscape. Continue reading Emerald Readers Give Their Picks For Mayor

Mayoral Candidate Bob Hasegawa Says He Will Prove People Can Defeat Money in Politics

by Marcus Harrison Green

Flanked by family as he stood in front of downtown’s towering Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday afternoon, State Senator Bob Hasegawa publicly announced his candidacy for mayor of Seattle.

The staunch labor advocate, periodically pausing during his remarks to acknowledge honking Metro union bus drivers, declared himself a champion of Seattle’s working class at the kickoff. Continue reading Mayoral Candidate Bob Hasegawa Says He Will Prove People Can Defeat Money in Politics