The South Seattle Emerald is proud to present our 2022 Electoral Debate! Join us tonight at 7 p.m. at Rainier Arts Center (or livestreamed to your device) where moderator Crystal Fincher will draw from community questions to find out where candidates and featuring Emijah Smith and Chipalo Street — both running to represent the 37th legislative district — stand on the issues that matter to you.Continue reading LIVE | South Seattle Emerald 2022 Electoral Debate
by Nura Ahmed
To help our readers make more informed voting decisions ahead of the Aug. 2 primary election, South Seattle Emerald interviewed all four candidates for Position 2 of the 37th Legislative District. Each candidate’s Q&A portion presents their perspectives in their own words.Continue reading Meet Emijah Smith, 37th Legislative District Primary Candidate
by Emijah Smith
I am a mother who loves my children. As a parent, it’s my responsibility to protect the safety of my family and keep them from harm.
I am a survivor. Seven years ago, my family’s safety was in jeopardy. Dangerous adults violated and disregarded a protection order when they came to my home with ill-intent to harm us. This incident was one in a long, traumatic series in which members of my family experienced violence and threats of violence. My entire family was harassed and our physical safety was threatened prior to and after the incident recently reported. I protected my family to the best of my ability. However reporting by The Seattle Times and particularly KUOW have represented this experience in ways that are an attack on my character and victim-blaming.