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#DoorKnockTheBlock: Building a Progressive Movement
October 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
In these challenging times, Seattle must both be the first line of offense and the last line of defense when it comes to protecting our progressive values. Every community we care about is under threat from the Trump Administration: women, people of color, immigrants, seniors, workers, the LGBTQ community, and more. Our health care, environment, and education system are under attack and we must stand firm against these threats. We need to both protect the rights of every Seattle resident and move forward to create a more equitable Seattle—one where everyone is given the opportunity to succeed. We must defend workers’ rights, protect our health care, stand up for seniors and the most vulnerable, protect Seattle’s environment, and invest in our communities.
Join us as we focus on issues around Seattle’s Progressive Values! We will be door knocking with our community partners who are passionate about these issues.
If you would like to join us, contact our Field Director Tai at:
- Push for progressive tax options, like a statewide high-income earners tax and a tax on Capital Gains, to right-side-up our upside-down tax system so that small businesses shoulder less of the tax burden.
- Oppose any effort—at the local level or from Trump—to impose so-called “right to work” legislation that harms workers and decreases earnings.
- Maintain healthcare for women, immigrants, low-income, and the LGBTQIA+ community through a city-based clinic network.
- Advance Seattle’s Age Friendly Initiative to promote infrastructure improvements and community & health services so our seniors and families can get around.
- Advance Seattle’s Equity & Environment Agenda to push for community-centric strategies to fight for environmental justice.
- Create “Just Transition” workforce training opportunities to transition carbon-heavy industries to jobs in the green energy economy and maintain good living wage jobs.
- Create a citywide municipal broadband utility, modeled after the success the city has had with Seattle City Light, so that all Seattle residents have fast, affordable internet to help businesses, help workers find job opportunities, and create access for all.