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#DoorKnockTheBlock: Empowering Immigrants/Refugees and Communities of Color
November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seattle must be a city that works for everyone, regardless of immigration status or how long you’ve lived here. We need strong policies that stand up for our vibrant communities and defend immigrants and refugees who make this the Seattle we love. As your City Councilmember, I will ensure our city council is defending immigrant communities that are under assault from the federal government. We must defend immigrant workers against raids and ICE intimidation, which will strengthen our entire workforce’s sense of safety and cohesion. We must continue the fight to be a city that welcomes and provides sanctuary for all- a city where we stand behind refugees and immigrants and make sure every Seattleite- with or without documents- has access to their rights. As your city councilmember, I will fight to protect immigrants and refugee communities from the Trump agenda by expanding healthcare, childcare, affordable housing, and affordable college to every resident in our city.
Join us as we focus on issues around Immigrants/Refugees and Communities of Color! 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:
- Lead by example by awarding contracts to those that hire locally and include high numbers of immigrant and minority workers and apprentices.
- Provide two years of free tuition at any state college for all students in Seattle, regardless of immigration status.
- Expand assistance for small loans for businesses through a targeted micro-lending programs in underserved areas throughout Seattle and for immigrant and minority owned businesses.
- Mirror Portland’s MicroMercantes program to create space for small businesses to startup, much like the food innovation zone envisioned in Rainier Beach that just hit a hurdle, with an emphasis on immigrant startups.
- Maintain and expand health care for all residents- documented or not- through a city-based clinic network that offers community focused, affordable care.
- Fill in the gaps in health care for immigrants and low-income residents – explore San Francisco’s health care law that has successfully provided an option for health care to all their residents.