"Mosqueda says she jumped into politics with other members of a Chicanx students group at the University of Washington, protesting in solidarity with the Zapatistas and against the World Trade Organization. She then turned to local service, helping seniors secure health insurance and other assistance through Sea Mar Community Health Centers. Mosqueda earned a master’s degree while working for the state Department of Health, sought insurance for undocumented-immigrant kids at the Children’s Alliance, sat on the state board that oversaw the rollout of Obamacare in Washington, and is now political director for the Washington State Labor Council." … Read More
“I know what it’s like to stand up even when your voice shakes, even when it seems impossible,” Mosqueda said. “We can fight for labor standards. And that’s what I will do, standing on the front line, on the strike line, on the fence with you. I am going to be that voice with you, not for you.” … Read More
"Grant tried to attack Mosqueda for being late to a forum and it backfired horribly. Asked about rights for people with disabilities, Grant criticized Mosqueda for being late to a recent forum with a disability advocacy group because she was "in Bellevue." Mosqueda responded that she was in Bellevue to protest Betsy DeVos" … Read More
“I have organized my whole life to make sure that people are actually having their voices heard in the halls where policy changes are being made. But I’ve also been on the streets from WTO in ’99 to — as I mentioned throughout the years — can you even count how many rallies we’ve been to this year? I can’t. But I know the importance of both being in the street and being in the halls where policy decisions are being made. I am an organizer at my core. I’m also proud to say that I will work with anyone that I’ve met with. I will meet with anybody, but the question is, how do we hold people accountable? How do we make sure that policy is based on our terms? And how do we make sure that policy is rooted in community needs? And you do that by organizing.” … Read More
The Seattle Times fears Teresa Mosqueda. And what is it they fear? That she will be more effective than Grant. Mosqueda has more political experience, is overwhelmingly supported by urbanists, and has deep roots in the labor movement. And most importantly, unlike Grant, Mosqueda is running on a solid record of accomplishments. She was on the state board that rolled out and oversees Obamacare. To the use the words of former County Executive Ron Sims, she is “a respected health-care policy advocate with the heart of a caregiver.” Mosqueda also chaired the Farmworker Coalition and the Anti Wage Theft Coalition, and she helped found the Racial Equity Team. Since 2015, she has been the Political and Strategic Campaign Director for the Washington State Labor Council, an organization that is "implementing last year's successful ballot measure to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick time across Washington." … Read More
Signatures include dozens of high-profile names—both mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, three female city council members (Sally Bagshaw, Debora Juarez, and Lorena Gonzalez), special advisor to the mayor Sera Day, former deputy mayor Hyeok Kim, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Gender Justice League director Danni Askini, and several state legislators... "Too often that type of language is what we hear in the work place every day,” Mosqueda said. adding that she thought Grant was telling editorial boards what they wanted to hear. “He can’t call himself a housing advocate and nod along with The Seattle Times when they say there’s enough affordable housing.”
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Last month, Sightline executive director Alan Durning joined Seattle mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan, and Seattle city council candidate Teresa Mosqueda on a panel at the Built Green Conference. Together, they discuss and debate how to make housing more affordable in the region, Seattle’s exclusive real estate and zoning history, and the intersections of green building, affordability, equity, and building policy. … Read More
"In response to a question from Butler about whether Washington has seen any efforts like I-940 before, Mosqueda raised last year’s successful drive for increasing the statewide minimum wage to $13.50. She also said the power in the police accountability initiative is “rooted in the experience of the families that are affected.” … Read More
The demonstrators held signs denouncing DeVos and others in the Trump administration. Some speakers included Seattle City Council candidate Teresa Mosqueda, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and King County Executive Dow Constantine. … Read More
“Progressive” is not a t-shirt you get to put on one day. It is years of fighting, being in the streets, on the strike lines, being with and from communities pushing for change, living the experience of systems failing you, and knowing how to make change—not just make noise or be there for the cameras. For those who do not live under the protection of systemic privilege, we do not know what it is to have what we need without a fight. Fighting does not make us “liberal” or “progressive.” The urgency to fight to have our basic human needs and dignity honored is survival. Fighting, and ultimately winning, radical policy changes does not make us “establishment.” It makes us effective … Read More
Patty Murray Make no mistake: if Judge Kavanaugh is seated on the Supreme Court bench, five men will be empowered to overturn Roe v. Wade and take us back to the days when women didn’t have the option of accessing safe, legal abortion.
The vast majority of Americans do not want this to happen—they do not want to see women’s constitutional rights rolled back.
So I urge everyone to talk to their friends about how much this matters. Share your stories, rally, call and write to your Senators. There is simply too much at stake to sit on the sidelines. ... See MoreSee Less