Seattle Bike Blog
Replay and recap: City Council Position 8 transportation and housing forum

Every one of Teresa Mosqueda’s answers was packed with energy. She sort of made everyone else (except maybe Sheley Secrest) look like they were standing still, especially McGregor and Hisam Goueli who had the misfortune of going before and after her. Right out the door, she framed transportation and housing as public health issues. “My life’s work has been in public health,” she said, and that means “more walkable, bikeable neighborhoods.” Mosqueda linked safe streets both to the global and national movement to fight climate change and to local environmental justice issues. “There are communities throughout our city who are dying at higher rates becuse of their zip codes and their race,” she said. While she wasn’t equivocating on the need for safer streets, she said the city can do more to get community buy-in. … Read More

The C is for Crank outlines Teresa Mosqueda's strengths in the race for Seattle City Council
Never Mind the Mayoral Race. Here’s the City Council Position You Should Be Watching.

Mosqueda can point to a long list of concrete accomplishments in Olympia as well as a long list of supporters from state government and the labor movement, including 22 state legislators, more than a dozen unions, and Congresswoman (and former state legislator) Pramila Jayapal. … Read More

The Stranger
Guest Editorial: We Need to Get Real About Affordable Housing

On New Year’s Eve, our neighbor emailed to say she and her husband—a 91-year-old World War II veteran recently diagnosed with cancer—had to be out of their apartment by February. She worried about finding an affordable place in the neighborhood where they had lived for decades. … Read More

K5 gets to know Teresa Mosqueda
Extended interview: Council candidate Teresa Mosqueda

'When I look around the city, I dont see shared prosperity. I dont see a Seattle where everyone can afford to live. I want to see a Seattle where people who work here, can afford to live here. Where seniors, who've worked here their entire lives can stay in their homes and retire here. I want to be there to make sure that everyone can afford to live in the city that they love'. … Read More

The Spokesman-Review
Biz groups give up legal challenge to minimum wage, paid leave initiative

Teresa Mosqueda, campaign chairwoman for Raise Up Washington, one of the campaign organizations supporting I-1433, said the proposal is clearly about related labor standards because any worker knows that if they don’t have paid sick leave and lose a day’s pay it effects their overall paycheck, just as a higher minimum wage does. The Kittitas County ruling showed the ballot measure received broad support around the state, she said, and the business groups are merely recognizing that Sparks’ decision wasn’t going to overturned by a higher court. “I’m glad that they see the writing on the wall,” Mosqueda said. … Read More

State of Reform sits down with Teresa Mosqueda to discuss The Affordable Care Act
What They’re Watching: Teresa Mosqueda

'If we start unraveling the Affordable Care Act right now we know there’s going to be consequences not just for individuals, but for the community, for business and Washington State as whole. So it’s incumbent upon us to come together to really find solutions at the state level.' … Read More

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Mosqueda announces run for City Council

A local labor leader and health care advocate is the latest candidate to enter the fray for the open at-large Seattle City Council seat.

In mid-January, Washington State Labor Council political and strategic campaign director Teresa Mosqueda joined ex-Tenants Union Executive Director Jon Grant and NAACP Vice President Sheley Secrest, among others, in the race to replace outgoing Councilmember Tim Burgess.

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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.
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