Our Experience & Leadership Matters

October 19, 2017

As women, we know what it’s like to have our professional experience, accomplishments, and credentials questioned, minimized and too often underrated. We were disappointed to read The Seattle Times Editorial Board endorsement in the Seattle City Council Position 8 race.

Teresa Mosqueda is a proven leader in our community – a forceful champion of a more just and equitable society. She helped lead the successful statewide effort to expand access to affordable health care by expanding coverage for all children in Washington. She helped make sure the Affordable Care Act worked for all our neighbors, workers and families when she served on the Exchange Board for four years as the consumer and patient advocate. Teresa is a fighter for women and working people—helping to lead the coalition and write the statewide initiative that raised wages and provided paid sick leave for workers. She has fought to protect the rights of immigrants and refugees, and to guarantee reproductive justice for women. She is running for office and working full time, and continues to show an unwavering commitment to show up for causes beyond her campaign. That’s the kind of leadership our city needs.

Women should get credit for the work we do, and for our hard-won experience. We must stop making excuses or standing by while others overstate their resumes at the expense of women whose qualifications, experience, and track record are indisputable.

The Seattle Times Editorial Board lauds the “experience” of Teresa’s opponent, yet Teresa spent years helping craft the minimum wage and sick leave policy and leading the state-wide initiative that her opponent was hired for a period to work on.

Teresa not only has the real experience and applied skills to be an effective, inspiring Councilmember, she has the temperament to deliver while being deliberative and fair. At a time when our nation—and our city—are too often defined by what divides us, Teresa knows that to make real progress we must find common ground, build coalitions, and unite around shared values. A proven progressive, Teresa knows how to bring people together and get things done. Teresa respects people, she listens, and she is unafraid to speak her mind to create the changes our communities need. We need more people with these skills in City Hall.

That’s why Teresa has earned our support, and the support of more than 200 progressive organizations and diverse community leaders across Seattle. We hope you will join us in making sure our experience is honored and our voices heard. We hope you will also join us in voting for Teresa Mosqueda for Seattle City Council, Position 8.

Sincerely,

  • Aaron KatzFaculty, University of Washington*
  • Abby LawlorUnite Here Local 8*
  • Abigail Doerr, Political Director, Transportation for Washington*
  • Adair Dammann, Director of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii*
  • Adam BartzVice Chair, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board*
  • Adam RocaCommunity Member
  • Adam HutchinsonCommunity Member
  • Adrienne ThompsonGovernment Affairs Director, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17*
  • Aiko Schaefer, Community Leader
  • A’ja Champion, 9 Year Old Current and  Future Leader
  • Alan CharnleyFirst Vice Chair 32nd District Democrats*
  • Allegra McKeeStudent
  • Alejandra PérezEducation Equity Lead, Washington Dream Coalition*
  • Alex Alston, Policy Director, Washington Bikes*
  • Alexis TurlaDiversity Chair, Washington State National Women’s Political Caucus*
  • Alice Morales-GalvezCommunity Member
  • Alissa Haslam, Director, WinWin*
  • Alyson WrightLegislative Aide, Seattle City Council*
  • Amalia MaestasCommunity Member
  • Amirah Ziada MirzitehUnion Representative, UFCW 21*
  • Amy BowlesUnion Representative, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17*
  • Amy HartmanCommunity Member
  • Andrea BoormanCommunity Member
  • Andrea CaniniCommunity Member
  • Andrea SchmittWorkers’ Rights Advocate
  • Andy HeymanRainier Beach Resident
  • Angela ComptonHousing Advocate
  • Angela MarshallCommunity Member
  • Anita YandleWashington State Association for Justice*
  • Anne GienappCommunity Member
  • Anne Xuan ClarkCommunity Member
  • Annie SharrettCommunity Member
  • Annie Wise, Logistics Director, MLK Central Labor Council*
  • April Sims, Field Mobilization Director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO*
  • Archana Verma Archana VermaCommunity Member
  • Aretha Basu, Community Leader
  • Ashley KelmoreEmergency Manager
  • Audra AndrewsCommunity Member
  • Barbara WrightHealthy Community Advocate
  • Becky BogardGovernment Relations Consultant
  • Behnaz Nelson, Executive Director Professional and Technical Employees, Local 17*
  • Becki SmithNational Employment Law Project*
  • Ben CrowtherPolicy Director, The Urbanist*
  • Ben MitchellSocial Venture Partners*
  • Berit Eriksson, Sailor’s Union of the Pacific*
  • Beto YarceNonprofit Leader and Entrepreneur
  • Betsy WalkerCo-Chair, WA State Democrats Technology Committee*
  • Bill RumpfNonprofit Housing Developer
  • Billy DussCommunity Member
  • Binah Palmer, APACE PAC Board Member and Communications Director at SEIU 925*
  • Blanca HernandezCommunity Member
  • Bob Cooper Managing Partner, Evergreen Public Affairs*
  • Bob Zappone, Community Member
  • Bobby PearsonRetired RN
  • Brenda MedinaCommunity Member
  • Brenda Wiest, Legislative Director Teamsters 117*
  • Brenton ClarkCommunity Member
  • Brianna ThomasLWGSD, HBIC*
  • Brittney BollayFundraising Chair, 36th District Democrats*
  • Brooke BrodCommunity Member
  • Brooke Densmore WilliamsCommunity Volunteer
  • Bryan Gilderoy, UFCW 21*
  • Bryan YambeDeputy Mayor, City of Fife and APACE C4 Board Member*
  • Caitlin BensteadSEIU 925*
  • Cara BilodeauProgram Director
  • Carin Chase, President of the Washington State Federation of Democratic Women*
  • Cariño Barragán Talancón, Community Organizer at Casa Latina*
  • Carissa DicksonCommunity Member
  • Carli Rasschaery, Designer
  • Carolina LuceroSenior Vice-President, Sea Mar CHC*
  • Carolyn CunninghamCommunity Member
  • Carson FloraGeneral Counsel, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW*
  • Cary Moon, Seattle Mayoral Candidate
  • Cassandra ArmstrongYouthCare*
  • Casey Osborn-HinmanEarly Learning Advocate
  • Casey RukeyserCommunity Member
  • Cat Williams1st Vice Chair, King County Democrats*
  • Catherine MorrisonUrban Ag Leader
  • Charlene Strong, former Seattle City Council Candidate, small business owner
  • Charles Bond, Transit Advocate
  • Charlie LaphamCommunity Member
  • Charlton R. PriceMember, Metropolitan Seattle Democratic Club*
  • Chelsea BurroughsCommunity Member
  • Cheryl SizovCommunity Member
  • Cheryl Stumbo, Citizen Sponsor of I-594, Background Checks on all Gun Sales in WA
  • Christine LindquistExecutive Director, Washington Healthcare Access Alliance*
  • Christopher PattenFeminist Ally
  • Cindy Domingo, Chief of Staff, Council Member Gossett
  • Claire LaneAnti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition*
  • Connie MoffitNonprofit Fundraiser
  • Constance McBarronNWPC-WA, Barokas Public Relations*
  • Corey DahlEqual Rights Washington, Board Member*
  • Corey SnelsonTenants Rights Activist
  • Courtney GregoireCommissioner, Port of Seattle
  • Courtney NormandPublic Affairs Manager, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii*
  • Curtis PearsonRetired School Bus Driver
  • Crystal ChindavongsaPolitical Director, Friends of David Frockt*
  • Cynthia FoleyCommunity Member
  • Dan FordCommunity Member
  • Daniel DeddoPresident, Summit Union Technology Services
  • Dannielle Askini, Founder, Gender Justice League*
  • Danielle WallaceCommunity Member
  • Darragh KerrCommunity Member
  • David ColeArchitect
  • David GinsbergChair, 34th District Democrats*
  • David Loud, Lifelong Activist
  • David McLanahanCoordinator, Physicians for a National Health Program, Western Washington*
  • David MendozaBoard member: Latino Political Action Comm., Inst. for a Democratic Future, Progreso*
  • David MoserNeighborhood House*
  • Dawn Gearhart, Community Organizer for Teamsters 117*
  • Dawn TrudeauBoard Member, Economic Opportunity Institute*
  • Debbie Carlsen, Executive Director of LGBTQ Allyship*
  • Debbie GathTeamsters Local 38 Business Agent and Political Advisor*
  • Debora Juarez, Seattle City Councilmember District 5
  • Diana LehetCommunity Member
  • Diane Sosne, President SEIU Healthcare 1199NW*
  • Dolores Maria RossmanPresident, Rossman-Guerrero y Asociados*
  • Doris Koo, Principle Consultant, Yesler Community Collaborative*
  • Dustin LambroTeamsters 117*
  • Edwin Obras Edwin ObrasFilipino Community of Seattle
  • Eileen Cody, State Representative, 34th Legislative District
  • EJ JuárezExecutive Director, Amplify*
  • Elaine Ikoma KoCommunity Member
  • Elaine Rose, CEO of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii*
  • Eleanor HamburgerSirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger*
  • Eleanor KnightUFCW21*
  • Elena Perez, Worker Advocate
  • Elisabeth JamesSeattle Resident and Volunteer
  • Elise EvansCommunity Member, MPA
  • Elizabeth SallFounder of UrbanLabs LLC*
  • Ellen FergusonBurke Museum*
  • Elissa GossPolitical Director, NARAL Pro-Choice WA*
  • Emily CroneCommunity Member
  • Emily GaggiaEducation Coordinator at Casa Latina*
  • Emily KriegerCommunity Organizer
  • Emily NokesMusic Editor, BUST Magazine / Tacocat*
  • Emily RaymondCommunity Member
  • Emily Van Bronkhorst, Executive Vice President SEIU Healthcare 1199NW*
  • Emily WilsonHarborview ED RN*
  • Eric Gonzalez AlfaroLegislative and Policy Director, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO*
  • Erik HouserCommunications Manager, Campion Advocacy Fund*
  • Erin Haick, Political Director, SEIU 925; Co-Chair NARAL Pro-Choice Washington PAC*
  • Erin HertelCommunity Member
  • Erin House, Seattle for Everyone*
  • Erin SchultzNWP Consulting*
  • Essie HicksEssie Hicks Consulting and Meeting Facilitation*
  • Estela Ortega, Executive Director, El Centro De La Raza*
  • Eunice HowPresident, Seattle chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO*
  • Faride CuevasKing County Council*
  • Fatima DilekAttorney
  • Faye Guenther, Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW 21*
  • Felipe Rodriguez-FloresCommunity Member
  • Fernando Mejia-LedesmaMain Street Alliance Action Fund*
  • Gabriela Quintana, President, Latino PAC of Washington*
  • Gael Tarleton, State Representative, 36th Legislative District
  • Gaelen FechnerCommunity Member
  • Gay GilmoreSmall Business Owner
  • Genevieve JonesCommunity Member
  • Gia Gillis LedesmaCommunity Member
  • Giselle CarcamoJustice for Women Coordinator at Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center*
  • Gordon WernerCitizen & Community Member
  • Grace HuangGender Justice Attorney/Advocate
  • Graciela Nuñez PargasUndocumented Youth Activist
  • Gregory FlynnCommunity Member
  • Guillermo MogollanWashington Dream Coalition*
  • Hanna Brooks OlsenWriter
  • Hannah BellingerCommunity Member
  • Hannah Lidman, Advocate for Women and Children
  • Heather DayCommunity Alliance for Global Justice*
  • Heather HollenbeckCommunity Member
  • Heather RalphCommunity Member
  • Heather Villanueva, Communication Organizer, SEIU 775*
  • Hilary Stern, Founding Director of Casa Latina*
  • Holly M. Davis, Political Affairs Manager, MBAKS*
  • Hwasook NamFaculty, University of Washington*
  • Hyeok KimFormer Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle
  • Ian JacobsonFormer Chair of King County Young Democrats*
  • Ilani NurickCommunity Member
  • Jack HollandLawyer
  • Jamie ClausenAttorney
  • James KriegerExecutive Director, Healthy Food America*
  • Jamie LeeDirector of Community Initiatives, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority*
  • Jamilah WilliamsWomen’s Rights Advocate
  • Jane SiskCommunity Member
  • Janet Chung, Gender Justice Advocate
  • Janet HindeCommunity Member
  • Janet ThomasCommunity Member
  • Janet VaronCommunity Member
  • Janice Tufte, Islamic Civic Engagement*
  • Janis TravenCommunity Organizer
  • Jarrett Cloud, Community Member
  • Jasmine MarwahaOne America Votes*
  • Jason SchmidtAuthor, A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me
  • Jayson MorrisCommissioner for Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities*
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember
  • Jeannie O’BrienSelander O’Brien Attorneys PLLC*
  • Jeff JohnsonPresident, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO*
  • Jennifer BarnesExecutive Management and Gender Equity Advocate
  • Jeniffer CallejaSeattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission*
  • Jennifer McCauslandGovernment Relations Consultant
  • Jennifer WhitesellCommunity Member
  • Jenny Durkan, Seattle Mayoral Candidate
  • Jenny ZwickCommunity Member
  • Jessa LewisHealthcare for All Washington*
  • Jesse PiedfortDirector, Sierra Club Washington State Chapter*
  • Jessi MurrayWomen’s Rights/LGBTQ Activist
  • Jessica BatemanOlympia City Council
  • Jessica FriedmannGraduate Student, University of Washington
  • Jessica Juarez Scruggs, Author and Staff, National People’s Action*
  • Jessyn Farrell, Former State Representative, 46th Legislative District
  • Jimmy HaunNorthwest Carpenters Union*
  • J’Nee DeLanceyUFCW 21 Executive Board*
  • Joan BartzCommunity Member
  • Joana RamosCommunity Member
  • Joann GrimmWomens’ Rights Activist
  • Joe KendoGovernment Affairs Director, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO*
  • Joe MizrahiPolitical and Public Policy Director, UFCW 21*
  • Joe SeaverCommunity Member
  • John AtkinsCommunity Member
  • John BancroftEarly Learning Advocate & My Daughter’s Father
  • Jonathan ScanlonExecutive Board member, 36th District Democrats*
  • Jordan AndersonCommunity Member
  • Joy LynchCommunity Member
  • Joy PakulakTeamster & Executive Board 34th District Democrats*
  • Judy de BarrosCommunity Advocate
  • Julia ShapiroMusician
  • Julianna RossCommunity Member
  • Julianne MooreWFSE AFSCME Activist*
  • Julie Anne KempfChair, 46th District Democrats*
  • Julie Pham, PhDCo-owner, Northwest Vietnamese News*
  • Julie PopperBoard Member, LGBTQ Allyship*
  • Kamaria Hightower, Communications Director MLK Central Labor Council*
  • Karen Deal, Executive Director, Washington State Democratic Party*
  • Karen Hart, President, SEIU 925*
  • Karen Keiser, State Senator 33rd Legislative District
  • Karen Strickland, President AFT Washington*
  • Karlene RytkonenPolitical Organizer, People for Derek Kilmer*
  • Karyn SchwartzProprietress, SugarPill Apothecary*
  • Kate BaberHousing Advocate
  • Kate GrahamStudent Organizer
  • Kate HoffmanWashington State Legislature
  • Kate OrtizCommunity Member
  • Kate WestResearch Scientist
  • Katherine BobmanSmall Business Owner
  • Katherine Eng, Student
  • Katherine LeggettFilmmaker
  • Katharine WeissCommunity Member
  • Kathleen BarnardPartner, Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitziv & Lavitt*
  • Kathleen BurkeCommunity Member
  • Kathleen ComptonCommunity Member
  • Kathy SampsonCommunity Member
  • Katie AzelbyCommunity Member
  • Katie Garrow, Political Director, MLK Central Labor Council*
  • Katie RogersCommunications Manager, Planned Parenthood*
  • Kelli SmithWashington State Budget & Policy Center*
  • Kendra ValdezMembership Action Director, UFCW21*
  • Kenny StuartPresident, Seattle Fire Fighters Union L27*
  • Kelly MeansCommunity Member
  • Kevin AllenPresident: Puget Sound Chapter-Coalition of Black Trade Unionists,* Member of WFSE Local 843*
  • Kia SangerUFCW 21*
  • Kirsten Harris-TalleySeattle City Councilmember Position 8
  • Kirsten WysenCommunity Member
  • Kraig CookCommunity Member
  • Kristen KussmannAttorney
  • Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising*
  • Kristina Logsdon, Chief of Staff, Councilmember Rod Dembowski; APACE PAC Board member*
  • Lainie FergusonState Committeewoman, Wahkiakum County Democrats*
  • Lan NguyenLegislative Aide, Councilmember Joe McDermott*
  • Lani ToddLegislative Director, SEIU 775*
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Laura Loe, University District Renter
  • Laura WickNeonatal Nurse
  • Laura WoodClinical Social Worker
  • Lauren Berkowitz, Burien City Councilmember
  • Lauren Craig, Housing Advocate
  • Lauren HippEarly Learning Advocate & Mom
  • Lauren VlasLegislative Aide, King County Council and NARAL Pro-Choice Political Action Committee Member*
  • Laurie LippoldCommunity Member
  • Laurie TranCommunity Leader
  • Leah HabermanStudent
  • Leah MissikProgram Manager, Built Green*
  • Leah RossCommunity Member
  • LeAnne MossCommunity Member
  • LeeAnne BeresFaith-Based Environmental Advocate
  • Leonard SmithDirector of Organizing and Strategic Campaigns, Teamsters Local 117*
  • Leslie DozonoCommunity Member
  • Lily M. Wilson-Codega, Political Director, Teamsters Joint Council 28*
  • Lily SilverStudent
  • Lindsay ScalfCommunity Member
  • Lisa BogardusAssistant Executive Secretary, Seattle Building Trades*
  • Lisa McElroy SweetenCommunity Member
  • Lisa MikesellResearch Coordinator, Center For Women’s Welfare*
  • Lisa PodellCommunity Member
  • Lisa Plymate, MDWashington State Director, Doctors for America*
  • Lisa Wellman, State Senator 41st Legislative District
  • Litonya LesterCommunity Member
  • Liz Berry, Executive Director, Washington State Association for Justice*
  • Liz HallExecutive Director, Institute for a Democratic Future*
  • Lorena González, Seattle City Councilmember Position 9
  • Lori KesslerCommunity Member
  • Luanda AraiBoard Member, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project*
  • Lucinda StroudCommunity Member
  • Lucinda Young, Washington Education Association Chief Lobbyist*
  • Lydia ElyStudent at the University of Washington*
  • Lylianna AllalaEnvironmental Justice Advocate
  • Lynne Dodson, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO*
  • Madeleine FoutchCommunity Member
  • Madeleine Sosin-Rocha Co-founder & Musician, Correo Aereo*
  • Maggie Humphries, National Women’s Political Caucus of WA*
  • Maha Jahshan, Community Advocate
  • Maiko Winkler-Chin, Executive Director Seattle Chinatown International Dist PDA*
  • Makini Howell, Owner, Plumb Bistro Restaurants*
  • Malikia AntonioMLK County Labor Council*
  • Maralyn Chase, State Senator 32nd Legislative District
  • Marcee Stone-VekichFormer Chair, 34th District Democrats*
  • Marcie Maxwell, Former State Representative 41st Legislative District
  • Margaret Casey, Community Member
  • Margo SchneiderCommunity Member
  • Maria Barrientos, Founder of Barrientos RYAN*
  • Maria LeiningerPolitical Science Professor
  • Marilyn BotcheosField Director, SEIU 925*
  • Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute*
  • Marissa Chavez, Board Member, Latino Political Action Committee*
  • Marivic BorromeoPhysician
  • Mark PutnamDirector, All Home*
  • Mark WatsonAFSCME Council 2*
  • Marsha Botzer, Founder of Ingersoll Gender Center*
  • Martha TofferiRetired, Systems Analyst
  • Martin GarfinkelLabor and Employment Attorney
  • Marty JacobsCommunity Advocate for Women and Children
  • Mary SpruteCommunity Member
  • Matt KanterChair, King County Young Democrats*
  • Matthew HepnerExecutive Director of the Certified Electrical Workers of Washington*
  • Maya RamakrishnanLaw Student
  • McKenna HartmanCommunity Member & Ninja
  • Megan WagonerCommunity Member
  • Megan WilliamsStudent
  • Mehret TekleCommunity Advocate
  • Melanie SmithHuman Services Advocate
  • Melinda McRaeUniversity of Washington, Staff*
  • Melinda Young-FlynnWashington State Budget & Policy Center*
  • Melissa BaileyHealthcare Advocate
  • Melissa TaylorCommunity Member
  • Melora HillerCommunity Member
  • Memo RiveraDeputy Organizing Director SEIU 775*
  • Mercedes ElizaldeSocial Justice Advocate
  • Mia McCurdyUniversity of Washington Bothell*
  • Michael EliasonCommunity Member
  • Michael MadduxTenants Union of Washington Board Member*
  • Michele ThomasTenants Rights and Affordable Housing Advocate
  • Michelle EspeutCommunity Member
  • Michelle GislasonLeadership and Organizational Development Consultant and Coach
  • Michelle HelmholzBusiness Agent Laborers 440* & PNW Region Women’s Caucus Committee Chair*
  • Mimi Wiltamuth, Student
  • Mina Hashemi MercerExecutive Director, House Democratic Campaign Committee*
  • Mindy Blaski, MDPhysicians for a National Health Program-Western Washington Advisor to the board*
  • Mindy Longanecker DeranekAssistant City Prosecutor, Seattle City Attorney’s Office*
  • Misha Werschkul, Executive Director, Budget and Policy Center*
  • Misty Shock Rule, APACE PAC Board Member*
  • Miriam Goodman-MillerMember, TWU Local 887*
  • Molly Belozer Firth, MCG Consulting*
  • Molly FraneyCommunity Member
  • Molly GibbsOrganizer, Communication Consultant*
  • Molly M. McCarthyCommunity Member
  • Mona DasCandidate CD 8, Community Leader, Business Owner
  • Montana JamesStudent and Community Member
  • Mozart GuerrierExecutive Director, 21 Progress*
  • Nancy Franco BowmanWDFW Employee*
  • Nancy Sapiro, Women’s Rights Advocate
  • Natalie KellyOrganizer, Unite Here Local 8*
  • Nicholas BoyleCommunity Member
  • Nicole Grant, Executive Secretary Treasurer, MLK County Labor Council*
  • Nicole Keenan, Director, Fair Work Center*
  • Nicole Macri, State Representative 43rd Legislative District
  • Nicole WillisFormer National Tribal Outreach Director, Bernie 2016*
  • Nina Martinez, Chair, Latino Civic Alliance*
  • Noel Frame, State Representative 36th Legislative District
  • Noelle RoyerCommunity Member
  • Norene SaldanaCommunity Member
  • Olgy Diaz, Party Affairs Director, Washington State Democrats*; Board Member, Feminist Progress PAC*
  • Olivia RobinsonCommunity Member
  • Osta DavisCommunity Member
  • Owen MeyerSoftware Engineer
  • Palmira FigueroaDevelopment Professional at Social Justice Fund*
  • Pamela Crone, Women and Worker’s Rights Advocate
  • Pamela EakesCommunity Volunteer
  • Paola MarananChild Advocate
  • Patricia Ann ScottCommunity Member
  • Patricia McInturffRetired, Director of Human Services, City of Seattle*
  • Patty KudererState Senator, 48th Legislative District
  • Paul Blaski, Retiree
  • Pauloes Berhe, Community Activist
  • Penny ReidAdvocate for Children and Families
  • Phillippa KassoverLake Forest Park City Council Member and Board Member, 46th District Democrats*
  • Phyllis Campano, President, Seattle Education Association*
  • Phyllis Gutierrez Kenny, former State Representative 46th Legislative District
  • Pramila Jayapal, US Representative 7th Congressional District
  • Precious ArneyCommunity Member
  • R. Omar RiojasPartner/Kelley, Goldfarb, Huck, Roth & Riojas, PLLC*
  • Rachael MyersWashington Housing Alliance Action Fund*
  • Rachel Alger, Graduate Student
  • Rachel BaerCommunity Member
  • Rachel WidthCommunity Member
  • Rae Hirschfeld-SmithStudent
  • Randy SimonCommunity Advocate
  • Raymond Niolu, University of Washington Retiree*
  • Rebecca KavoussiCommunity Member
  • Rebecca LaneCommunity Member
  • Rebecca MonteleoneChair, Sierra Club Seattle Group*
  • Rebecca Saldaña, State Senator 37th Legislative District
  • Rebecca SeeFired Up Community Member
  • Regan McBrideCommunity Member
  • Reiny CohenHousing Advocate
  • Renée Hopkins, CEO, Alliance for Gun Responsibility*
  • Richard CoxCommunity Member
  • Rick PolintanPresident, APACE C4* & Member Apala & FAPAGOW*
  • Rik DeskinActor, SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local President*
  • Rob HarrisonSeattle for Everyone*
  • Rob StearnsTeacher
  • Robby SternCommunity Member
  • Roberta RayImmigrant Rights Advocate & Recipient of the Golden Door Award from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project*
  • Robin WyssSEIU Healthcare 1199NW*
  • Rona PryorCommunity Member
  • Rosa GimsonSocial Justice Advocate
  • Rosa PowersEducator at Garfield High School*
  • Ross Cohen, Army Veteran
  • Roxana GomezCommunity Member
  • Roxana NorouziCommunity Member
  • Ruth KagiState Representative 32nd Legislative District
  • Ruth PérezRenton City Councilmember
  • Ruth SchubertPast President, Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild*
  • Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Councilmember District 7
  • Sally Clark, former Seattle City Council Member
  • Sam SumpterFinancial Secretary, UAW 4121*
  • Samantha Grad, Political Organizer, UFCW 21*
  • Samantha KersulDirector of Development and Operations, Washington Senate Democratic Campaign and Seattle Resident*
  • Samantha NovakManager of Community Programs, FIUTS*
  • Sara CurranSeattle Resident and Proud Progressive
  • Sara FranklinCommunity Activist
  • Sara LeggCommunity Member
  • Sarah BrightOrganizer, WFSE*
  • Sarah Cherin, Community and Political Allies Director UFCW 21*
  • Sarah HaleAttorney
  • Sarah KwiatkowskiAffordable Health Care Advocate
  • Sarah LuthensCommunity Member
  • Sarah MayesLegislative Aide, Seattle City Council*
  • Sarah SabayCommunity Member
  • Seferiana DayCommunity Leader
  • Seth Armstrong, Former State Representative 36th Legislative District
  • Shannon MurphyPresident of Washington Conservation Voters*
  • Shayna DaitchChair, Washington State Jewish Democratic Caucus*
  • Shenandoah Davis COO, Adventure Nannies*
  • Sejal Parikh, Executive Director, Working Washington*
  • Shaine Truscott, Deputy Director for SEIU 775*
  • Sharon ChenBoard President, Toxic Free Future*; Board Member Washington Conservation Voters*
  • Sharon MaedaMedia Activist
  • Shaunie Jacqueline WheelerPolitical Director, IBEW Local Union 78*
  • Shefali Ranganathan, Executive Director, Transportation for Washington*
  • Shelby IselerField Director
  • Shellea AllenNational President of Pride At Work*
  • Sherry Appleton, State Representative 23rd Legislative District
  • Sheryl SchwartzUniversity of Washington*
  • Shin Shin Hsia, Community Member
  • Sidney ChunDirector, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights – Seattle*
  • Simone Boe, Political Coordinator, Washington Education Association*
  • Siobhan RingChildren’s Alliance Mobilization Director*
  • Sophia DanenbergState Committee Member, 36th Legislative District
  • Soraya ChemalyWriter/Activist
  • Sprout HochbergCommunity Member in South East Seattle
  • Stacy Peck, Drummer for Childbirth*
  • Stefan MoritzUNITE HERE Local 8*
  • Stephanie PureCommunity Member
  • Stephanie SampsonCommunity Member
  • Stephen PaoliniCommunity Member
  • Sterling Harders, Vice President, SEIU 775*
  • Steve BauckCommunity Member
  • Steve LansingCommunity Member
  • Steven CloughPresident, AVO*
  • Sumayyah WaheedCommunity Member
  • Sudha Nandagopal, Environmental Justice Advocate; Board Member, OneAmerica Votes*
  • Sue Taoka, Community Development Advocate
  • Summer Stinson, President, Washington’s Paramount Duty*
  • Susan A. Palmer, Secretary-Treasurer District Lodge 751, IAM&AW*
  • Susan Crane, Executive Director, SkillUp Washington*
  • Susan LevyOutreach Vice President, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action*
  • Sutapa Basu, PhD, Director, Women’s Center UW*
  • Suzanne AndersonCommunity Member
  • Suzanne KovalAffordable Housing Professional
  • Suzette Espinoza-CruzCommunity Advocate for Parents and Young Children
  • Tai Yang-AbreuCommunity Organizer
  • Tammy Morales, Community Leader and Economic Justice Advocate
  • Tania María Rosario, Economic and Social Justice Organizer
  • Tara LeeOffice of Governor Jay Inslee*
  • Tara Thomas, Community Member
  • Tomas MadrigalFood Systems Researcher
  • Teresita TorresWaypoint Consulting*
  • Teo PopescuCommunity Member
  • Terri Mast, National Secretary-Treasurer, Inlandboatmen’s Union*
  • Theresa Purtell, IAFF27; Washington State Council of Firefighters Representative*
  • Tia Durham, Community Member
  • Tiffany Hankins, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington*
  • Tina Podlodowski, Chair, Washington State Democratic Party*
  • Tonya Ricks SterrUX Designer
  • Toshiko Hasegawa, Civil Rights & Police Reform Advocate
  • Tracie ChampionMom and Union Organizer SEIU 1199NW*
  • Tracy LaiAFT WA Vice President for Human Rights* & APALA, Seattle Chapter Vice President*
  • Treasure MackleyPolitical & Organizing Director Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii*
  • Tricia Schroeder, Executive Vice President SEIU 925*
  • Tyler CroneExecutive Director, ATHENA*
  • Vanesa GutierrezCommunity Member
  • Velma Veloria, former State Representative, Equity in Education Coalition* 
  • Venus Velázquez, Community Member
  • Whitney RearickAffordable Housing Advocate
  • Willa Hockley-SmithCommunity Member
  • Yasmin Trudeau Legislative Director/ Attorney General’s Office*
  • Yona MakowskiRetired State Employee
  • Yuriana Garcia TellezLeadership Without Borders, University of Washington*
  • Zach SilkPresident, Civic Ventures*
  • Zenia JavaleraVice President, SEIU6 Property Services NW*

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