Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will speak alongside Pulitzer Prize journalist Chris Hedges and Richmond City Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin in Oakland. The event is a fundraiser for Sawant’s reelection campaign to the Seattle City Council.
Since her election a year and a half ago, Kshama Sawant’s council office has won a $15 minimum wage for Seattle, stopped the Seattle Housing Authority’s plan to jack up rents by as much as 400%, won millions in increased funding for human services, stood up against LGBTQ hate crimes, established Indigenous People’s Day, and led the way on passage of a resolution opposing the TPP.
This year, Kshama is leading the fight for rent control in Seattle as part of a comprehensive set of policies to address the affordable housing crisis, including charging big developers maximum fees in order to build thousands of affordable housing units for working people, and strengthening tenant’s rights.
More about Sawant’s campaign, endorsement letter. (PDF)
Event flyer (PDF)
Facebook page for this event.
685 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612
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