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All Out for Kshama Sawant: Drag Show at Chop Suey
May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Come out for an exciting night of drag, and dancing at Chop Suey. All proceeds go towards re-electing Kshama Sawant, the councilmember money can’t buy!
* Atasha Manila
* Thadayus & The Electrofunks
* Donnatella Howe
* Mizz Honey Bucket
What’s at stake this year is who runs Seattle – Amazon and big business or working people. Since Kshama was first elected in 2013, our movements have won powerful victories, like the $15/hour minimum wage and landmark renters rights. At the same time, rents have skyrocketed, and our city has increasingly become a playground for big developers and the wealthy. Working people, especially LGBTQ and communities of color, have been economically evicted from Capitol Hill, the Central District, and from Seattle.
Our movements for affordable housing have just begun. Big business is determined to use this election year to try and defeat us. They will use big corporate cash to try and get Kshama out of City Hall. We can’t let them buy this election! We need more, not fewer, working-class representatives like Kshama who don’t take a penny from corporate interests, and fight unambiguously for working and oppressed people. Join us May 23rd to go all out and fight for the city we need:
Tax Amazon and Big Business to Fund a Massive Expansion of Social Housing: Build tens of thousands of high-quality, publicly-owned, permanently-affordable homes, as an alternative to the failed for-profit market. The affordable housing and homelessness crisis disproportionately affects LGBTQ community members and people of color. We need rent control and a tenants bill of rights.
Fully Fund LGBTQ Services: Fund an LGBTQ Center. Expand mental health services, and fund social alternatives to over policing. Make corporate landlords pay for homeless services with a tax on vacant luxury units. Fight for an improved Medicare-for-All that includes gender-affirming surgeries, hormones, and LGBTQ healthcare.
End Harassment and Fight Hate Crimes: Establish an independent elected office to investigate workplace sexual and gender harassment, with full powers to hold corporations accountable. Fund a 24-hour hate crime hotline. Fully fund education and anti-bullying material in schools and workplaces. Fight Trump! Regardless of federal policy, Seattle should reject companies that have discriminatory practices and policies.