Seattle is at the center of an epic eviction crisis. Fighting for the rights of renters against unjust evictions and standing up for stronger laws to protect renters will be my priority as a city council member. Moreover, I will work to create a system of transparency to protect renters from malicious rental practices. I will also work tirelessly to advocate for affordable housing by fighting for funding of new affordable units, against price gouging and healthy homes.
We need to support children in low-to-middle income families in Seattle. All children deserve a healthy start in life. Families also shouldn’t have to choose between their careers and their child. Creating a system of affordable and culturally responsive childcare will prevent child homelessness.
Making the police accountable to the communities that they serve by standing for oversight and accountability. Prioritizing de-escalation, mental health training and respect for community. A voice for criminal justice reform towards treatment instead of incarceration. We need to focus on building up communities, not locking them up, and this means to reform our courts as well. I became a public defender because I saw first hand how easy it is for you or your family to fall into the criminal justice system. I have been fighting for justice one case at a time, and now I want to join the city council to implement policies to improve our justice system for everyone.
Equitable, community focused development
Creating opportunities for minority and women owned businesses to fight neighborhood displacement and creating a pipeline towards community ownership. Ensuring neighborhood vitality through encouraging businesses to invest in the community through local hires and creating living wage jobs. Creating opportunities for minority and women owned businesses to fight neighborhood displacement and creating a pipeline towards community ownership.
services in your neighborhood
Government services in YOUR neighborhood and on your time! Local government is considered the closest to everyday people, so why do you have to go downtown to access local government services? We can create outlets for important government services in our neighborhood. Locating government services in accessible areas in our communities by partnering with non-profit organizations will help stimulate economic growth and improve outcomes for those who need help the most in our community.