Big business and the right-wing are using the courts and their deep pockets to try to silence Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant with a recall campaign. They are furious about her consistent support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the victories she has spearheaded with her socialist council office, including the Amazon Tax, the $15 minimum wage, and landmark legislation for renters’ rights.
During our 2019 re-election campaign, Amazon, big real-estate developers, and even Trump donors unleashed a record-breaking onslaught of corporate cash in a failed attempt to unseat Kshama. This time they have already amassed a quarter million in dark money, including from corporate backers like billionaire Trump donor Martin Selig, Merrill Lynch Senior VP Matt Westphal and the billionaire Nordstrom family.
As ordinary people face a historic pandemic and recession, we need Kshama’s voice in City Hall more than ever. Take the pledge to stand with Kshama!