Please join us tonight (September 8th) from 6:15 to 7:30pm for our monthly online meetup featuring Kirsten Harris-Talley, who is running for to represent the 37th district (South Seattle) in the state legislature.
Harris-Talley is an activist, community educator and queer, Black mom; she has been building movements for change and healing for 20 years. She is active in the #BlocktheBunker and #NoNewYouthJail movements for police accountability and ending incarceration. She was also a founding board member of Surge Reproductive Justice and a founding circle member of Black & Tan Hall. Kirsten recently served as the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. She was also briefly a member of the Seattle City Council where she helped pass the original progressive tax to fund housing.
She has been endorsed by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Seattle City Councilmembers Tammy Morales, Lorena González , Andrew Lewis, and Debora Juarez, The Stranger, 350 Seattle, Seattle Subway, and The Urbanist among others. Here’s how The Urbanist Election Committee put it in their primary endorsement:
If elected, we look forward to working with Harris-Talley as she centers communities like hers in the fight to reverse the cycle of segregation, disinvestment, gentrification, and unaffordable housing that is challenging many Washington cities. As she put it, the 37th district “is in so many ways ground zero for all these intersecting issues.” We endorse her support of statewide right-to-return policies for displaced residents, her advocacy for tenants rights and protections, and of course for new, low-carbon social housing across Washington.
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Patrick grew up across the Puget Sound from Seattle and use to skip school to come hang out in the city. He is an designer at a small architecture firm with a strong focus on urban infill housing. He is passionate about design, housing affordability, biking, and what makes cities so magical. He works to advocate for abundant and diverse housing options and for a city that is a joy for people on bikes and foot. He lives in the Othello neighborhood with his fiance and kitty.