Bound together: Black & Queer Liberations

Bound together: Black & Queer Liberations

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE  – It is no accident that long-standing police brutality was the spark for the modern gay liberation movement, ushered in by the 1969 Stonewall Inn rebellion in New York City. And it is also no accident that queer and trans folks of color were the angry, fabulous warriors …

Rep. Jayapal: Call to action

Rep. Jayapal: Call to action

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – US Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing use of the National Guard, curfews, and military tactics in response to peaceful protests: “I oppose the continued use of curfews, National Guard troops, and militarized law enforcement to respond to peaceful protests here at …

Sen. Murray announces support for Justice in Policing Act, calls for continued work to stop racial injustice

Sen. Murray announces support for Justice in Policing Act, calls for continued work to stop racial injustice

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC – Today, US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement in support of Senate and House Democrats’ newly-introduced Justice in Policing Act: “As people have continued taking to the streets peacefully demanding the equal and just treatment of Black people in this country, I’ve been horrified …

Rep. Smith condemns Trump’s destructive executive order distorting the First Amendment

Rep. Smith condemns Trump’s destructive executive order distorting the First Amendment

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC  – Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) released the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order targeting legal protections for social media companies: “This executive order distorts the concept of free speech in a blatant attempt to coerce social media companies into moderating content in a …

OP-ED: Trump’s attack dogs turn on Blade DC reporter

OP-ED: Trump’s attack dogs turn on Blade DC reporter

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Kevin Naff – Washington Blade Washington Blade political reporter Chris Johnson last week challenged White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, over her opposition to marriage equality and the administration’s preparedness for the upcoming Supreme Court decision on whether Title VII applies to sexual orientation and gender identity. They …

Durkan Digest: Permanently opening neighborhood streets to help families get outside

Durkan Digest: Permanently opening neighborhood streets to help families get outside

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – We are in a marathon and not a sprint with COVID-19. Until we have a vaccine and treatment, we will continue to be in our fight against the spread of the virus. Responding to this pandemic has changed the way our communities live, work, and play, and …

44 Washington state legislators urge state’s congressional delegation to support the Paycheck Guarantee Act as a direct way to end America’s devastating mass unemployment crisis

44 Washington state legislators urge state’s congressional delegation to support the Paycheck Guarantee Act as a direct way to end America’s devastating mass unemployment crisis

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – Following news that the national unemployment rate had hit its highest level since the Great Depression as more than 20.5 million jobs were lost in one month alone, 44 state legislators from across Washington wrote to the state’s congressional delegation urging them to support the Paycheck Guarantee …

State Rep. Frank Chopp files for re-election with support of frontline workers

State Rep. Frank Chopp files for re-election with support of frontline workers

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE  – Today, State Rep. Frank Chopp filed for re-election as a candidate for state representative in the 43rd LD. Chopp – who represents the 43rd in the Legislature and previously served as speaker of the House – cited the need for strong and experienced leadership to respond to …

HRC endorses Vice President Joe Biden for president

HRC endorses Vice President Joe Biden for president

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC  – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Joe Biden for president. The HRC’s Board of Directors, comprising 26 community leaders from across the nation, unanimously and enthusiastically voted to endorse …

Murray on Trump administration’s COVID-19 response: President Trump “failed and continues to fail”

Murray on Trump administration’s COVID-19 response: President Trump “failed and continues to fail”

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC – Today, US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered opening remarks at a HELP Committee hearing on the COVID-19 crisis and the need to improve testing. In her remarks, Sen. Murray sharply criticized the Trump administration …