WE DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
September 17, 2020
Today we sent a formal letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), demanding an investigation into the actions of officers of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and the Office of Police Accountability (OPA). Read our statement and join us to demand action.
OUR STATEMENT ON COUNTY BUDGET
September 16, 2020
Today the King County Executive announced some of the budget priorities for next year, focusing on defunding the Sheriff, vacating marijuana convictions, a new felony diversion program, and direct community investment. Read our Board of Directors’ statement and learn more about the budget priorities.
CENUS DAY OF ACTION: BE COUNTED
September 15, 2020
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County and We Count Washington campaign partners others across the state, are leading a Day of Action to ensure everyone who calls Washington State home is counted in the 2020 Census. Learn more.
BLMSKC FILES FOR INVESTIGATION OF CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS
September 14, 2020
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County (BLMSKC) today demanded in a formal letter to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC) that an investigation be opened into 10 potential incidents involving members of Seattle City Council since June. BLMSKC also sent a letter to inform City Council about the request. Read the full statement.
OUR STATEMENT ON RACIST VIOLENCE IN KENOSHA
August 28, 2020
In Wisconsin there were two shootings, one by a police officer, one by a civilian. Both were anti-Black vigilantism. Our criminal justice system has been set up to make sure those killers walk free. Read the full statement.
OUR STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF CHIEF OF POLICE CARMEN BEST
August 11, 2020
Today’s news of the retirement of Chief Carmen Best is a loss. It does nothing to further our fight for authentic police accountability and the safety of Black lives, that the first Black woman to hold the position of Chief of Police of the Seattle Police Department has been forced out of her job by the Seattle City Council. Read the full statement.
OUR STATEMENT ON KING COUNTY DECISION TO END YOUTH INCARCERATION
July 21, 2020
Our statement on King County Executive Dow Constantine’s decision to repurpose the Patricia Hall Clark Children and Family Justice Center—Seattle’s new youth jail—by 2025, effectively ending youth incarceration in the city.
STRIKE FOR BLACK LIVES ON MONDAY, JULY 20
July 16, 2020
BLMSKC fights in solidarity with the labor movement in leading a local and state-wide day of direct action on Monday, July 20. Read our demands.
July 3, 2020
BLMSKC REVOKES ENDORSEMENT OF KCEN AFTER LEADER MAKES TRANSPHOBIC AND HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS
BLACK-LED WELLNESS WEEKEND, JUNE 26-27
June 25, 2020
Black-Led Wellness Weekend is a time for Black people to come together to focus on our own health and healing. Join us.
BLMSKC LAUNCHES BLACK-LED COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND
June 21, 2020
Read about our efforts to support Black-led organizations that have long worked to serve the local community.
RESPONSE TO FACEBOOK POST BY NC REP. LARRY PITMAN
June 19, 2020
Read our chapter’s response to the inaccurate and dangerous Facebook post by North Carolina Rep. Larry Pittman.
STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION
June 12, 2020
Find events in communities across Washington state.
PRESS CONFERENCE AND STATEMENT ON RECENT PROTESTS
June 3, 2020
Watch our press conference.
Read our statement and list of demands on the City of Seattle.
NEW BAIL FUND
May 30, 2020
Announcing the BLM Seattle Freedom Fund.
May 29, 2020
Response to George Floyd’s Murder, Call for Direct Comunity Support and Assistance
Demand to be Counted 2020
BLM Seattle has launched a campaign to help people throughout Washington State learn more about the 2020 Census and make sure everyone’s voices are heard.
Learn more: DemandToBeCounted.org