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. Learn more about the budget priorities and this step in the right direction.
Today we 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.
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.
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.
For more information: https://mailchi.mp/6909380efa9e/blmskc-revokes-endorsement-of-king-county-equity-now
Davis Wright Tremaine, the law firm representing Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County, today sent the following letter to Larry Pittman, Republican representative for the 83rd district of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Re: June 15 Facebook Post Dear Rep. Pittman: We represent Black Lives Matter Seattle King County (“BLMSKC”) and write in response to […]
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County is calling for a statewide day of action in support of all Black lives in Washington State on Friday, June 12th. The day of action will include a general strike and a silent march to honor lives lost and send a powerful message that Washingtonians no longer tolerate the racism […]
We have heard your calls for action in response to the murder of George Floyd and other recent victims of police brutality. We’re hurting, frustrated, scared, and enraged just like you. We understand the need to be together, to collectively mourn and rage. Several groups and individuals have announced protests and marches in the Seattle […]
UPDATE TO COMMUNITIES IN KING COUNTY BLACK LIVES MATTER SEATTLE-KING COUNTY TO EXECUTIVE CONSTANTINE: DISMANTLING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND OPPRESSION STARTS WITH KING COUNTY Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County (BLMSKC) is committed to making sure all people and families in King County have access and resources to reach their full potential. In recent months King County […]
Is the group you work with organizing in Blackface? Are you organizing in Blackface? If that question grabs your attention, or even if it offends you, that’s the point. This post is for you. Blackface was and is used to represent a caricature of a Black person. So the question is this: is your organization […]