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Our statement on county budget

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.

Our statement on racist violence in Kenosha

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.

Our statement on retirement of Chief of Police Carmen Best

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.

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County response to inaccurate and dangerous Facebook post by NC Rep. Larry Pittman

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 […]

Statewide Silent March and General Strike on Friday, June 12th

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 […]

Updates on Current Direct Action

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 […]

How to Avoid Organizing in Blackface

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 […]