Sunday night, the #metoo movement shaped many of the most memorable moments at the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. District 3’s City Council representative Kshama Sawant is helping lead another #metoo moment in a downtown rally marking Thursday’s International Women’s Rights Day:
The Safety Is Our Right! rally takes place Thursday from 5 to 8 PM in Westlake:
We’ve had enough. We will not accept gun violence, sexual harassment, or abuse in our schools, our streets, our homes, or our workplaces.
This system breeds violence and sexism and produces the horrors of both the Parkland massacre and rampant sexual harassment epitomized by Weinstein. It’s no coincidence that Trump has received millions from the NRA and is a known sexual predator.
We will not support any politician who takes money from the NRA or corporate interests. We will come together as a movement and organize to demand:
– End Harassment & Violence Against Women!
City of Seattle employees’ complaints about sexual harassment are being ignored- support Silence Breakers and fire the abusers! We need anindependent elected office to deal with cases of workplace sexual harassment, support victims and hold employers accountable!
– Safe Schools, Streets, and Homes
Fully funded and safe public schools. Restrictions on military-style weapons and gun ownership for people with a history of domestic abuse.#BlackLivesMatter, no more racist police shootings.
– Housing & Healthcare for All!
Quality healthcare and housing should be a guaranteed right. We need rent control and Medicare for All.
– Impeach Trump!
Build a movement to stop the attacks on women, people of color, immigrants, workers, the environment, and to impeach the “Predator in Chief.”
The event is being organized by Sawant and her Socialist Alternative political party.
Next week, meanwhile, will bring mid-school day walkouts Wednesday, March 14th organized by student and parent groups across the city and a March 24th march against gun violence from Cal Anderson to Seattle.
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