Durkan calls on Seattle City Council to investigate Kshama Sawant, consider action against her Becca Savransky , Seattle P-I June 30, 2020 Updated: Sep. 17, 2020 5:01 p.m. The last two listed on the filing are Hannah Swoboda and Joe Sugrue. [53][55] Shortly after enacting the tax, the city council voted 7–2 to repeal it, with Sawant being one of the two dissenters. Sawant and her husband, who is employed by Socialist Alternative, are in India right now and could not be reached for comment. "[58] The mayor accused Sawant and others of acting "with reckless disregard of the safety of my family and children. [66], The Sawant state campaign criticized the raiding of Occupy Wall Street activists' homes by the Seattle Police Department's SWAT team. [9] She describes her family as “full of doctors and engineers and mathematicians” but says that “I wasn’t exposed to any particular ideology growing up.”[10], Sawant graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Mumbai in 1994. Sawant’s home is also valued at over a million dollars. [56], On November 5, 2019, Sawant was elected to a third term on the Seattle City Council. These movements are Sawant own political organizations that then pay her husband's salary and cover travel for the couple. Kshama Sawant got elected telling voters that she would donate the majority of her salary to charity. [50] With incumbent O'Brien elected to District 6, and former Licata aide Lisa Herbold elected to District 1, they, along with Sawant, became the new progressive bloc of the Council, which became majority female with the addition of two other women, Debora Juarez and Lorena González. Kshama Sawant (/kʃʌmɑː sɑːˈwʌnt/; born October 17, 1973)[1][2] is an American politician and economist who has served on the Seattle City Council since 2014. Every second, Whitepages helps 19 people do reverse phone lookups, find people, and get background reports, including public records, in order to make smarter, safer decisions. If big tech continues censoring conservatives, that means our days on these platforms may be numbered. [20] She won 35% of the vote in the August primary election, and advanced into the general election for the at-large council position 2 against incumbent Richard Conlin, making her the first socialist to advance to a general election in Seattle since 1991. [18] Sawant successfully sued the Washington secretary of state for the right to be listed as a Socialist Alternative member on the ballot. [70], Sawant has advocated the nationalization of large Washington State corporations such as Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazon[71] and expressed a desire to see privately owned housing in "Millionaire's Row" in the Capitol Hill neighborhood turned into publicly owned shared housing complex saying, "When things are exquisitely beautiful and rare, they shouldn't be privately owned. She has said that her entire family remains in India with her mother currently residing in Bangalore. [36], Sawant called for the expansion of bus and light rail capacity with a millionaire's tax. [58] In a letter to the Council president on June 30, 2020, Durkan asked the City Council to investigate Sawant under its city charter authority to punish members for "disorderly or otherwise contemptuous behavior," writing that Sawant had participated in a march to her home, knowing that her address "was protected under the state confidentiality program because of threats against me due largely to my work as U.S. Yet the campaign still had approximately $90,000 in unspent donated campaign money that appears to now be going to Sawant's allies. Now the prospects of recovery seem slimmer by the day as more companies move out of Seattle in response to the "Amazon Tax" that Sawant and her allies claimed was designed to help the workers and low income earners who are now ironically suffering the most. Kshama Sawant was a renter until July of this year when, after renting in Capitol Hill, she bought a $345,000 house in Leschi. [3] She ran unsuccessfully for the Washington House of Representatives in 2012 before winning her seat on the Seattle City Council in 2013. Kshama Sawant (; born October 17, 1973) is an American democratic socialist politician and economist, a member of Socialist Alternative who sits on the Seattle City Council.A former software engineer, Sawant became a part-time economics instructor in Seattle after immigrating to the United States. "[63], In 2013, Sawant urged other left-wing groups, including Greens and trade unions, "to use her campaign as a model to inspire a much broader movement. As the end of the year approaches, we here at Shift would like to share the Top 10 most absurd things Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant—who it’s often hard to distinguish from the typical liberal Democrat but is a self-proclaimed socialist—has done and/or said in 2014. As a member of the Seattle City Council, Kshama pledges to be a voice for workers, youth, the oppressed and the voiceless. Background. Seattle City Council candidates in District 3 say they're very concerned about where incumbent Kshama Sawant is getting her money. Businesses that relied on tech foot traffic in Seattle have been suffering and closing since the coronavirus shutdowns. She now says that appears to be incorrect. She received 29% of the vote to Chopp's 70%. [38] Sawant has called for a revolt against student debt saying that "the laws of the rich are unenforceable if the working class refuses to obey those laws. Kshama Sawant faces Egan Orion in the most expensive Seattle City Council race so far this year . The 2019 Seattle City Council election gained national attention after Amazon spent an unprecedented $1.5 million on the campaign. As a member of the City Council, Kshama pledges to be a voice for workers, youth, the oppressed and the voiceless. [62] She has called for "a movement to break the undemocratic power of big business and build a society that works for working people, not corporate profits—a democratic socialist society. Though on the surface some may claim that this could be as a result of book keeping by the campaign left over from July. Sawant was raised mostly in Mumbai. The pair divorced in 2014. Kshama Sawant Says Socialism Isn’t ‘Only in Seattle ... it was for her then-husband’s job—at Microsoft. SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. "[78], In June 2020, Sawant was criticized by the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) for working "along politically harmless channels by promoting illusions in local police reform" and for promoting "the anarchistic commune" known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). Kshama Sawant on the issues $15 minimum wage. Sawant’s spouse, Calvin Priest, has an undefined relationship or interest in 15 Now, an “activist organization to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.” Sawant and Priest had over $13,000 of travel paid for them over the course of 2017: $1,850 by “Movement for … [10] She received her PhD in economics from North Carolina State University in 2003. We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. https://sccinsight.com/2020/11/17/the-sawant-recall-a-tale-of-two-campaigns She represents the poor, the immigrants, the refugees—the folks who are not in our City Council offices lobbying us. Oct. 10, 2019 at 6:00 am Updated Oct. 24, 2019 at 2:01 pm . [79] Following a June 20 shooting in the zone that left one man dead and another critically wounded,[80] Sawant said there were "indications that this may have been a right-wing attack," for which President Trump would bear "direct responsibility, since he has fomented reactionary hatred specifically against the peaceful Capitol Hill occupation". [20] She joined with Occupy activists working with local organizations to resist home evictions and foreclosures, and was arrested with several Occupy activists including Dorli Rainey on July 31, 2012 for blocking King County Sheriff's deputies from evicting a man from his home. [37] After Occupy Seattle protesters were removed from Westlake Park by order of Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn, Sawant helped bring them to the Capitol Hill campus of Seattle Central Community College, where they remained for two months. She describes her family as “full of doctors and engineers and mathematicians” but says that “I wasn’t exposed to any particular ideology growing up.” Challenge the mainstream media. SurePayroll has been itemized for over $20,000 of expenditures in the last three months and yet the campaign has not disclosed who the recipients of that money is. Marxist Seattle Council Member Kshama Sawant has been funneling money from the "Tax Amazon" campaign to her husband and members of her political group, The Socialist Alternative. [43][44], The core issues of Sawant's campaign were a successful minimum wage increase to $15/hour, a successful "millionaire's tax" or income tax on wealthy Seattleites, and an unsuccessful rent control program. Closing out her first term four years ago, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant was riding high. Strongly supports requiring a $15 minimum wage for all workers in Seattle. "[27], Several Democrats endorsed her candidacy. Council district: 3 In office since: 2014 Current term: 2020-2023 Kshama Sawant is not a career politician. AS COUNCILWOMAN-KSHAMA SAWANT LEADS BAND OF VIOLENT SOCIALIST MISFITS TO HER HOME! Kshama Sawant, 46, who now serves on the Seattle City Council, is encouraging activists in the CHAZ 'to hold out on giving back the precinct to cops'. Please take a minute to sign She was released on $500 bail. Today’s first major victory for 15 will inspire people all over the nation. [45] In response to criticism that a $15 an hour minimum wage could hurt the economy, she said, "If making sure that workers get out of poverty would severely impact the economy, then maybe we don't need this economy. "[84], Sawant is often reticent to speak about her personal life and background, preferring to stick to the issues. ... Sawant Twitter. Jorge Mujica, Kshama Sawant and local activist Carlos Arango following an April 4 public meeting in Chicago. She was the first socialist to win a citywide election in Seattle since Anna Louise Strong was elected to the school board in 1916. Sawant Seattle Council. She is an activist who brings a passion for social justice to her work as a public servant. Sawant won the 2013 election for Position 2 on the Seattle City Council.A former software engineer from India, Sawant became a socialist activist and part-time economics professor in Seattle after immigrating to the United States. This week was the deadline for Council members to file their annual financial disclosure forms. After passing the “Amazon Tax,” Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant went on this unhinged rant. According to SCC insight "Sawant and Priest had over $13,000 of travel paid for them over the course of 2017: $1,850 by 'Movement for the 99 percent' and $11,176 by Socialist Alternative. This also raises the question of why Sawant's allies were not on the regular payroll as the other employees of the campaign were. The Kshama Sawant Solidarity campaign is gearing up for the Washington State Supreme Court to certify the recall against the Seattle council member tomorrow. ", "Kshama Sawant vs. Pamela Banks: Grandiose designs vs. local grounding", "The Times recommends: Pamela Banks in Seattle City Council District No. [12] Her dissertation was titled Elderly Labor Supply in a Rural, Less Developed Economy. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate An … District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant announces bid for third term Socialist Alternative member pledges to fight for people, against corporate interests Photo by Brandon Macz: District 3 Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant announces her re-election campaign at Saba Ethiopian Cuisine on Thursday, Jan. 24. Don’t take their narrative as fact. [18] Washington state law allowed her to choose the election in which she would run, but as a write-in candidate, she was not permitted to state her party preference. Sawant was out of the country for her marriage to Seattle Socialist Alternative organizer Calvin Priest. ... degree is in Computer Science and I think she briefly worked at Microsoft after immigrating from India to join her then-husband Vivek at the company. She is an activist who brings a passion for social justice to her work as a public servant. [20][37][38][39], During the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, Sawant urged the Seattle City Council to condemn both Israel's attacks on Gaza and Hamas's attacks on Israel, and called on President Obama and Congress to denounce the Israeli blockade of Gaza and to cut off all military assistance to Israel. Christopher Sandford. But in 2013 it stopped filing the required annual Form 990 financial disclosures (a nonprofit’s equivalent of a tax return), and in 2016 the IRS revoked its 501(c)(4) status.". She opposes the E-Verify system. ", "Police serve warrant in May Day investigation - Local", "The Student Debt Explosion: The New Indentured Servitude? As you would expect, she endorsed communist Bernie Sanders for President. She is an economics professor at Seattle Central Community College. [2][13], Sawant has indicated that the genesis of her becoming a socialist began in India, a country plagued by immense poverty. [52] The company, which is the largest private employer in the city,[53] contributed the funds to a political action committee operated by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce which backs candidates the chamber considers to be more "business-friendly". Marxist Seattle Council Member Kshama Sawant has been funneling money from the "Tax Amazon" campaign to her husband and members of her political group, The Socialist Alternative. [10] In 2006, she attended a Socialist Alternative meeting after reading a pamphlet and proceeded to become a member. Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember and self-identified Socialist, will head to the Washington State Supreme Court this coming January to continue her appeal of a recall effort made against her.. Capitol Hill resident and LGBTQ+ activist, Ernie Lou, submitted the petition for recall of Sawant on August 18, 2020. Inspired by the victory of socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, the Chicago Socialist Campaign launched in the winter of 2014, with the goal of … Kshama Sawant, 46, who now serves on the Seattle City Council, is encouraging activists in the CHAZ 'to hold out on giving back the precinct to cops'. Sawant had the momentum of the city's newly adopted $15 minimum wage. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1. Marxist Seattle Council Member Kshama Sawant has been funneling money from the "Tax Amazon" campaign to her husband and members of her political group, The Socialist Alternative. The State Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision Thursday in Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s appeal of the recall case against her.. UPDATE 1/8/2021 9:00 AM: Any decision in the case has not been publicly announced as of Friday morning.. UPDATE x2: The court now says there is not a timeline for issuing its opinion in the case: "[47], Sawant advanced through the primary election for City Council District 3 representative on August 4, 2015 with 52% of the vote, 18 percentage points ahead of her closest opponent, Pamela Banks at 34%. "[46] Banks' campaign said that Sawant was out of touch with her constituents, too busy to meet with them, and that Sawant's strident political positions were divisive, alienating potential allies. [26] During a speech at the City Council on the day of the vote she said, "We did this. During her first campaign in 2013 Sawant, the anti Capitalist activist received criticism for pushing her socialist views while her previous husband made a six-figure income at Microsoft. We also found 1 background check for Kshama Sawant, including criminal records. In 2019, the city of Seattle paid for Sawant's defense against a defamation suit filed by two Seattle police officers over public statements she made demonizing them in statements regarding a shooting of a suspect that was found to have 'posed a threat of death or severe injury.". up to our mailing list so we can stay in touch with you, our community. Monday, Facebook announced that it is buying REI’s unused complex in Bellevue, seemingly following Amazon’s lead to take steps to abandon Seattle. SEATTLE — Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. However, the "Tax Amazon" initiative was designed to put the new tax on the November ballot. Council district: 3 In office since: 2014 Current term: 2020-2023 Kshama Sawant is not a career politician. Sawant faced ethics charges in 2019 for allowing the Socialist Alternative to make decisions for her council office. The City of Seattle is covering the legal costs in Kshama Sawant’s fight against a recall campaign. [54] The PAC supported Sawant's opponent in the race. "[citation needed], Sawant said she rejects working with either the Democratic or the Republican party and advocates abandoning the two-party system. She has also called for "transit justice", which would include free user fares; an increase in free transit services to the poor, especially communities in south Seattle; and restriction of transit options to communities that "can afford other options" until the foregoing measures are implemented. We have information on 1 result for Kshama Sawant, including phone numbers and addresses. [58] Durkan said that she respected policy disagreements with members, but that these With her net worth of an estimated $6 million, she backs the $15 an hour play which Sawant and Calvin Priest 22, her husband, push as part of their Socialist Alternative organization’s narrative. [15][16] She was also a visiting assistant professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Kshama Sawant (pronounced “ SHAH-mah sah-WANT “) is a 41-year-old part-time economics instructor at Seattle Central Community College. [59] Durkan also alleged that Sawant had used her council office to promote the "Tax Amazon" ballot initiative, urged protesters to occupy the East Precinct police station, and involved Socialist Alternative in her council office staffing decisions. She threatens to seize control of the Fortune 500 and overthrow the “racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism.” [6][7][8] Her mother is a retired principal and her father, a civil engineer, was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13 years old. Sawant vs. Orion in their own words on District 3 issues - housing, homelessness, public safety, and the environment", "Retirement Plans And Saving Decisions: The Role Of Information And Education", "Washington socialist candidate wins suit to state party preference", "Legislative District 43 : Rep Position 2", "Socialist Kshama Sawant wins Seattle City Council seat", "Conlin Concedes to Socialist Sawant in Seattle Council Race", "Coming home to Carkeek – Carkeek Park, celebrating its 75th birthday, has seen some hard times. A former software engineer, Sawant became an economics instructor in Seattle after immigrating to the United States from her native India. These reportedly include moving Seattle jobs to Bellevue. Both work with Sawant's Socialist Alternative. On Nov. 1, with a few hundred people at her side, the feisty Indian-American member of the Seattle City Council led an overnight campout at City Hall to demand an end to the city’s “brutal demolition” of unsanctioned encampments of the homeless, actions known as “sweeps.” [67][68] She also advocated on LGBT, women's, and people of color issues, and opposed cuts to education and other social programs. She called this "economic terrorism" and said in several speeches that if the company moved jobs out of state, the workers should take over its facilities and bring them into public ownership. Sawant and her husband, who is employed by Socialist Alternative, are in India right now and could not be reached for comment. ... She and her husband live in an $800,000+ home. journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. (Anyone thinking of running in the 3rd council district should stop hyperventilating, though. Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the Seattle City Council, is up for re-election, and the Establishment is determined to defeat her and the ideas she champions before they spread. [37][61] Sawant has stated that she does not advocate for any system like the "bureaucratic dictatorship" of the former Soviet Union, but for "democratic socialism" meaning "the society being run democratically in the interest of all working people on the planet, all children - everybody who has needs, and all that being done in an environmentally sustainable manner. [21] On November 15, 2013, Conlin conceded to Sawant when returns showed him down by 1,640 votes or approximately 1% of the vote. [73][74] Sawant maintains that a socialist economy cannot exist in a single country and must be a global system just as capitalism today is a global system. The Seattle City Council passed the Jump Start Seattle legislation aka the Amazon Tax in July and yet these payments were listed on the August filing. Sawant Recall Petition. On May 1, 2015, a SeaTac municipal court judge dismissed charges against her. Kshama Sawant. Kshama Sawant is not a career politician. Sawant's grifting questionable funding practices were brought into light again Monday when she asked the Seattle City Council to pay for her defense against a recently filed recall petition. Think. Her mother is a retired principal and her father, a civil engineer, was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13 years old. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. On behalf of Indian-Americans everywhere I apologize to the people of Seattle for inflicting upon you Kshama Sawant (#SeattleBuddha). Seattle councilwoman who facilitated occupation of city hall asks city to pay legal fees for her recall. Sawant Kshama. "[58] Additionally, Sawant led protesters into Seattle City Hall, which was closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, on the evening of June 9, 2020. Council member Sawant’s filing this year adds additional information than it did in the past, and in so doing challenges us to “follow the money.” Thanks a lot, Bill. Kshama Sawant’s attitude to Amazon has come to reach the level of a personal hatred rarely seen outside marriage. Check out smart independent objective [30] The Stranger alt-weekly endorsed both her State House and her City Council candidacy. Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember and self-identified Socialist, will head to the Washington State Supreme Court this coming January to continue her appeal of a recall effort made against her.. Capitol Hill resident and LGBTQ+ activist, Ernie Lou, submitted the petition for recall of Sawant on August 18, 2020. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press Copyright ©2021 The Post Millennial All Rights Reserved. [10][21] She praised Occupy for putting "class," "capitalism," and "socialism" into the political debate. [40][41] Sawant's call to condemn Israel's actions prompted a response from Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer, calling for Sawant to retract the statement. [75], Sawant unsuccessfully opposed the construction of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel calling it "environmentally destructive" and "something most people were against, most environmental groups were against". Eva Metz was an organizer with the committee to re-elect Kshama Sawant and with Red May Seattle, an organization that operates anti Capitalist events in Seattle. She is an activist who brings a passion for social justice to her work as a public servant. While Sawant and her allies have been profiting off the campaign, businesses in Seattle continue to flee. [25], Sawant declared a victory in May 2014 after Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced an increase in the minimum wage to $15, which was the cornerstone of her campaign for City Council, but she is not pleased that large corporations will be allowed a few years to phase in the wage hike. Kshama Sawant is a Seattle Washington, activist and politician. Sawant was born in India and moved to the United States after graduating from college when her husband was hired by Microsoft. Socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant was a renter until July when, after renting in Capitol Hill, she bought a $345,000 house in Leschi. Kshama Sawant is not a career politician. Kshama Sawant: The Art of the Self-Deal. Dori shows that according to the evidence, Sawant's donations come back to benefit her. [12] In 2014, Sawant and Calvin Priest, a Seattle Socialist Alternative organizer, purchased a home together in the Leschi neighborhood. 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