October 24th, 2019
It wasn’t just activists at the Amazon spheres during this lunchtime protest. Seattle City Council members, candidates for the upcoming election, tech workers, Amazon employees, and labor organizations joined together to protest Amazon’s cash dump of $1.5 million dollars into the Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee, Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE).
In a rare show of support, City Council members and registered Democrats Lorena Gonzalez and Theresa Mosqueda joined with Socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant (D3) and candidates Shaun Scott (D4) and Tammy Morales (D2) as they spoke against such a significant corporate influence in a city council election.
With less than two weeks left before the election, PAC spending will likely increase, but with national politicians weighing in, so will the numbers of eyes on Seattle’s election.
You can read more about the election and Amazon’s cash influence here…https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2019/10/response-to-amazon-cash-helps-sawant-secure-key-new-allies-her-fellow-council-members/