This City Helped Pioneer the Fight for $15. Can it Revolutionize Housing Rights

By Jimmy Tobias

the Nation

May 30, 2017


Tenants organized in Seattle to support efforts by two City Councillors in pass three important legislative proposals that protected the rights of tenants facing increasing rents and loss of housing. According to the article:

…Seattle’s tenants’ movement is building power in the streets and translating it into progressive action at City Hall. They are organizing to protect poor and working-class residents, fight fees, combat discrimination, and ultimately enshrine a comprehensive tenants’ bill of rights in the city. And they are doing so, in a number of instances, by pushing policies that have not been tried before.

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