Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), the “Block the Bunker” coalition, the NAACP, affordable housing advocates, socialists, and other activists today will join to celebrate victory over the Mayor’s announced scrapping of the North Precinct police facility plan. Hundreds of social justice advocates came together to fight the $149 million police bunker and forced the Mayor and a majority of the Council to abandon the project for the time being.
It is clear the political establishment still insists on going ahead with the project eventually. Affordable housing advocates will join with Councilmember Sawant to demand that the money dedicated for the police precinct be used instead to create a 1,000 City-owned affordable housing units.
Victory celebration over scrapping of North Precinct Police Facility
Seattle City Hall, First Floor
600 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Friday, September 16
Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember
Rashad Barber, Block the Bunker Coalition and Seattle Black Book Club
Yin Yu, Block the Bunker Coalition and Women of Color Speak Out
Sheley Secrest, NAACP
Tim Harris, Real Change
Reverend Helmiere, Convener, Valley and Mountain
Kailyn Nicholson, Socialist Alternative
Racial justice activists, affordable housing advocates, and human service providers