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Winning a 50% cut to the SPD — Afrosocialists & Socialists of Color Caucus meeting

Date

June 29
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Venue

Online

WA

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The movement for Black lives forced 7 out of 9 Seattle city councilmembers to declare they support defunding the SPD by 50%.  This is a big victory!  This comes on the heels of our coalition’s victory pressuring the council to pass the largest corporate tax in Seattle history, as far as we know, to fund Covid relief and housing!  These two victories show the power of organizing mass protests, grassroots coalitions, and electing independent socialists!

However, some Democratic politicians attempting to appease Seattle’s ruling class will inevitably try to wiggle out of implementing what the movement for Black lives is fully demanding.  So the co-chairs of our caucus are proposing that the main topic we discuss at our meeting this Monday are the steps AFROSOC and DSA should take to pressure the mayor to fully agree to all 3 of the movement’s main demands and hold the councilmembers to their pledge. Please bring your thoughts & proposals, and mark your calendar! Find the Zoom link on Slack in the poc_c channel or text Ramy at (206) 930-2010 and provide your full name.

Members of color are invited to our weekly meetings every Monday at 6 pm to get to know each other, discuss socialist politics, and plan activities.