Defend DACA

On Tuesday, we received the devastating news that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, also known as the program benefiting DREAMers, had been rescinded by the Trump administration. Many of the DREAMers who benefited from this program have only known this country as their home and have made tremendous contributions to our communities... Continue Reading →

Alternatives to Secure Detention

Last month, the first meeting of the King County Council’s Special Committee on Alternatives to Incarceration was held with Councilmembers Claudia Balducci, Reagan Dunn, Larry Gossett, and myself. The purpose of this new committee is to establish and review recommendations to improve the County’s alternatives to incarceration programs, including electronic home detention and work education... Continue Reading →

Women’s History Month in King County

We take for granted in many ways that women are now well represented and achieve in all spheres of life. So much has changed in the last few decades; however, there is still much more to do. As I reflect on National Women’s History Month, which occurs every March and which we proclaimed here in King... Continue Reading →

Equity and Social Justice

Many in our region are prospering and thriving, and for many, this is a great place to live, learn, work and rear a family. In fact, King County is home to some of the most economically successful communities and businesses in the world. However, for many King County residents, the story is completely different. In... Continue Reading →

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