Conversation with Kshama Sawant and others

May 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
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Join us TOMORROW (Sunday), May 16 at 5pm PT/8pm ET for a national telethon livestream to defend Kshama Sawant!

Big business and the right wing have teamed up in an attempt to remove Seattle’s socialist city councilmember because of her role in leading movements to win historic victories for working people and marginalized communities. This attack on Kshama sets a dangerous precedent because, in essence, it is an attack on the vital right to protest.

Hosts Katie Halper, Liza Featherstone, Lauren Steiner, Keaton Weiss, and Jamarl Thomas will lead us through a series of conversations with Seattle-area, national, and international speakers.

How did Seattle become the first major city to pass the $15 min. wage? What’s next for movements on the left? How do we defend Kshama Sawant, the only elected socialist in Seattle, against a right-wing, billionaire-backed recall? We’ll be discussing these crucial questions and more during a series of short panel discussions, with guests including:

⭐️ John Nichols of The Nation magazine

⭐️ Susan Fitzgerald, Socialist Party Ireland member and union activist

⭐️ Byron Sigcho-Lopez, Chicago Alderman and DSA member

⭐️ Konstantine Anthony, Burbank City Councilmember and DSA member

⭐️ Cora Bergantiños-Crespo, President of Columbia University’s Postdoctoral Researchers union (CPU-UAW) (personal capacity).

Kshama’s office has played a key role in inspiring struggles for progressive policies across the nation. It’s critical that we keep Kshama in office not just to continue building those struggles, but because if Kshama is removed from office by this totally baseless, undemocratic Recall, it will set the stage for increased repression of working class organizing everywhere.

Tune in through Facebook or Youtube Live at 5 PM PST on Sunday, May 16th to take a stand and join the movement to defend Kshama Sawant from this right-wing recall! Don’t miss it: RSVP now!

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