Tax Justice Victory Party!
Jul
30
3:00 pm15:00

Tax Justice Victory Party!

We won!!!

Just six months after the Trump-Proof Seattle Coalition began our campaign for tax justice, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a 2.25% tax on income in excess of $250,000 ($500K for joint filers), to protect against Trump budget cuts and fund vital public services.

Our grassroots campaign has made waves around the country. The right-wing Freedom Foundation, sensing a threat to the entrenched privilege of the very wealthy, has promised to sue. We say bring it on. When we organize, we win!

You're invited to celebrate this victory with us. There will be food, drink, speeches, music, a photo booth, and great company. Southside Commons is wheelchair accessible, and there's a beautiful park right outside. See you there!

Victory Party
Sunday, July 30
3:00 – 6:00 PM
Southside Commons, 3518 S. Edmunds St.
Two blocks east of Columbia City Light Rail Station
One block west of Route 7 stop on Rainier Ave.

https://www.facebook.com/events/114112242565247/


FINAL VOTE on Seattle Progressive Income Tax
Jul
10
12:30 pm12:30

FINAL VOTE on Seattle Progressive Income Tax

This is the moment we've been organizing for! Less than six months after we kicked off the Trump-Proof Seattle campaign in January, we are counting down the last few days to victory. We expect the Seattle City Council to take a final vote on Monday, July 10th:

12:30 PM: Rally in the plaza on the 4th Ave side of City Hall
2:00 PM: Full City Council Meeting in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor

The ordinance will impose a 2.25% tax on income in excess of $250K ($500K for joint filers), raising over $140M per year to fund vital public services and protect against Trump budget cuts.

Let's pack City Hall to show our councilmembers that Seattle residents want our city to take the lead in challenging our upside-down tax system, raising new revenue to protect against Trump and to make Seattle a city for everyone, not just for the rich!

Pack City Hall for a Seattle Progressive Income Tax!
Jun
14
5:00 pm17:00

Pack City Hall for a Seattle Progressive Income Tax!

  • Seattle City Hall


On the evening of Wednesday, June 14th, there will be a special committee meeting and public hearing to discuss a Seattle progressive income tax ordinance!

Councilmembers' discussion of the legislation will start at 5:00 PM. The public hearing will follow. You may want to arrive early to sign up to testify.

Now that we're finally getting to the specifics of legislation to tax Seattle's wealthiest households, we will see where our elected officials really stand.

Let's pack City Hall on June 14th to show our councilmembers that Seattle residents want our city to take the lead in challenging our upside-down tax system, raising new revenue to protect against Trump budget cuts and to make Seattle a city for everyone, not just for the rich!

Help us keep this train on track for victory by July 10th!

trumpproofseattle.org

Pack City Hall: First Hearing on Seattle Progressive Income Tax
May
31
8:30 pm20:30

Pack City Hall: First Hearing on Seattle Progressive Income Tax

  • Seattle City Hall

Public hearing begins at 9am. Arrive at 8:00 or 8:30 to get a seat and sign up to speak!

A progressive income tax targeting wealthy households will be discussed for the first time at this special meeting of the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Finance Committee. After the public comment there will be a panel discussion including coalition representatives, tax experts, and the councilmembers on the committee.

Now, when actual legislation is introduced, is when we can expect strong opposition to emerge and some councilmembers to start getting cold feet. So...

Let's pack City Hall on May 31st to show our representatives on the City Council that Seattle residents want our city to take the lead in challenging our upside-down tax system, raising new revenue to protect against Trump budget cuts and to make Seattle a city for everyone, not just for the rich!

Trump Proof Seattle District 5 Town Hall
May
22
6:30 pm18:30

Trump Proof Seattle District 5 Town Hall

Join us for a Town Hall Forum in District 5 on Monday, May 22 at North Seattle College, in the College Center Room CC1161. (Campus Map) Citycouncilmember Debora Juarez will be joining us.

Doors open at 6:00 PM, program begins at 6:30 sharp. There will be information tables and organizers there to answer your questions, so come early to chat and find a seat.

The program will include a presentation, speakers from organizations that have endorsed this campaign, and public comment. This Town Hall is organized by, and for, residents of District 5. The event is co-sponsored by the District 5 Neighborhood Action Coalition, the Transit Riders Union, and 350 Seattle.

Trump Proof Seattle District 3 Town Hall
May
18
5:30 pm17:30

Trump Proof Seattle District 3 Town Hall

  • Washington Hall

Join us for a Town Hall Forum in District 3 on Thursday, May 18 at Washington Hall, Citycouncilmember Kshama Sawant will be joining us.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, program begins at 6:00 sharp. There will be information tables and organizers there to answer your questions, so come early to chat and find a seat.

The program will include a presentation, speakers from organizations that have endorsed this campaign, and public comment.

Trump-Proof Seattle District 7 Town Hall
May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Trump-Proof Seattle District 7 Town Hall

  • SEIU 775 Benefits Group

Join us for a Town Hall Forum in District 7 on Friday, May 12 at SEIU 775 Benefits Group. City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw will be joining us.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, program begins at 6:00 sharp. There will be information tables and organizers there to answer your questions, so come early to chat and find a seat.

The program will include a presentation, speakers from organizations that have endorsed this campaign, and public comment. This Town Hall is organized by, and for, residents of District 7. The event is co-sponsored by the District 7 Neighborhood Action Coalition, the Transit Riders Union, and 350 Seattle.

Trump-Proof Seattle District 1 Town Hall
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Trump-Proof Seattle District 1 Town Hall

  • South Seattle College

Join us for a Town Hall Forum in District 1 on Thursday, May 4th at the South Seattle College. Councilmember Lisa Herbold will be joining us. Help us show Councilmember Herbold that Seattle residents expect our city to take the lead in challenging Washington State's unjust tax system, and that we support taxing wealthy households to protect our communities against Trump!

Doors open at 5:30 PM, program begins at 6:00 sharp. There will be information tables and organizers there to answer your questions, so come early to chat and find a seat.

The program will include a presentation, speakers from organizations that have endorsed this campaign, and public comment. This Town Hall is sponsored by the District 1 Neighborhood Action Council, the Transit Riders Union, 350 Seattle.

Let's Pack City Hall: Resolution for a Progressive Income Tax!
May
1
2:00 pm14:00

Let's Pack City Hall: Resolution for a Progressive Income Tax!

  • Seattle City Hall

Yes, you heard that right! On May Day at their 2pm full council meeting, the City Council will be voting on a RESOLUTION expressing The City of Seattle’s intent to adopt a progressive income tax targeting high-income households. The Resolution establishes a goal of having an ORDINANCE drafted by the end of May, and finally passed on July 10th.

This is a MAJOR MILESTONE in the Trump-Proof Seattle Campaign!! We are making amazing progress - but now it's more important than ever to redouble our efforts. There remain many open questions and opportunities for delay, and we need to keep the pressure on to make sure a strong ordinance is crafted and passed on schedule.

FIRST STEP: Help us pack City Hall on May 1st to show our City Councilmembers that Seattle residents want our city to take the lead in challenging our upside-down tax system, raising new revenue to protect against Trump budget cuts, and making Seattle a city for everyone, not just for the rich!

Are you going to Judkins Park for the May Day Rally and March? Meet us there! Look for the Transit Riders Union banner. A contingent will be leaving Judkins and heading to City Hall in time to arrive at 2pm, and then rejoining the march afterwards.

Or, if you're not marching that day, just meet us at City Hall!

Trump-Proof Seattle District 2 Town Hall
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Trump-Proof Seattle District 2 Town Hall

  • Southeast Seattle Senior Center

Join us for a Town Hall Forum in District 2 on Thursday, April 20th at the Southeast Seattle Senior Center. Councilmember Bruce Harrell has been invited - we are waiting to hear whether he will be joining us. Help us show Councilmember Harrell that Seattle residents expect our city to take the lead in challenging Washington State's unjust tax system, and that we support taxing wealthly households to protect our communities against Trump!

Doors open at 6:30 PM, program begins at 7:00 sharp. There will be information tables and organizers there to answer your questions, so come early to chat and find a seat.

The program will include a presentation, speakers from organizations that have endorsed this campaign, and public comment. This Town Hall is sponsored by the District 2 Neighborhood Action Council, the Transit Riders Union, 350 Seattle, SAFE, and Nickelsville.

Trump-Proof Seattle District 6 Town Hall with Mike O'Brien
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Trump-Proof Seattle District 6 Town Hall with Mike O'Brien

  • Greenwood Senior Center

Join us for a Town Hall Forum with District 6 Councilmember Mike O'Brien on Friday, April 14th at the Greenwood Senior Center. Help us show Councilmember O'Brien that Seattle residents expect our city to take the lead in challenging Washington State's unjust tax system, and that we support taxing wealthly households to protect our communities against Trump!

Doors open at 5:30 PM, program begins at 6:00 sharp. There will be information tables and organizers there to answer your questions, so come early to chat and find a seat.

The program will include a presentation, speakers from organizations that have endorsed this campaign, and public comment. This Town Hall is sponsored by the District 6 Neighborhood Action Council, the Transit Riders Union, 350 Seattle, Nickelsville, and the Democratic Socialists of America.

Campaign Action Meeting & Work Party
Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Campaign Action Meeting & Work Party

  • Casa Latina

Come to TRU's Campaign Action Meeting at Casa Latina to hear the the latest updates, get your questions answered, and discuss next steps in the campaign! We'll also get some useful work done such as painting signs, making buttons, doing data entry, making phone calls etc.

Mar
23
8:00 pm20:00

Trump-Proof Seattle District 4 Town Hall with Rob Johnson

  • University Heights Center

Join us for a Town Hall Forum with District 4 Councilmember Rob Johnson on Thursday, March 23rd at the University Heights Center. Help us show Councilmember Johnson that Seattle residents expect our city to take the lead in challenging Washington State's unjust tax system, and that we support taxing wealthly households to protect our communities against Trump!

The program will include a presentation, speakers from organizations that have endorsed this campaign, and public comment. This Town Hall is sponsored by the District 4 Neighborhood Action Council, 350 Seattle, and the Transit Riders Union.

Mar
16
5:00 pm17:00

Trump-Proof Seattle Campaign Happy Hour

  • Optimism Brewing Company

Facebook event page

Come have a beer us at Optimism Brewing Company! Meet your fellow activists and volunteers in a casual environment over a pint or two. If you haven't come out to any events yet, this is a great way to meet some of the people and organizations involved in the Trump-Proof Seattle campaign.