My name is Chelsea and I’m running for Tumwater City Council Position No. 5. I love living here and want to do everything in my power to enrich our community, channel funds and support to resolving local issues facing the city, and be a positive force for good. I believe residents of Tumwater are ready to embrace radical changes that will benefit everyone, regardless of class, gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion. I hope to earn your support in the 2017 election, and would be so grateful and deeply honored to work with the citizens of my community to achieve our shared vision of equality and security for all.
I won’t settle for less than the universal justice I know we deserve, and which has already eluded so many, placing a disproportionate burden on the less privileged. I don’t believe in scaling back demands for our basic rights. As your city councilwoman, I will tirelessly advocate for you so that the sick are cared for, the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, the unemployed have work, the underpaid are compensated with a living wage, and everyone is free to live without systemic discrimination.
Tumwater residents have the good fortune of living in the city with the highest per capita income in Thurston County — we have the resources to tackle any problem. Yet our unemployment rate hovers above the national average, the poverty level is still at 10.4%, and the median annual earnings for men are $50k while those for women are only $31k. With your support, together we can build a community of employee-owned workplaces, secure neighborhoods, clean energy programs, full employment, well-maintained infrastructure, thriving arts, wage equality for men and women, and paths to higher education.
If you live in Tumwater and would like to cast your vote for city council, please be sure you are registered to vote by the deadlines posted on the Thurston County Auditor’s Elections guide.
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