Councilmember Mosqueda First Candidate to Qualify for Seattle Democracy Voucher Program

SEATTLE– Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is the first candidate in 2021 to qualify for the Democracy Voucher Program after receiving well over the required 400 donations and 400 signatures from Seattle residents. This is Mosqueda’s second time qualifying for Democracy Vouchers. In 2017, Mosqueda was the first, first time candidate to participate in, and win a campaign, using Seattle’s public campaign financing program.

Mosqueda announced her re-election campaign less than a month ago and with broad community support and  quickly qualified for the program. She has raised nearly $30,000 from over 635 donors, an average donation of just over $44 a person, emphasizing the importance of small-donor contributions and public campaign financing. Mosqueda — a longtime labor leader and advocate for children and families — will continue her focus on issues facing working people, families, and small businesses if re-elected.

“Democracy Vouchers allow all Seattle residents to have a voice in local elections, to support candidates of their choosing, regardless of their economic status,” said Mosqueda. “This program is an innovative tool of political enfranchisement that I am honored to continue to prove that the voucher program works, is needed, and is changing elections as we know it.  Too often, there are barriers that affect residents’ ability to participate in local elections, discouraging engagement, and leaving folks out. Democracy Vouchers change that. The tremendous early support I have received across Seattle is humbling, and a reflection of my commitment to center policymaking on equity and opportunity for all Seattle residents.”

Mosqueda’s record of advocacy and strong support for those facing short and long term financial and housing security issues in the ongoing pandemic is reflected in her many early endorsements from community and elected leaders.

“Teresa puts people– including those most impacted by the policies, by the pandemic, by systemic racism– first, and she works hard for Seattle and all of its residents,” said human and immigrant rights advocate and leader Rich Stolz. “Teresa’s leadership is precisely what Seattle’s City Council needs at a time that requires leaders who listen and think creatively about how to put government to work for people and communities.”

“In her time on City Council, Teresa has been a true champion for working families, particularly for those that are often neglected, made invisible, and have no protections,” said State Senator Rebecca Saldaña (D-37th District). “From domestic workers to gig workers, she has been there.”

In 2017, Democracy Vouchers made up two-thirds of Mosqueda’s campaign fundraising total and Mosqueda was the first, first-time candidate in the nation to win with a publicly financed campaign program.

For a complete list of endorsements or to learn more, visit TeamTeresa.org

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Teresa Mosqueda

Thank you Nicole Thomas-Kennedy for Seattle City Attorney for your endorsement and your commitment to #community-led safety! Seattle, let’s vote for truly transformative policies this November 💪🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Nicole Thomas-Kennedy for Seattle City Attorney for your endorsement and your commitment to #community-led safety! Seattle, let’s vote for truly transformative policies this November 💪🏽
6 hours ago
Teresa Mosqueda

Unfortunately, our #DoorKnockTheBlock THIS Saturday (9/25) at Soundview Playfield has been postponed BUT you can head to TeamTeresa.org/events to join us for the many upcoming walks we have planned. See you out there in October, #TeamTeresa 👋🏽💜 ... See MoreSee Less

Unfortunately, our #DoorKnockTheBlock THIS Saturday (9/25) at Soundview Playfield has been postponed BUT you can head to TeamTeresa.org/events to join us for the many upcoming walks we have planned. See you out there in October, #TeamTeresa 👋🏽💜
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Thank you @ntk4justice for your endorsement and your commitment to #community-led safety! Seattle, let’s vote for truly transformative policies this November 💪🏽
Unfortunately, our #DoorKnockTheBlock THIS Saturday (9/25) at Soundview Playfield has been postponed BUT you can head to TeamTeresa.org/events to join us for the many upcoming walks we have planned. See you out there in October, #TeamTeresa 👋🏽💜
Standing in solidarity with the @nwcarpenters as they fight for #fair and #livable wages in the cities they’ve built!

I will keep fighting to support you with public policy from the city that addresses parking, housing, and congestion.
Are you committed to bringing core progressive values to City Hall? Then join #TeamTeresa for #DoorKnockTheBlock THIS Saturday at Soundview Playfield to talk to neighbors about our people-powered progressive campaign 💜💪🏽 sign up at TeamTeresa.org/36th
Our region prides itself on our #maritime industry and the outstanding work of our #sailors. I thank you all for your contributions to the prosperity of our city and I am honored to earn your sole endorsement, Sailors’ Union of the Pacific!
Thank you to the @fremontchamber for inviting me to the Pacific Fisherman Shipyard to discuss the importance of good #LivingWage jobs in Seattle, supporting the growth of the #maritime industry right here in Ballard, and creating #housing to address the most pressing City issues.