Progressive and Effective – Endorsement News

Friends –
This just in: I got The Stranger’s endorsement!  

The Stranger recognized the “brains and ‘consensus-building’ brawn” that has delivered landmark progressive policy and, like us, they want more of it. They endorsed because they see I am a proven progressive who is effective!

I am thrilled to have The Stranger’s support. And it was just icing on the cake that they recognized I proved they were wrong 4 years ago! 😉

My record of not only being progressive, but being effective earned me The Stranger endorsement, which is exactly why The Seattle Times Editorial Board chose to make NO endorsement in our race. Instead, The Times Editorial Board took backhanded swipes at progressive policies that have earned national praise.

Four years ago, the Seattle Times Editorial Board didn’t endorse me then, worried that I am unapologetically committed to labor and community. Now, their complaint is that I am good at my job, came through on my promises, worked with both business and labor, and passed progressive policies and revenue. That’s just too effective and too progressive for their taste.

Together with Council and the community, and as The Stranger Election Control Board applauds, I led the passage of JumpStart Seattle Progressive Revenue, which prevented deep and devastating cuts in the very moment when we needed services most. According to the Times’ own Westneat, “when everyone was fiddling around waiting for somebody else to do some COVID-19 relief, Seattle acted.” I’ve led the passage of critical protections for critical app-based workers and essential grocery workers, invested more funding for affordable housing, prioritized small business resiliency, and invested in safer communities.

Instead of penning offensive tropes against me when I called for electeds to step up and show the leadership that this moment demands, perhaps they should instead focus their criticism on the gassing of children in our streets and babies in their cribs, and on the mismanagement of overtime pay and insubordination. Instead of fear mongering about me being a progressive, the Editorial Board (while patting themselves on the back for supporting the minimum wage/sick leave initiative I helped lead) should acknowledge that my bills that protect workersinvest in worker powersmallest businesses, and childcare providers, make Seattle’s local economy stronger. That’s what I’ve done, and will continue to do on Council.

The good news is we won four years ago, we proved The Seattle Times Editorial Board wrong and we passed proven progressive policies. That’s what earned us The Stranger’s endorsement today – thank you!  I am committed to continue working and delivering on these issues – with your support!

P.S. Voting starts this week, remember to get your ballots in by August 3rd and vote Team Teresa! 

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52 minutes ago
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 💪🏽
3 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.