South Seattle Emerald
City of seattle announces $55.8 million in new affordable housing projects, including partnerships with black church housing nonprofits

In an online news conference on Tuesday, the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing announced a new round of $55.8 million in affordable rental and owned housing that would create 840 new units, putting the City on track to either approve or start construction on a record $115.8 million worth of new affordable housing in 2020. The funds, which in total will create 1,430 units in projects across the city, include $62.58 million from a 2016 voter-approved housing levy, $5 … Read More

South Seattle Emerald
Opinion: how we can build equity and economic recovery in seattle’s 2021 budget

The Seattle City Council’s fall budget process this year will be vastly different in many ways, as this moment demands elected leaders to step up and address a multitude of overlapping crises that are presenting themselves at once: an ongoing public health emergency that is COVID-19, a racial reckoning calling for investments in true community safety and long-term systemic change, a climate crisis made palpable by weeks of choking wildfire smoke, and we’re still in the midst of an affordable … Read More

The Seattle Times
Seattle may have never had a brand-new mother as a City Council member. Soon, it’ll have two.

Teresa Mosqueda had read about Seattle’s child care crunch — the excruciating wait-lists and the eye-popping costs. Then she became pregnant. “To see it in a report is one thing,” the City Council member said. “To call through a list of providers that the city gave me and hit a dead end and then go to Google and just search ‘child care’ … is a whole other experience.” … Read More

The Seattle Times
Diversity in leadership: Seattle City Council

The city of Seattle has much to celebrate. We are experiencing several historic “firsts” in our city. First, we have our first lesbian mayor, Jenny Durkan. We also have three Latina women on the Seattle City Council, M. Lorena González, Teresa Mosqueda and Debora Juarez. Juarez is also a member of the Blackfeet Nation and the first Native American on the council. … Read More

King 5
Mosqueda’s election moves Seattle Council to female supermajority

Her win will give the council six women and additional diversity. She will become the third Latina councilmember, following Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez, re-elected this year to Position 9, and Councilmember Debora Juarez who is both Native-American and Mexican-American. “I think it means that our democracy is beginning to reflect our community more and more,” said Mosqueda. “I think it means we can get a lot done around equal pay, around protections in the work place and making sure more of … Read More

Seattle Weekly
How Will Teresa Mosqueda Change City Hall?

Out of the gate, Mosqueda plans on prioritizing affordable housing, equal pay for women, and affordable child care. She’d like to alleviate the housing crisis by building affordable housing on publicly-owned land. But she says that what she’s most passionate about is using her lived experience as a woman of color with knowledge of public health policy to ensure that low-income residents have access to health care and better living standards. … Read More
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Estela Ortega’s work at El Centro de la Raza empowers across intersections of race, incomes, & gender— she is a leader in equitable community building. I am committed to work toward her vision of community & I am beyond proud to do so with her support in my race for city council! ... See MoreSee Less

Estela Ortega’s work at El Centro de la Raza empowers across intersections of race, incomes, & gender— she is a leader in equitable community building. I am committed to work toward her vision of community & I am beyond proud to do so with her support in my race for city council!
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@estela.ortega.79’s work at El Centro de la Raza empowers across intersections of race, incomes, & gender— she is a leader in equitable community building. I am committed to work toward her vision of community & I am beyond proud to do so with her support in my race for city council!
I’m honored to have Dr. Ben Danielson’s support as we fight to address #racism, health equity and the social determinants of health. Thousands signed on supporting his demand for #healthequity and #racialjustice here in Seattle, and across our health systems. We need action NOW✊🏾

He says it best in his @southseattleemerald piece: "I believe we have an obligation, no matter how tired we are, no matter how much we fear putting our careers at risk, no matter our sense of historic complicity, to act right now, in this moment, to make the right decisions and make the right kind of noise even when it feels hardest. This is our time of reckoning for racism. 

What are you willing to do?"
I stand with Dr. Ben Danielson. There is no place for racism in any system, especially healthcare. We must demand accountability and action. Thank you Dr. Ben for demanding change by leading on health and racial justice.
Join Us! #TeamTeresa has officially launched for re-election for Seattle City Council and we’re already half way though qualifying for Democracy Vouchers, with almost 150 early endorsers! Join the Team at TeamTeresa.org TODAY💪🏽
@bobferguson4wa reputation is built around #accountability. His leadership and victories holding the Trump Administration and powerful special interests accountable show his enduring commitment to #justice. I’m beyond honored to have his support in this race!
I am incredibly proud to have @pramilajayapal’s endorsment for City Council! She is fighting for a future that prioritizes #justice, #equity & #workersrights. I will seek to follow her leadership efforts in #Seattle! Thank you Congresswoman Jayapal!