If you reside/ live in #Seattle, #Washington, vote #NikkitaOliver4Mayor, &
vote out Wall Street's ( #Democrat) puppet: Ed Murray!✊
From @the.peoples.post - GET READY Seattle! You have an AMAZING choice for the upcoming mayoral election in August. -
With a platform based around equity, the fight against displacement, and the fight for social justice, plus a boost from left firebrand #KshamaSawant, #nikkitaoliverkicked off her campaign to unseat Mayor Ed Murray from Seattle’s City Hall by filling the Central District’s Washington Hall beyond capacity Sunday afternoon.
“We need a mayor who has the courage to point out the obscenity of having two of the world’s richest people in our area when we have so many homeless,” Sawant said, warming the crowd up for the candidate’s speech.
For what it’s worth, neither of those extremely rich people are among the dozens who have already given to Murray’s reelection campaign. But while Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates aren’t on the contributor list, Murray has already tallied more than $300,000 in contributions at this point in the race. The Capitol Hill resident launched his campaign with a big head start last summer in a party at big time political PR executive Roger Nyhus’s home near Volunteer Park.For her part, Oliver was also trying to raise cash Sunday. Vowing not to accept “corporate donations,” the candidate called on supporters to hit the $25,000 mark in an online funding campaign with a $100,000 goal. The total sat just below $15,000 as of 9 PM Sunday.
With a campaign based around housing, education, and ending the “school-to-prison pipeline,” Oliver currently stands as the most serious challenger to Murray. Safe streets advocate Andres Salomon has also entered the race. Oliver, 31, was admitted to the state bar in 2015 and works for Creative Justice, “an arts-based alternative to incarceration,” according to Crosscut.
During her speech, Oliver took on the topic of affordable housing, an area the activist frustrated some in pro-development circles with following recent comments supporting a moratorium on new construction. Sunday, she didn’t shy away from targeting developers.