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Archive for 'Immigrants & refugees'

Mayor outlines plan to bring Preschool for All to Seattle

Today Mayor McGinn announced funding for the next steps to develop Preschool for All in Seattle, following through on his commitment first announced in January. The 2014 Proposed Budget also includes $500,000 in additional funding to expand the early learning programs that will serve as the building blocks of Preschool for All. McGinn’s 2014 Proposed […]


Mayor announces funding to support victims of domestic violence

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced new City investments to support domestic violence victims in Seattle as part of his 2014 Proposed Budget. A total of nearly $438,000 in investments would fund support for critically needed housing for domestic violence survivors and their children ($200,000); development of a domestic violence response center that would provide multiple, […]


New initiatives to support immigrant communities

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced several new efforts to support immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle, including the creation of an Immigrant Voting Rights Taskforce. The taskforce, comprised of community leaders, academics and attorneys, will be tasked with making Seattle more voter-friendly for the more than 100,000 Seattle residents who are foreign-born. “This taskforce will […]


Mayor announces new college course to recruit and prepare applicants for the Seattle police exam

Today Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle Central Community College president Dr. Paul T. Killpatrick announced a new partnership between the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Central Community College to offer a free five-credit course entitled “Introduction to Community Policing.” The course will cover basic policing skills with an emphasis on collaborating with the community, as […]


Mayor announces support for young immigrants eligible for work authorizations

Today Mayor McGinn announced new City efforts to support young people eligible for work authorizations through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy launched by President Barack Obama in June 2012. Individuals age 18 and over can now call the Seattle City Light Service Center at (206) 684-3000 and have their names added […]


Letter in support of County Ordinance 2013-0285 to protect immigrants and refugees

Yesterday I sent a letter co-authored by the City Attorney and the Seattle City Council to the King County Council on the subject of County Ordinance 2013-0285. The ordinance addresses the federal government’s controversial “Secure Communities” program, which has unnecessarily prolonged detention and increased deportation of immigrants. Under Secure Communities, the county sends every arrestee’s […]


Mayor announces Families and Education Levy awards for preschool

Today, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the award of approximately $470,000 in funding from the 2011 Families and Education Levy for investments in early learning at three Seattle preschools as part of the City of Seattle’s Step Ahead preschool program: The 2011 funding increases slots at one existing Levy-funded preschool, Denise Louie Education Center in Seattle’s […]


New bilingual street name signs unveiled in the Chinatown-International District

Today Mayor Mike McGinn and Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) board member Tuck Eng unveiled the first of several bilingual street name signs at Dragon Fest, the Chinatown-International District’s summer festival. The first sign, located at the corner of Sixth Avenue South and South King Street, is being installed as part of a neighborhood […]


City asking consultants to work directly with local ethnic media outlets

Consultant contracting process to request ethnic media plan as part of strategy for community outreach and City communications Mayor Mike McGinn announced today a new approach to increase inclusive outreach by strengthening collaboration between City consultants and ethnic media outlets. Consultants seeking to contract with the City on projects that include a community outreach component […]


Seattle Says No to “Global Faces of Terrorism” Ad

The Puget Sound Joint Terrorism Task Force launched the “Rewards for Justice” Campaign in Seattle the week of June 4. The program is administered from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. It pays rewards to individuals who provide information about individuals planning acts of international terrorism and it is an important safety […]