Access to healthcare, reproductive and gender-affirming care are at the forefront of my campaign as our nation continues to face an onslaught of threats to the rights of people of marginalized genders.
The right to bodily autonomy is fundamental. I will always fight to protect these rights, especially in a state like Washington which is soon to become a safehaven for birthing people in states looking to outlaw abortion entirely.
What a journey it has been these past few months! I am so grateful for all the support I have received and am so proud of how far I made it! A huge thank you to my family, community, and volunteers who helped me out along the way!! Unfortunately, I will not be going through to the general election,... but I am confident that both Chipalo and Emijah would represent South Seattle well in Olympia.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you all!
Photos from yesterday’s community meeting and fundraiser with Childcare providers! We held it at the Somali Community Services Center of Seattle run by mama Sahra Farah! Such an amazing space to be in with these hardworking women who keep our economy going!
Child care providers have ...long been a critical — if not underappreciated — part of the education infrastructure, and the pandemic-induced restriction on the economy has only exacerbated a system that was already facing a crisis. Job losses in this sector, a sector made up primarily by women, particularly impede an equitable recovery, as they also make it harder for parents to secure the child care they need to work.
I pledge to fight for all child care providers in Olympia!!
Happy #smallbusinesssaturday !! I recently went to the Columbia City Night Market, where I was able to try the Shortcake Bar’s strawberry shortcakes! The team even made a dairy free version for me!
Monika Mathews is the owner of the #BigPopUp who hosted @theshortcakebar_ at the night ...market. 😁🍨 Monika is also the owner of QueenCare in the Central district and Columbia City. She’s also the owner and executive director of the Life Enrichment Group, a community organization focusing on preparing youth academically, socially, and emotionally.
For more info on pop up space in vibrant Columbia City for small businesses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org! Follow on ig @bigpopup__ @theshortcakebar_
Guess who got her ballot!!! It’s surreal getting to bubble in my own name, I couldn’t be more grateful for how far we’ve come already. With your vote, I can make it through the primary and continue this amazing journey!!
If you don’t live in the 37th but would still like to support... my grassroots campaign, any donation would really help! (Visit electnimcobulale.com)
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our region this week due to forecasted high temperatures above 90 degrees. It's important to be aware of all of the resources available to keep us cool in this heat. Below are cooling ...centers in the 37th LD (and more). Please check the links for times of operations and locations:
Cooling centers are open across the city at libraries, community centers, and other facilities. City-affiliated sites are listed below. Anyone visiting a cooling center is encouraged wear a mask and maintain distance from people from outside your household to prevent the spread of COVID. Many local businesses also offer air-conditioned spaces. A map of the spaces listed below is available here: https://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/media/index.html?appid=016af934f52340cf8bad7bdce0c5b7a7
Four Seattle Community Centers have air conditioning and will be open to serve as cooling centers beginning July 26th through at least July 28th from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM each day.
* Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
* International District Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
The Central Library and 17 branches of The Seattle Public Library have air conditioning. Everyone is welcome to come in, cool down and stay hydrated during open hours. The nine branches that do not currently air conditioning may need to close if temperatures inside exceed 80 degrees for over an hour.
For a current list of air-conditioned library hours and updates about closures, please visit: spl.org/Today
You can also visit any King County Library System location which will be open and used for cooling shelters. Most libraries will be open and can be used as cooling shelters. Check for locations and times. https://kcls.org/visit/
Please call ahead to confirm hours and availability. All sites listed below have air conditioning.
* Central Area Senior Center (500 30th Ave S), Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; 206-726-4926 (temperature checks, masking, and physical distancing protocols are in effect)
* Pike Market Senior Center (85 Pike St, Suite 200), Monday – Friday, 8:20 AM – 4:00 PM; 206-728-2773 (masks and proof of vaccination required)
* Southeast Seattle Senior Center (4655 South Holly St), Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM; 206-722-0317 (masks required in the building)
🎯Seattle City Hall
Seattle City Hall is open as a daytime cooling center Tuesday, July 26th through Thursday, July 28th from 11:00am – 7:00pm.
🎯Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall
Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall is open as a cooling center during regular hours of operation, daily from 7:00am – 8:00pm. https://seattlecenter.com/explore/attractions/armory
🎯Cooling centers and shelters for people experiencing homelessness can also be found at the King County Regional Homeless Authority website. https://kcrha.org/severe-weather-update/
For a full list of cooling centers around King County, Washington - Government, click this link: https://kcemergency.com/2022/07/21/cooling-centers-in-king-county-july-2022/?fbclid=IwAR2em9tI-npYGMOpHg5rr0EvLLt4TRih4ET69pwxZeQzV-UFusbWT-ucAvY
For more tips on staying safe during extreme heat, visit www.kingcounty.gov/beattheheat
Delighted to have the support and endorsement of my friend @sensaldana !! I’ve had the honor to work with Rebecca around issues impacting immigrant and refugee communities during my tenure at OneAmerica. And I look forward to further opportunities if I am elected!!