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I was raised by a single mother who always worked two jobs. Finding affordable child care was a constant struggle; too often I ended up home alone. Now I’m a mom with three kids of my own in Seattle Public schools, and for me it’s as clear as ever that working families shouldn’t have to struggle so hard to make ends meet. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what color your skin is, who you love, or how you worship; if you work for a living, you should be making a living that supports your family. Our communities only thrive when every single one of us has a fair shot at a happy, healthy life.
I’ve been in Seattle for almost twenty years, working and advocating for Seattle’s communities of color, most recently as a community organizer for Rainier Beach Action Coalition and as a Human Rights Commissioner. I am trained as a community and regional planner— having spent my career working with frontline communities to bring about food security and stop displacement in low-income neighborhoods. I believe that with my experience having served as a Legislative Director and city budget analyst, as well as my dedication to working with community here in Seattle, I will effectively serve the diverse neighborhoods and interests of our district.
“We need to shift power from the wealthy to the regular working people of Seattle so everyone can share in the prosperity of the vibrant communities we’ve built.”
— Tammy Morales
Working for YOU
Unfortunately, Seattle has become a city ruled by lobbyists and strategists with easy access to power. The consequences of this are obvious. When our community offers solutions to our housing crisis, we are met with corporate power and enormous spending to oppose change— all the while our poor communities and communities of color continue to get pushed out of Seattle. The gap between those with everything they need and the most vulnerable has only continued to widen despite our city’s tremendous growth.
We can change this. We just need the right leader to do it. I’m proud to have the endorsement of both elected leaders and community leaders who believe I can get the job done.
U.S. Representative, WA-07Click here to read endorsement
“I’m proud to support Tammy Morales for District 2 Seattle City Council. Tammy is a champion for working families. She’s been a strong advocate for policies that protect against displacement and is committed to building a local economy that works for everyone.”
State Senator, 37th Dist.Click here to read endorsement
“Our City Council must be willing to work with Olympia to find solutions to our broken tax system and ensure that the voices of our racial, economic and climate justice advocates are heard in City Hall. Tammy Morales has both the policy experience and the grassroots experience to make both of those things happen.”
Seattle City Council Member, District 8Click here to read endorsement
“I’m proud to endorse Tammy Morales for Seattle City Council. Tammy is a proven advocate for workers. Whether it’s organizing rallies against New Seasons grocery and their unfair sick leave policies, standing with Space Needle and hotel works, or helping my office strategize on our campaign for a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, Tammy knows that if you’re working for a living, you should be able to support yourself and your family. I know she’ll be a strong advocate for the people of District 2.”
Urban Planner and ActivistClick here to read endorsement
“Tammy Morales has a vision for the city that’s inclusive and caring. Her focus on equity means that she listens with compassion and acts with integrity to serve her community. I’ve watched her do that as a neighborhood advocate and I’m excited to watch her do that as a City Councilmember. I’m proud to endorse her for Seattle City Council, District 2.”
King County CouncilmemberClick here to read endorsement
“I am endorsing Tammy Morales for Seattle City Council because she has the integrity and community relationships we need to build power in our communities. Tammy understands that if we’re going to lift communities out of poverty, we have to strive for a fair distribution of wealth and resources and build a strong people-powered movement. I believe Tammy can mobilize our communities to fight for racial, economic, social, and environmental justice. I know she’ll be a strong advocate for the people of District 2.”
Organizer & AttorneyClick here to read endorsement
The City of Seattle is in the midst of a crisis. The rent is too high, there is not enough housing for all of the people who need it, the chasm between the rich and the poor continues to get wider, and racial and economic inequality is getting worse. In our state those who make the least pay almost 17% in taxes while the wealthiest pay 0-2%. And it seems no matter how much we point this out to our elected officials they do not hear us nor do they do anything about it.
Ayanna Pressley said, “Listening is something as elected officials, as leaders, we forget to do.” We need more elected officials who listen the way Tammy Morales does.
In 2015 when Tammy ran against City of Seattle District 2 incumbent Bruce Harrell many were not sure if she stood a chance. But that did not deter her. She door knocked, community organized, attended events, volunteered, and built relationships. She worked tirelessly; losing by an incredibly narrow margin. At the end of the campaign people repeatedly told Tammy, “We need you to remain engaged in community. This will show us you are here for more than a seat. This will show us you are here for us.”
Tammy listened. She IS here with and for us.
Tammy is an active community organizer and advocate for equity. She often organizes and serves without credit and yet always gives credit to others where credit is due. She does not just work on behalf of communities. Rather, Tammy works in and with communities because she understands the value and importance of building our community power for self-advocacy and self-determination. She knows that no elected official can do, what a movement is required to achieve.
I support Tammy Morales for Seattle City Council District 2 because I know she will continue to build relationships in our communities which grow our power and ability to effectively advocate for the changes we most need. She understands that the solutions to end poverty and racial inequality live amongst those most impacted by these social ills. Tammy will work alongside our most marginalized communities to continue to build a people powered movement to fight for justice for all.
I support Tammy Morales because we need more politicians who listen to justice movements and act with integrity upon what they’ve heard.
Co-chair of the Seattle LGBTQ Commission*
Educator and neighborhood advocate
Tenants rights advocate
Community leader and activist
Executive Director Somali Family Safety Task Force*
Workers rights advocate
Neighborhood and equitable development advocate
Small business owner
Community and labor organizer
State Board Member, National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington*
Georgetown small business owner
Writer, artist, traveler, teacher, and activist
Public utility advocate
Neighborhood safety advocate
Educator and community activist
Equitable Development and Neighborhood Advocate
Race and social justice activist, community leader
Chinatown/ID resident and community organizer
Child and Family Advocate
Urban Planner and Activist
Community leader and K-12 Education advocate
*Organization for identification purposes only