I know firsthand as a doctor from treating children and adults who have suffered as a result of pollution in our communities that climate change is an existential, real, and advancing threat to our city and our neighbors. Serious adverse health effects result, and these disproportionately affect impoverished and marginalized communities. As a rapidly growing, global, and progressive city, we must lead in the fight against climate change by:

  • Working regionally, with cities and counties around the Puget Sound and across the state, to continue to set bold climate objectives that we can meet and exceed by working together. For example, Seattle City Light uses 100% carbon neutral energy, but we must move to get our entire city, region, and state onto a completely renewable energy grid.
  • Washington’ 100% Clean Energy bill recently signed into law by Governor Inslee is a national example of how we must aggressively pursue renewable energy sources, and Seattle must be a leader. We need to continue to up production from renewable energy resources, expand consumer access to it, and invest in new clean energy technologies.
  • I will work to expedite the Ballard Light Rail extension, continue to advocate for further investments in public transit, and aggressively push our efforts to get people out of their cars, which make up more than 40% of the state’s carbon emissions.
  • Done properly, increasing density in Seattle will protect our environment by increasing use of mass transit, decreasing car commuting, and decreasing commute times.
  • We must work to decarbonize our transportation systems, buildings, and many other industries.

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Jay For Seattle

Many thanks to Duy Tran, the North End Outreach Case Manager for the Downtown Emergency Service Center, for allowing me to shadow him last Friday!

Every day, Duy walks and bikes 🚶‍♂️🚲 through the U District proactively reaching out to our community's unsheltered offering support, ensuring they are safe, have access to food and appropriate shelter if available, offering additional resources as needed, and most importantly, being a true friend to these vulnerable neighbors.

To see Duy's care and compassion, versatile people skills, knowledge, and amazing relationships in action was truly inspiring. DESC does transformational work in #Seattle, and we are lucky to have such a great resource in our city-- thank you Duy and DESC staff for all you do!
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Many thanks to Duy Tran, the North End Outreach Case Manager for the Downtown Emergency Service Center, for allowing me to shadow him last Friday!

Every day, Duy walks and bikes 🚶‍♂️🚲  through the U District proactively reaching out to our communitys unsheltered offering support, ensuring they are safe, have access to food and appropriate shelter if available, offering additional resources as needed, and most importantly, being a true friend to these vulnerable neighbors.  

To see Duys care and compassion, versatile people skills, knowledge, and amazing relationships in action was truly inspiring.  DESC does transformational work in #Seattle, and we are lucky to have such a great resource in our city-- thank you Duy and DESC staff for all you do!

 

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If I can say nothing else, I will say this: Jay, you are truly getting to know your city. You deserve to be on the Council and the city deserves to have you on its Council. In these past few months, you have probably done more in respect to getting involved with your city than all the rest of the city council combined over the past 20 years.

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