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Posted on 5 August 2015 at 11:09 GMT
Kshama gets 49.9% in Seattle primary vote
Kshama has received 49.9% of the vote in the Seattle primary election, a full 15 percentage points ahead of her nearest opponent, Pamela Banks, in a field of five candidates.
This result is a confirmation of the support among ordinary people in Seattle for Kshama's work on the council over the past 19 months.
Most important she played a critical role in winning the first $15 minimum wage ordinance in a major city.
She used her position to help build, with union support, a grassroots movement, 15 Now, which has now spread to cities across the country.
Kshama has gone on to lead a series of other fights and is now leading the struggle for rent control and building high-quality public housing to address the massive affordability crisis in the city.
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