The National League of Cities (NLC) honored the city of Seattle for its program in enhancing and promoting cultural diversity during the annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. The city received the NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Award for its Public Outreach and Engagement Liaison program at a recent ceremony.
Advocates for increased political representation of communities of color were present at the Washington Redistricting Commission’s special meeting in Olympia on Sept. 13 to witness the release of the commissioners’ proposed congressional and legislative district maps.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Majority minority districts will lead to more civic participation in communities of color,” said Cherry Cayabyab, project director of United for Fair Representation, which is a coalition that works through the Win/Win Network to push for, among other things, a 10th congressional district that is made up primarily of […]
“[Seattle Mayor-elect Mike] McGinn explained that rather than making courtesy calls to all the council members, he thought it better to just walk over and meet face to face on a casual basis,” said Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata in a release. “This is a departure from Mayor Nickel’s style, which was to rely more on his deputy mayor Tim Ceis to walk the council hallway.”
“There is a large sense of personal space … when someone gets close, people freak out.” — Candace Chin “Everything is so much bigger: the people, the buildings, even the boats.” — Yong Kwon “People are so big and tall.” — Amber Nguyen “It’s beautiful and much nicer than Canton.” — Chau Juh Deng