Contact your Councilmembers: Demand Seattle Mayor Durkan Resign or be Removed

Sign the call to remove Seattle Mayor Durkan: https://tinyurl.com/ResignDurkanSignOn or Text BYEJENNY to 55-444
Sign the call to Defund Seattle Police Department: https://tinyurl.com/DefundSPD

Thank you for joining more than 15,000 others in asking for Mayor Jenny Durkan’s resignation from office or that she be removed by the Seattle City Council. Again last night, Seattle Police used a form of tear gas on peaceful protesters. Mayor Durkan has failed to stop the Seattle Police Department from engaging in violence against its residents, failed to protect the safety of our communities, violated the accepted standards of our community by excusing and defending the violent tactics used, and has refused to meet the demands of Seattle City Council to de-escalate the police violence. 

Please take a few minutes today to contact your councilmembers.

In Seattle, police have repeatedly escalated and responded to peaceful protesters with excessive force and last night was no exception. One day after Mayor Durkan announced a 30-day ban on the use of tear gas by the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Police Department once again targeted peaceful protesters with pepper spray, flash bangs, and other chemical agents in the heart of Capitol Hill. 

It’s time for Seattle City Councilmembers to publicly call for Mayor Durkan to resign, and if she refuses, to remove her from office. Will you take action today and tweet, call, or email your district councilmember (see list below), and your two city-wide councilmembers Lorena González and Teresa Mosqueda, and ask them to commit to #DefundSPD and demand that Mayor Durkan resign or be removed in order to put an end to this brutality?

An example call script, email, and tweet can be found below. 

In addition, if you haven’t already, please sign the COVID19 Mutual Aid campaign to Defund the Seattle Policehttps://tinyurl.com/DefundSPD.

Finally, please ask your Seattle neighbors and friends to sign the letter asking Mayor Durkan to resign or be removed: https://tinyurl.com/ResignDurkanSignOn.

Thank you for your support to Defund Seattle Police and remove Mayor Durkan from office.

– The Resign Durkan Committee
To contact us, send email to resigndurkan@gmail.com.

Find your councilmember here.


Call Script:

Call your district councilmember and both city-wide councilmembers.

Hello, my name is <<Name>> and I am calling from Seattle <<Your District>>. I’m calling on <<your councilmember’s name>> to ask for Mayor Jenny Durkan’s resignation, or for her removal from office by the City Council, and for your commitment to defunding the Seattle Police Department. Mayor Durkan has failed to stop SPD from engaging in violence against its residents and our communities aren’t safe with her as Mayor. As a resident of your district, I’m asking the City Council to demand her resignation. She must resign or you must remove her from office to defund SPD and end this brutality. Thank you. 

  • District 1: Lisa Herbold – 206-684-8801
  • District 2: Tammy Morales – 206-684-8802
  • District 3: Kshama Sawant – 206-684-8803
  • District 4: Alex Pedersen – 206-684-8804
  • District 5: Debora Juarez – 206-684-8805
  • District 6: Dan Strauss – 206-684-8806
  • District 7: Andrew Lewis – 206-684-8807
  • City-wide: Teresa Mosqueda – 206-684-8808
  • City-wide: Lorena González – 206-684-8809

Example Email:

Send to your district councilmember and to both city-wide councilmembers.

  • District 1: Lisa Herbold – lisa.herbold@seattle.gov
  • District 2: Tammy Morales – tammy.morales@seattle.gov
  • District 3: Kshama Sawant – kshama.sawant@seattle.gov
  • District 4: Alex Pedersen – alex.pedersen@seattle.gov
  • District 5: Debora Juarez – debora.juarez@seattle.gov
  • District 6: Dan Strauss – dan.strauss@seattle.gov
  • District 7: Andrew Lewis – andrew.lewis@seattle.gov
  • City-wide: Teresa Mosqueda – teresa.mosqueda@seattle.gov
  • City-wide: Lorena González – lorena.gonzalez@seattle.gov


Thank you to those councilmembers & staff for joining peaceful protesters on the front lines Saturday in Capitol Hill. We are grateful for your leadership, but Seattle City Council should not have to be on the front lines to de-escalate police brutality and violence. The time to take action by defunding the Seattle Police department is now. Mayor Durkan has failed to stop SPD from engaging in violence against its residents, and our communities aren’t safe with her as Mayor. 

Despite announcing a 30-day ban on the use of tear gas by the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Police Department once again targeted peaceful protesters with pepper spray, flash bangs, and other chemical agents in Capitol Hill last night. She has failed to protect the safety of our communities, specifically our Black community, the homeless, and peaceful protesters, and has violated the accepted standards of our community by excusing and defending the violent tactics used. 

As a Seattle resident and your constituent, I ask that you commit to defunding the Seattle Police Department and demand her resignation. She must resign or you must remove her from office to #DefundSPD and end this unnecessary violence.


Tweets:

You can use the following click-to-tweet links to Tweet your support to your councilmembers:

<<Your CM’s Twitter>> @CMTMosqueda @CMLGonzalez, I live in <<Your District>>. @MayorJenny has failed to stop SPD from engaging in violence against its residents, & our communities aren’t safe with her as Mayor. Please demand her resignation or remove her from office and commit to #DefundSPD


Facebook Comment

Because Alex Pedersen does not have a Twitter account, please also comment on his Councilmember Facebook page.

You can find his post on Seattle Police here:
https://www.facebook.com/D4AlexPedersen/posts/167859948042887

Here’s a suggested comment:
I live in District 4. Mayor Jenny has failed to stop SPD from engaging in violence against its residents, & our communities aren’t safe with her as Mayor. Please demand her resignation or remove her from office and commit to #DefundSPD!

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