Endorsements

M. L. King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO

M. L. King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO

The M. L. King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is the central body of labor organizations in King County, Washington. The core responsibilities of the M. L. King County Labor Council are to assist workers and their unions in the struggle for social and economic justice; support efforts to organize and bargain fair contracts; lobby, endorse and involve working people in the political process; advocate and support laws that protect working people; support community services outreach work; and unite with community allies who are also struggling for justice.

County Ballot Measures

King County Proposition #1

  • VOTE APPROVED
    Vote to Approve Funding for Harborview Medical Center
  • With increasing regional demand for medical services, behavioral health, and COVID-related visits, King County Proposition 1 provides voters the opportunity to protect and expand critical regional health care services for decades to come. Proposition 1 would implement a capital improvement bond of $1.74 billion to provide needed health and safety improvements at Harborview Medical Center.

    Harborview is vital to the health and safety of our region. The medical center serves hundreds of thousands of patients every year and is our only Level 1 Trauma center for the entire Pacific Northwest, serving the most critical patients throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. In the event of a major earthquake or natural disaster, Harborview will be at the heart of our region’s response, not only taking care of patients but coordinating disaster response for King County. 

    Proposition 1 would levy a tax of about eight cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, which would cost the owner of a home valued at $600,000 on average an additional $61 per year. The funds generated by this levy would go towards improving patient and caregiver safety, expanding behavioral health programs, and funding critical seismic upgrades to ensure that Harborview is fully operational if and when the big one hits.

    Today, Harborview is operating at nearly 100% capacity. As our population grows, we need Proposition 1 to ensure we and our loved ones all have access to the best trauma, emergency and other urgent care. Vote "Yes" on King County Proposition 1.
     

    King County Proposition 1 - Harborview bond

    With increasing regional demand for medical services, behavioral health, and COVID-related visits, King County Proposition 1 provides voters the opportunity to protect and expand critical regional health care services for decades to come.

City Ballot Measures

Seattle City Proposition #1

  • VOTE YES
    Vote YES to Protect Essential Transit Service
  • Approval of Seattle's Proposition 1 is critical in order to maintain, protect, and expand our vital transit services. The proposition would authorize a sales and use tax of up to 0.15% to replace the current voter-approved 0.1% sales tax and Vehicle License Fee of $60, which expire on December 31st of this year. Funding from the tax would be dedicated to and directly serve the city's myriad transportation needs.

    Proposition 1 would help fund improvements and maintenance to transit service, support emerging mobility needs to support COVID-19 recovery, provide community-led oversight, mitigate the effects of the ongoing closure of the West Seattle High Bridge, and continue transit access programs for students, seniors, and residents with low-incomes. Any remaining funds would go to other transportation improvements and maintenance.

    The coronavirus pandemic and trimmed transportation funding affect many people's ability to live, work, and thrive in our community, and we should act to preserve Seattle residents' ability to get from place to place quickly and safely. Vote "Approved" on City of Seattle Proposition 1.

    Seattle, City Proposition 1

    Approval of Seattle's Proposition 1 is critical in order to maintain, protect, and expand our vital transit services. The proposition would authorize a sales and use tax of up to 0.15% to replace the current voter-approved 0.1% sales tax and Vehicle License Fee of $60, which expire on December 31st of this year. Funding from the tax would be dedicated to and directly serve the city's myriad transportation needs.