Membership Meeting June 9 at 5pm

As a reminder, our next membership meeting will be Thursday 6/9 from 5-6pm via Zoom. To access the link and/or call-in number, please fill out this short form. Everyone is encouraged to login five minutes earlier to help expedite the check-in process. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
Any member who would like to propose additional agenda items or submit materials for the meeting is welcome to email by 5pm on Wednesday, June 8. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, and anyone who is not yet a member can sign up here beforehand. For more information about how the meeting will be structured and how you can use Zoom’s features to participate, check out this page on our website.

Support House Our Neighbors! Initiative 135

Initiative 135 would create social housing, which is housing that is publicly owned, permanently affordable, and creates cross-class communities and renter leadership. More information here. House Our Neighbors! has less than a month left to reach their goal of 35,000 signatures for Initiative 135. They need everyone who is able to get out there with them and gather signatures to sign up for a shift here

This Friday 06/03 they will be out at the opening day of the Phinney Farmers Market, at South Park Saturday Market, and at Pride in the Park. They will also be out at Cal Anderson park Saturday from 11AM-2PM gathering signatures.

You can keep up with initiatives like this by subscribing to the Seattle Abolition Support newsletter here.

Support Subvert UD

Subvert UD is a university district student and community mutual aid group that distributes free food and supplies on Sundays 12-1:30PM at University Heights by the basketball court. Donate and/or volunteer here. New volunteers (particularly drivers) are especially needed as some students leave over summer. Social media: @subvert_ud (Instagram, Twitter)


Leah Eggleson is a 22-years-young mother of two children, daughter, sister, friend, and survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse from Snohomish County, Washington. She was facing 20-to-life for defending herself against domestic abuse. On May 23rd, due in large part to community organizing, a jury delivered a verdict of not guilty on the charges of Attempted Murder, Assault 1 and Assault 2 and YES to the special verdict affirming Leah’s right to self-defense. However, Leah was found guilty on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and the judge remanded her back into custody while she awaits sentencing. She will be sentenced on June 10th at 1:30pm PST and she is facing a range of 21-27 months.
Organizers are writing to urge Judge Bryan Chushcoff to release Leah into community custody at her sentencing for any remaining time he imposes on her, and are also urging that the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office support this. You can sign onto this letter here: 

See below for more information and ways to help, including sharing on social media:

EPIC is Hiring – Positions Available for Postdocs!

Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) is hiring for two Postdoc Training Specialists! The Training Specialist role is between a 20-40% FTE position, and is enshrined in the Postdoc contract. Postdoc Training Specialists are Postdocs who focus on developing and implementing the peer-to-peer EPIC program for fellow Postdoctoral Scholars at UW. UW Postdocs can apply on UW Hires (UW Requisition #204931). 

The EPIC program is an innovative peer-to-peer harassment prevention training program jointly run between our union and the university, and is a major win from recent ASE and Postdoc contract campaigns. Training Specialists will have the opportunity to work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the EPIC program for both ASEs and Postdocs at UW, which includes information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and union rights. If you have questions, reach out to any of the current training specialists at

In Solidarity,
Justin Applegate
Ana Bennett
Nick Bolten
Jonathan Fisher
Max Friedfeld
Colleen Hoffman
Levin Kim
Avi Matarasso
Nicel Mohamed-Hinds
Erin Morgan
Emily Myers
Amal Nanavati
Anzela Niraula
Marissa Parker
Mark Rafferty
Tahiyat Rahman
Anastasia Schaadhart
Audrey Seo
Jer Steeger
Sam Sumpter
Samantha Thompson
Natalie Wellen
Tricia Wu
Yuying Xie