In honor of the 42nd anniversary of the monumental Roe vs. Wade case we present to you the YDWA (Young Democrats of Washington State) Women’s Caucus Five Washington Women to Watch in 2015. We’re excited to see what the year has in store for these amazing and inspirational women! Todays profile ends our five part series.
Kshama Sawant is a software engineer, an economics professor, an immigrant, and most recently the first socialist elected to the Seattle City Council in almost a century. Sawant became a U.S. Citizen in 2010 after living in Mumbai, India for most of her life. Though her recent run for the Wahington State House was unsuccessful she took that drive to winher seat on Seattle’s City Council. Only six months after Sawant’s election to city council she successfully fought to increase Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Sawant has used her strong voice to advocate for people of color, the queer community, and women. She is an excellent representative for the ideals of social, racial and economic equality. Sawant values education and the important programs that support her constituents. Sawant is a powerful woman soaring to new heights and is not afraid to do what she believes is right. Sawant isn’t afraid to be a stand alone nay vote or to get arrested in protests before or after her election. She is a woman of admirable bravery, radical thinking, and exceptional will. This is why she is one of the Five Washington Women to Watch.
STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT SERIES: FIVE WOMEN TO WATCH IN CLARK COUNTY!
- #4 WOMAN TO WATCH: AMBER WALDREF
- #3 WOMAN TO WATCH: ROXANNE MURPHY
- #2 WOMAN TO WATCH: MARY YU
- #1 WOMAN TO WATCH: MONICA STONIER
- BY AUDREY MILLER, KATIE CROMBIE & MELISSA BOLES