Nikkita Oliver and the Peoples Party of Seattle stepped into the ring for this year’s mayoral primary and came in just 1,170 votes short of a spot in November’s general election. That’s some serious momentum for a new party and it doesn’t plan on slowing down, writes David Kroman of Crosscut. We checked in with Nikkita to see how she’s feeling now that the votes are officially in.
“Now more than ever I believe in our self-determination, our ability to organize and our vision for a truly equitable Seattle,” Nikkita said. “This is much more than a moment. This is much more than a campaign for election. This is a movement.”
And what’ll she be doing now that her campaign for mayor is over?
“I am getting re-grounded and refocused on Creative Justice, writing, performing, and practicing law,” she said. “I will continue to serve in [the] community and work with the Seattle Peoples Party to grow our structure and influence.”
To be continued, folks.
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🐱 8/17: Pause & Draw: Josie and the Pussycats
🙋 8/18: Civic Boot Camp: Immigration
💨 8/18-20: 26th Annual Seattle Hempfest
🎨 8/18-20: Seattle Tattoo Expo
🚲 8/18-20: Gigantic Bicycle Festival
🌎 8/18-20: Chief Seattle Days
🍻 8/19: Washington Beer Collaboration Festival
🌯 8/19: Ballard Burrito Fest
⚔️ 8/19: Saber Battle Seattle 2017
🇳🇴 8/19-20: Viking Days
🖼 8/19-20: Pacific NW Chalk Fest
📜 8/20: Papermaking/Short Run Summer School with Mita Mahato
✉️ 8/20: Screenprinting Work Party for the Postcard Project
🇧🇷 8/20: BrasilFest
We can’t wait for you to join us at our chat with local creative powerhouse Chase Jarvis on September 6. Don’t have your tickets yet? Get on it before they’re gone!
See you tomorrow. — The Evergrey
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