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2022 – News about Councilmember Girmay Zahilay

View 2022 press releases from Councilmember Zahilay.

July 26, 2022
Free Youth Transit Passes Soon to Be Available Across King County
“Zero Youth Fare will open opportunities for so many youths in King County—to jobs, to education, to health, to sports, and to so much more. King County recognizes that mobility is a human right, and I’m proud to be a part of removing barriers to mobility and mass transit for our communities. This is an important investment in our youth, our communities, and our futures.”

July 26, 2022
Council approves creation of permanent gun, ammo return program
“Time and again, we’ve seen the devastating effects of gun violence on our communities. Gun violence is awful, tragic, and — above all else — preventable. The gun buyback program is a small but important step in making our communities safer through a simple, voluntary process, and I’m proud to support it.”

June 14, 2022
Zahilay awards Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service to Marty Jackson
“Marty Jackson has dedicated her life to the community. From disrupting cycles of violence to uplifting community voices, she is building a better future for everyone in and beyond District 2. She exemplifies Dr. King’s life of service, advocacy, and justice, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award.”

May 10, 2022
Council declares Roe v. Wade ‘the law of the land,’ pledges support for reproductive freedom
The King County Council on Tuesday passed legislation declaring its support for reproductive freedom and that the Roe v. Wade decision, even if overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, is the “law of the land” In King County.

March 15, 2022
Council approves plan to fight displacement, promote equity, social justice
“Combating displacement and keeping communities intact was one of the main reasons I ran for office, so this legislation is personal and an important step in the right direction. A King County Equitable Development Initiative will help people establish deep roots in their neighborhoods. It will advance a county-wide strategy for investing in community-driven and community-owned anti-displacement solutions. Thank you to all those who made this legislation possible.”