Diverse leaders to hold community meeting, call for investigation of racist and anti-Muslim practices in SeaTac government

Attorney General urged to investigate discrimination in SeaTac city government

A broad array of community and faith leaders are coming together and calling for change after reports that the SeaTac city manager sought to create a “tactical map” of Muslim residents in the city and engaged in other unacceptable and discriminatory behavior — all in just a few months. These actions have raised grave concerns about the intentions of the newly-elected leadership on the SeaTac City Council, in particular regarding their relationship to the diverse Muslim, immigrant and refugee communities they are supposed to represent.

Numerous organizations are also formally calling on Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate all policies and practices by SeaTac city officials that could inappropriately and illegally disrespect and dishonor the diversity of their community.

Who: Community and faith leaders, including Michael Ramos (Church Council of Greater Seattle); Sheikh Ali Garaad (Islamic Center of Seattle); Hira Bhullar (Sikh Community); Amina Ahmed (Somali Community); and a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Washington.

What: Come together to celebrate diversity, unite against bigotry, and call for an investigation of SeaTac city government. 

When: 11 am, Friday, June 3, 2016

Where: Abu-Bakr Islamic Center, 14101 Tukwila International Blvd S

The Diverse Communities in Action town hall was convened by the Interfaith Economic Justice Coalition, and is sponsored by a broad array of community, faith, and worker organizations.


Contact: Sage Wilson, Working Washington: sage@workingwa.org