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Mayor Harrell Signs Suite of Legislation to Protect Reproductive Rights in Seattle

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed four bills into law to support access to abortion and reproductive healthcare in Seattle following the decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Mayor Harrell was joined by Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, who sponsored two… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “The Supreme Court’s decision is dangerous, outrageous, and an unacceptable step back for generations of women now and to come. Just yesterday, the Supreme Court limited states’ ability to regulate guns, but today declared states can regulate bodies. We know… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces New Vaccination Strategies

Seattle – As the Omicron wave crests and over 90% of Seattle residents have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, today Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the City will pivot to a mobile, partner-led strategy to better reach unvaccinated families, as City vaccine clinics close over the next month. “Seattle and the country are entering the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces New COVID Testing Site and Expanded Options

Testing site at SPU opens Wednesday; new rapid PCR tests available in three locations later this month Seattle – As the Omicron surge in COVID cases continues, today Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced new and improved testing options for Seattleites opening this month. “As the Omicron variant continues to surge in our community and around the country so… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Vaccination Resources for Seattle Residents

New partnerships with Virginia Mason and Othello Pharmacy expand vaccination opportunities for Seattle communities Seattle – As the Omicron variant continues to drive rising COVID-19 case numbers and increased pandemic uncertainty, today Mayor Bruce Harrell announced expanded health care partnerships and new opportunities for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for Seattle residents, including a new Virginia Mason clinic and community partner pop-up vaccination opportunities through… [ Keep reading ]