LEGISLATIVE NEWS: House Advances “Nothing About Us Without Us” Act

OLYMPIA – The Washington State House of Representatives has taken a significant step towards ensuring representation and meaningful participation in policymaking through the passage of House Bill 1541, also known... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Bill Seeking Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Passes House

OLYMPIA — Childhood sexual abuse effects one in four girls and one in thirteen boys worldwide. The trauma this abuse causes is long lasting and life altering. We now better... READ MORE

Protecting Pets & Providing Avenues for Healing

Friends and neighbors, We’re one quarter of the way through the 2024 legislative session, and a lot has happened. In this newsletter, I’d like to share an update on legislation... READ MORE

Welcome to the 2024 legislative session!

Friends and neighbors, Thank you to everyone who joined Rep. Pollet, Senator Valdez, and I on January 3rd at Nathan Hale High School for our 2024 pre-session town hall. I... READ MORE

Join Me for Coffee on December 16!

Dear friends and neighbors,  Please consider meeting me for coffee or tea on Saturday, December 16th from 11 am – 1 pm, at Zoka Coffee (2200 N. 56th St, Seattle,... READ MORE

Nothing About Us Without Us, a Week Without Driving and Improving Voter Participation 

Friends and neighbors,  My second session and a legislator starts at the beginning of January. Last year we had some good successes, but we still have a lot of work... READ MORE

Valdez and Farivar team up to improve voter turnout

SEATTLE — Senator Javier Valdez (D-Seattle) and Representative Darya Farivar (D-Seattle) express concern and disappointment over low voter turnout for the 2023 general election. “Though there are still ballots to... READ MORE

Policing & Incarceration – Where We Go From Here

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Over the last few weeks, both recent and not so recent events have sparked a renewed call for reform of police culture and accountability. Our community,... READ MORE

Join Me for Another Community Conversation

Dear friends and neighbors, In August we gathered for a community conversation in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. I was simply blown away by the group who joined us. We spent... READ MORE

Out In The Community With You

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It was great to gather with you on August 27th at Cloud City Coffee to organically talk about the issues effecting folks in our community. Hearing... READ MORE