Seattle Times Editorial Board endorsement

I am grateful to have the Seattle Times Editorial Board endorsement.  “As a former mayor of Shoreline and former president of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, she has a clear understanding of how legislative levers can affect constituents in the 32nd and elsewhere.” “Ryu, who will have no learning curve when time is of the essence, is the best candidate to represent the 32nd District in Olympia.”

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By The Seattle Times editorial board

State Rep. Cindy Ryu’s experience in the Legislature and as a business owner make her the best candidate to go to Olympia to help tackle the budget deficit and service demands created by the pandemic. She is running for her sixth term.

The Shoreline Democrat chairs the Housing, Community Development & Veterans Committee and is a member of two other committees key to the Legislature’s pandemic response: Appropriations and Consumer Protection & Business.

As a former mayor of Shoreline and former president of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, she has a clear understanding of how legislative levers can affect constituents in the 32nd and elsewhere. As lawmakers grapple with the state’s estimated $8.8 billion budget shortfall through 2023, Ryu says she leans toward using a combination of budget cuts and new taxes.

Two fellow Democrats are challenging her in the Aug. 4 primary. Shirley Sutton is a former Lynnwood City council member and Edmonds Community College administrator, and Keith Smith is a perennial candidate with a long list of community service.

While both challengers agree with Ryu on a number of issues, including the need for new taxes that affect higher wage earners, the need for criminal justice reform and climate action, they do not match Ryu’s experience.

Ryu, who will have no learning curve when time is of the essence, is the best candidate to represent the 32nd District in Olympia.

The Seattle Times editorial board members are editorial page editor Kate Riley, Frank A. Blethen, Brier Dudley, Jennifer Hemmingsen, Mark Higgins, Derrick Nunnally and William K. Blethen (emeritus).

Virtual Coffee Chat with Rep. Ryu and Special Guests on July 16, 2020

Date: Thursday 7/16

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Please join Representative Cindy Ryu and Representative Lauren Davis, with Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith for an informative and interactive Virtual Coffee Chat!

Bring your questions for these three as we discuss modern pressing issues such as Housing, Behavioral Health, and Social Justice work in our communities.

Guests may attend on Zoom (register below) or view on Facebook Live.

Thank you!

Rep. Cindy Ryu

Paid for by:  Friends For Cindy Ryu
PO Box 33548
Seattle, WA  98133-0548

Support for WA Low Income Housing Alliance #RentReliefNow

I support Washington Low Income Housing Alliance’s advocacy for Federal funding of emergency rental assistance. #RentReliefNow.

Excerpt below from a message from Rachael Myers, Executive Director, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.


On May 15, the U.S. House passed the HEROES Act by a vote of 208-199. Thanks to the powerful and effective work of advocates across the country and the support of congressional housing champions, the bill includes $100 billion in emergency rental assistance; $11.5 billion in additional funding to prevent and respond to coronavirus outbreaks among people experiencing homelessness; and a national, uniform moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. These priorities were included because 140+ Representatives and 30+ Senators sponsored the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act lead by our own Rep. Denny Heck, and co-sponsored by Washington Representatives Jayapal, DelBene, Larsen, Kilmer, Schrier, and Smith, and Sen. Murray. This is an important step forward, but there’s still so much to do. Congress must take every step to prevent housing instability and homelessness as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Take action today to urge Congress to ensure housing stability during and after the COVID-19 pandemic!

Take Action! 

Even if you’ve already taken action, please contact your members of Congress today to thank those who have co-sponsored theRent Relief Act and ask those who haven’t to show their support. You can also tweet thanks using #RentReliefNow. (Here’s a link to Twitter handles of sponsors.) If you represent an organization or a state or local elected official, please also consider joining this national sign on letter urging House and Senate leaders to address housing needs in the next relief package.

In community,

~rachael


Rep. Cindy Ryu

Paid for by:  Friends For Cindy Ryu
PO Box 33548
Seattle, WA  98133-0548

Two October Rep. Cindy Ryu Campaign events to put her over the top!

Dear friends:
 
Thanks to your support, we won the August 2018 Primary with a solid 72% of the votes.  
 
For a Victory in November, please come and join me in conversations with local leaders about issues that make Washington State a good place to live, work, and raise our families.  Your input will help me in forming new policies for the 2019 Legislative Session.
SeaTac Tourism and Hospitality Fundraiser for Rep. Cindy Ryu – Conversation @ 4 pm and Hosted Bar @ 5 pm
What: Please join Representative Cindy Ryu and SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon in conversations on tourism and hospitality issues, including potential changes to how Soju is served in local Korean restaurants and Tourism Dollars.
When: Monday, October 1, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Aloft Hotel, 19030 28th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98188
Hosted by:  Han Kim

Lynnwood Fundraiser for Rep. Cindy Ryu’s Re-election Campaign
What: Join Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith in support of Representative Cindy Ryu in her re-election campaign!
When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Best Western Alderwood – Snohomish Room, 19332 36th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Topics: Local Economic Development, Businesses, and Housing
Venue Sponsor: William Kang 
RSVP: (206) 605-1588 Voice, Text, or KakaoTalk: FriendsForCindyRyu@yahoo.com

If you cannot attend but would like to make a contribution, please donate on www.cindyryu.com or here https://secure.anedot.com/ryu/2018.

Thank you and see you soon!

Rep. Cindy Ryu

Paid for by:  Friends For Cindy Ryu  PO Box 33548 Seattle, WA  98133-0548