Rebecca Parson

Rebecca Parson is a Tacoma Area Disabilities Commissioner, tenants’ rights organizer, and small business owner. She has served as a human rights observer in a paramilitary-threatened indigenous community in Mexico, as an AmeriCorps volunteer, and she worked with the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Parson is the first LGBTQ+ person and the first woman ever to run for Congress in WA-06. 

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Sunday, June 28, 2020
'If You Like Your Insurance, You Can Keep It'–Until You Can't
In the first 10 Democatic debates, moderators asked candidates 21 questions about how they planned to pay for social programs like Medicare for All. Yet when it came time to bail out corporations with trillions of dollars as part of coronavirus "relief" bills, suddenly the question of "How will you...
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We needed a Homes Guarantee yesterday. We need national rent control so landlords can’t jack up prices for the sole purpose of squeezing every last drop of profit they can out of their working-class tenants. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 01, 2020
Coronavirus Is a Housing Crisis. Here’s How We Fix It.
Guaranteed healthcare is becoming a mainstream idea. But what about the most basic of all human needs? Shouldn’t we guarantee housing, too? In the wealthiest country on earth, people are dying on the streets—housing is life. At the dawn of the most threatening pandemic in a hundred years and...
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