Send Us Your Endorsement Statements for Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council

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Lynette Allen

Local activist and HomesNow volunteer

Bellingham, WA

Why are you endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council: Ashanti so covers Rosalinda Guillen's criteria for local leadership in her platform statements.
“...a very specific way of how they are going to implement the Keep Washington Working Act at the local level... in absolute agreement that they will fight for a sanctuary ordinance in Whatcom County...will support sanctuary for undocumented families, ” – Rosalinda Guillen, C2C.
Also, I really like the scope of Ashanti's vision. It is exactly what we need here in my view.

Lynnette’s interview with Ashanti Monts-Tréviska


Amy Glasser

Social Worker

Bellingham, WA

Why are you endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council: Because she care about the community. She talks the talk and walks the walk. She will actively work to make sure all citizens in our community are treated fairly and equally.
We need new leaders to tackle the complex issues facing us.

The best person for the job to create the progressive policies that will keep our community members safe.


Chanan Suarez

City Council Candidate for Ward 5

Bellingham, WA

Why are you endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council: I am endorsing Ashanti for city council because we need more diverse representation on the city level.



Tina McKim

Artist & Local Constituent of Ward 3

Bellingham, WA

Why are you endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council: Ashanti is the only candidate for city office talking about tackling white supremacy and other systemic oppressions. They understand how these oppressions affect our city's policies and are dedicated to creating a city that is truly welcoming and responsive to all. They have extraordinary listening skills and are thoughtful in all things. Their commitment to environmental protection, justice reform and respecting the tribal sovereignty of the Lummi nation are unparalleled. I am proud to vote for Ashanti for city council!


Jessica Leung

Artivist, Social Enterprise Co-owner, and Activist

Vancouver, BC

Why are you endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council: I am endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council because I believe in the change of transforming the city. The city where we can feel and call home.

Home to me is to feel welcome arriving to travel in Bellingham. I have been commuting to Bellingham, WA for 3 years, on and off. It is a second home from Vancouver, BC. I am often travelling to Bellingham for work and personal vacations.

Home to me is what I can appreciate in acknowledgement in the land we live is unceded Lummi nations, as well as I, am from BC, Vancouver in the Coast Salish Territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh.

I would like to introduce my friends in Bellingham, WA because it is a place that is also part of my home and others too.

I would like to see Ashanti, who is DeafBIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Colour) thrive as they are part of my communities to become leaders in the city of Bellingham.

I would like to see the truth is revealed where we can see each other of our ensure accountability and safety.

Being able, to tell the truth about unmasking experiences of internalization, social and systemic oppressions.

Being able to seek out on how to heal, decolonize and transform within me and the large community.

Home is the places of each in the hearts from our understanding of human to humxn experiences. And I believe in Ashanti will have these gifts to the city of Bellingham.

I believe it is time, to act and seek the truth that is being aflame.


Karen Johanson

Disability Justice Advocate

Bellingham, WA

Why are you endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council: Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council is a wicked-smart candidate who deserves your vote. She shows a commitment to fully exploring smart solutions to complex issues, that many already-elected officials haven't adopted.


Denyce Acquah

Social Enterprise Co-Owner and Activist

Bellingham, WA

Why are you endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council: I can see Ashanti will push to change racism, social justice equity. Ashanti will listen people's concerns, feedback and like to see what change for the Bellingham.


Elizabeth (Beth) Hartsoch

City Council Candidate Ward 1

Bellingham, WA

Why are you endorsing Ashanti Monts-Tréviska for City Council: Bellingham will benefit tremendously from Ashanti's energy, curiosity and courage. As we've become friends over the past couple of years, Ashanti has consistently challenged me to do better and think in new ways about my engagement with the world. If we're serious about real, structural change, about wholly new perspectives in leadership, Ashanti needs to be at the table.


Bellingham Deaf and Disability Justice Collective

Disabiltiy Justice Activist Group

Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Deaf and Disability Justice collective is proud to endorse Ashanti Monts-Tréviska. Her passionate work to bring marginalized voices into all discussions and decisions, her unwavering commitment to equity, and her determination to grow resilient healthy and inclusive community are all outstanding. She has the determination needed to find solutions to community issues and the wisdom to be guided by the affected communities. Ashanti is a fantastic candidate and vital presence in our community. We are thrilled at the prospect of having her on City Council.