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Homelessness Advocacy 101: Seattle Budget Advocacy

  • Ballard Library 5614 22nd Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA, 98107 United States (map)

From the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness:

We're talking local City of Seattle budget advocacy in this workshop! The Seattle City Council is currently meeting about the City's budget and deciding what to fund and what not to fund. The final vote will be in November, just before Thanksgiving. Urge the City Council to respond to our $93M budget recommendations and start taking our city's response to the crisis of homelessness to scale!
YOU can be a voice for real and positive investments to help, shelter, and house thousands of people. We hope you will join the Coalition for an engaging, fun, and inspiring Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop!
We build on the energy of hundreds of community members across King County who care deeply about affordable housing, safety, shelter, and justice for people who are homeless. When people speak up clearly and loudly to our state representatives, asking them to prioritize smart programs and supports, good policies, and fair and robust budgets, we see big results for our community.  
Our workshops are fun! We'll discuss the funding proposals for shelter, housing, and supportive services currently being considered and review the steps that everyone can take to make sure housing and homelessness concerns are prioritized in our local government. Nancy Amidei, an incomparable pro-democracy cheerleader, local policy experts, and Coalition staff will present details about 3-4 important issues. We'll provide you with simple actions, sample messages, and the chance to practice your skills. You will leave informed and inspired with tools for engaging your classmates, fellow congregants, neighbors and others to speak up and make a difference.