Seattle City Council Candidate Forums—Now's the time to get engaged

This year's Seattle City Council elections will set the tone and substance of our local politics for the next four years. No issue looms larger over the election than housing and homelessness, and on no other issue is there such a divide between candidates. If you care about these issues, then getting informed and engaged on the elections is one of the most impactful things you can do.

Over the next two weeks, Tech 4 Housing is partnering with a long list of civic organizations to put on a series of candidate forums focusing on transportation, housing and sustainability. Find your district below, then come out to the forums to learn which candidates will best support a future where housing is abundant and affordable.

District 6: Crown Hill, Greenwood, Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Greenlake, Tangletown and Fremont
Tuesday, May 21, 5:15PM - 7:30PM
Phinney Neighborhood Association

District 3: Capitol Hill, Central Area, First Hill, Little Saigon and parts of South Lake Union, Mount Baker, Montlake and Yesler Terrace
Thursday, May 23, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Washington State Labor Council

District 2: Chinatown/International District, Little Saigon, SoDo, Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Mount Baker, Columbia City, NewHolly, Othello, Seward Park and Rainier Beach
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
New Holly Gathering Hall

District 7: Pioneer Square, Downtown, part of First Hill, Belltown, Denny Triangle, South Lake Union, Uptown (Lower Queen Anne), Queen Anne, Interbay and Magnolia
Wednesday, May 29, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
SEIU 775

District 4: Eastlake, Fremont, Maple Leaf, Ravenna Bryant, Roosevelt, University District, Wallingford and Wedgwood
Thursday, May 30, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Cascade Bicycle Club

The primaries aren't till August, but the time to get educated and involved is now. You can make a difference by volunteering with a campaign, offering financial support (all residents have $100 in Democracy Vouchers to give!), educating your friends and colleagues, and, of course, by voting in the August primary and November general election.

Ethan P. Goodman