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November 2021 Newsletter

Events

November 2 - General Election -- Seattle & King County, you can vote in person till 8 PM or drop off your envelope in a ballot box.
November 10 - Seattle Solidarity Budget 5:30 PM 
November 18 - Seattle Solidarity Budget 9:30 AM
November 16 - Futurewise: Public Narrative Training 
November 22 - Futurewise: Statewide Advocate Meeting
November 26 - BeSeattle: Housing Insecurity in the Queer Community (a Building Tenant Power workshop)
December 2 - Futurewise: Virtual Lobbying Training 
December 5 - Save The Date for our Action Fund TRIVIA Fun Fundraiser at 2 PM & there's a $5K donor match, too! 
 
Working Group Updates

Affordable Talaris is seeking more community engagement opportunities - would you like us to speak to your organization about Seattle's land use and the environment? Please reach out! 

Ballard-Interbay Industrial Lands will have some action alerts in December or January around Seattle's industrial lands. While you're waiting, you can take yourself on the walking tour by following the info here

Upgrade King County hosted a successful Internet Access in Seattle: Zine Folding Work Party. We folded almost 100 zines and dropped them off at the main library.

  • Our Right To Repair Community Education event can be viewed on YouTube.
  • We have a separate sign up list on action network for you to hear about our legislative work around HB1212. 
  • Upgrade King County joined with Upgrade Seattle in an electoral endorsement
  • Laura Loe discussed the fight for public broadband in WA State on Community Broadband Bits podcast.
  • Attend our final meeting of 2021 on Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 pm.


Solidarity Budget
Please speak up for Seattle's Solidarity Budget, a detailed proposal of investing community while divesting from the Seattle Police Department. Thanks to the many organizations who are leading this work. 

  • Wednesday, November 10th at 5:30 PM | Sign-Up at 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 18th at 9:30 AM | Sign-Up at 7:30 AM
  • Friday, November 19th at 9:30 AM | Sign-Up at 7:30 AM
Click this link to sign up for public comment sessions 2 hours before each meeting: https://www.seattle.gov/council/committees/public-comment
Tickets to AF Trivia

Save The Date

We can't wait to see you at our SUPER FUN Fundraiser  - a professionally hosted TRIVIA event on Dec. 5 at 2 PM.

Guest Speakers
Liz Vogeli
She was elected to Everett City Council in 2018. She is the Liaison to the Transportation and Access which includes Everett Transit and Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety.  She attends the Transportation Advisory Committee. She is the City Council Representative on the Alliance for Housing Affordability and Snohomish County Tomorrow. Liz met Share The Cities' founder Laura some years ago during a Seattle 350 Action to hold Chase Bank accountable for funding pipelines. 

Andrew Grant Houston 
Ace is a steering committee member for both Share The Cities Community Education & Action Fund organizations. He is an architect and urban designer who is passionate about changing the way people live in cities and is focused on creating places where individuals thrive together and culture is celebrated. A mixed-race and queer individual, his appreciation of culture also expands to his interests: he loves eating all types of cuisine, enjoys foreign music and films, and speaks four languages. You can usually find him around Seattle listening to new music, coming up with a new design idea, or trying a new restaurant. Ace also ran on a fantastic social justice urbanist platform for Mayor in 2021 and his ideas were enthusiastically championed by many! 

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Interested in being a Trivia Team Captain? Let us know

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Our community education work is funded through a distinct organization, Share The Cities Community Education. Currently your donations are needed to support a grant writing team that are getting us ready for grant applications. Your donation is tax deductible thanks to our fiscal sponsor Angels for Angels.
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Recommended 

John Oliver discussed the nation's homelessness crisis on Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight".

Remember to vote.

Please pay rent to the Duwamish, take action to defund SPD by at least 50%, and work with folks living outside in your community to make sure they are safe. Seattle Transit Riders Union Solidarity Fund works to meet the needs of neighbors experiencing homelessness.
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