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We will be sending this newsletter TWICE a month with news, events & action alerts about Upgrade King CountyAffordable Talaris, and Ballard-Interbay Industrial Lands. We will also highlight calls to action to support housing / environmental / racial justice and digital equity.

End of April 2021 Newsletter 

  • Cruise Free Salish Seas
  • Rally for Renters 
  • Share The Cities Working Group Updates 
  • Fundraising Updates
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Ending Cruise Ship Pollution
Earth Day Video

Laura from Share The Cities joined with 350 Seattle, Center for Biological Diversity, Seattle Cruise Control, & Extinction Rebellion Seattle to take action on Earth Day.

Please take a moment to watch the amazing Earth Day video:
Opportunities to Take Action:  On Tuesday June 9 & June 23, please speak at Port of Seattle Commission meeting. Learn more.
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Rally Online for King County Housing Justice
Housing is Healthcare: Virtual Rally for King County Renter Protections
Tuesday, May 11 6 - 7:30 pm

Join us at 6 pm on 5/11 for a virtual rally, briefing on King County proposals, and breakout groups to prepare for giving testimony the next morning or taking other actions like emailing and calling the councilmembers and expressing support on social media. Via Zoom – register here

On Wednesday, May 12 at 9:30 am the King County Council will be discussing proposed transformative tenant protections in committee. We need to make sure this legislation stays strong with no loopholes!

Share The Cities Action Fund is one of many organizations participating in the Stay Housed Stay Healthy Campaign.

Rally in Olympia for Renters
Join us Friday, May 7 at 1 pm in Washington State's Capitol with Cancel Rent & Mortgages WA, Tenants Union of Washington and Be:Seattle
Facebook link:
Please join us to demand a just recovery.
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Share The Cities Updates 

WA State Public Broadband
Welcome Upgrade Seattle supporters. Let's make sure we elect a Broadband Champion as our next Seattle mayor!  Email us to get involved. Thanks to all of your advocacy HB 1336 is now sitting in front of Governor Inslee, waiting for him to sign it into law. 

Ending Exclusionary Practices
We are organizing for policy changes to make design review and historic preservation work better for climate-friendly and inclusive communities. Magnolia residents -- past, present or future -- we need you to sign up to speak at Design Review on May 26 at 5 pm. Learn more.

Seattle's Comprehensive Plan
We are convening meetings every other month to get coordinated ahead of Seattle's next major comprehensive plan update. Our next meeting is Monday, July 5 at 7 pm. We want to hear from you! Contact us

If you'd like to work on Housing Justice with us, then check out the Stay Housed Stay Healthy Coalition

Share The Cities Action Fund Leadership Meet our Executive Director, Board of Directors, & Steering Committee.

Working Groups

Affordable Talaris (Exclusionary Zoning & Affordable Housing); meets every other Monday

Ballard-Interbay Industrial Lands (Transportation & Land Use Planning), meets weekly midday

Upgrade King County (Digital Equity & Public Broadband), meets every other Thursday

Your donations mean so much! 

Thanks to many of you, we are 25% of the way towards our April fundraising goals for housing justice, digital equity and more equitable community engagement. 

501(c)(4) political advocacy groups are underfunded and donations are not tax deductible. We are grateful to our founding donors. 

Will you give today? Might you make your donation monthly?

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 buys propane for neighbors experiencing homelessness.
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