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This is a monthly newsletter for people who want news, events & action alerts about Upgrade King County, Affordable Talaris, and Ballard-Interbay Industrial Lands.

We are working in collaboration with Upgrade Seattle on statewide public broadband advocacy this legislative session

Public Bathrooms & Public Broadband

Join us for our next meeting.
March 28 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM PST
Register Here.


Part 1: Public Bathrooms  (~11:45 am) 

Tiffani McCoy

Lead Organizer, Real Change

Lisa Herbold

Seattle City Councilmember, District 1

Part 2: Digital Equity & Public Broadband (~ 1 pm) 

Sharonne Navas

Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Equity in Education Coalition

Christopher Mitchell

Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)

Community Report back from Upgrade King County -- a working group in Share The Cities focused on Digital Equity & Municipal Broadband

Guest Speakers + Work Party + Build Community

Attendees will be sent a recommended reading list. Share The Cities general meetings have been described as teach-ins. Come ready to learn! This meeting does not meet our language justice and disability justice goals for our organization. Please reach out if you want to talk more. We are moving towards improvement in 2021 & 2022.


Stay Housed, Stay Healthy: Preventing Evictions in King County
Monday, March 29, 6:00 – 7:30 PM 
Event sponsors: Be:Seattle, Faith Action Network, Housing Justice Project, Share the Cities, Tenants Union of Washington, Transit Riders Union, WA-BLOC, Washington Community Action Network. Register here.

Working Groups

Affordable Talaris has a public meeting on April 12 at 7 PM and our second design charrette on April 25 at 3 PM.

Ballard-Interbay Industrial Lands working group is gathering organizational support across the city. We have support from Seattle Transit Riders Union, 350 Seattle, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and the 36th Legislative District Democrats. 

Upgrade King County is nervously anticipating a vote in the WA State Senate this week, concerning the WA State Public Broadband Act. We meet every other Thursday at 8 pm. Check out our advocacy toolkit.

Housing Justice, Housing Stability and Ending Apartment Bans
Share The Cities collaborates with many organizations in Seattle to support housing justice and community stability. 

We recently hosted a fantastic workshop to prepare people to engage in Seattle design review. We are also asking people to take action so Seattle can study the impacts of Seattle's Historic Preservation program. Click here for the Action Letter.

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Learn more about Share The CitiesDonations accepted starting April 2021.

Share The Cities General Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, March 28, 11:30 - 2:30 pm 
Public Bathrooms & Public Broadband w/ AMAZING Guest Speakers

We know there are many community members who are fans of our work, but have significant barriers to attending our meetings. Feel free to send us an email anytime,

Please attend the Monday Vigil 3/22 9:30 AM

Please read this March 19, 2021 article from The Seattle Times "Stand up against anti-Asian hatred, misogyny and violence"

"We encourage people from all communities to join the vigils, rallies and/or marches being planned by our AAPI communities. Notably, API Chaya’s Outreach Project is coordinating a vigil at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 22, at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown International District neighborhood of downtown Seattle to honor the lives lost in Atlanta, and all those impacted by anti-Asian violence. Join us and stand up against hatred, misogyny and violence.   

We encourage Share The Cities' community members to support API Chaya's Virtual Gala on Saturday, April 24. 
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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