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Share The Cities
May 2022 Newsletter 


Welcome!

In this newsletter: 

  • Upgrade King County - 6:30 pm TONIGHT! 
  • Wallingford For All - Tuesday, May 24th
  • Raise The Wage - June 4th 
  • Support our work. 
  • Learn about House Our Neighbors & more!
Upgrade King County

Join volunteers TONIGHT from Upgrade King County on May 19 at 6:30 pm to hear from Cambridge, Massachusetts Councilor Burhan Azeem peak about municipal broadband. This will be our last meeting for several months. We hope to start up again in the fall. 
 
Wallingford For All 
May 24 at 7 pm - Register for this Virtual Learning Event!

Guest Speakers Joshua Morris, Seattle Audubon Society & Sandy Shettler, tree advocate

Joshua Morris (he/him) is Seattle Audubon’s urban conservation manager and co-chair of Seattle’s Urban Forestry Commission. He works to improve access to green space, to reduce urban hazards to wildlife, and to engage communities in conservation initiatives right where they live.

Sandy Shettler is an active tree advocate, gardener and native plant and urban forest steward. Sandy served on the Seattle Parks Associated Recreation Council and was a volunteer coordinator with Seattle public schools. As a medical social worker, she appreciates the interdependency of people and a healthy urban forest.

Moderated by Laura Loe, founder of Share The Cities Community Education.

Laura Loe (she/her) has a degree in Plant Biology, and worked for the National Park Service to restore the Zuma freshwater Lagoon. She was a horticulture worker at Garfield Park Conservatory, taught middle school science, volunteered with Washington State Sierra Club, and loves bird watching and Seattle’s trees.

Learn more: www.sharethecities.org/wallingford-for-all

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Share The Cities Community Education

  • #WallingfordForAll is hosting a virtual event on May 24 about Climate, Trees & Historic Districts. Wallingford residents and businesses are needed to support Wallingford for All
  • Affordable Talaris’ volunteers will be tabling at a number of events this summer.

Share The Cities Action Fund

Join us on June 4 to help Raise The Wage in Tukwila
with the Transit Riders Union.
We need about 25 folks to join us that day.
Register here. 
RSVP: https://forms.gle/LGvn6seypzDYJxow8

Let's keep going strong! 

Follow Share The Cities Action Fund on Twitter. Please visit this webpage to donate to support our lobbying, political mobilization and coalition support work. We need to raise $45K this year by December 15.  

Share The Cities Community Education also needs your support for our community canvassing, tabling, educational events & more. Thank you to everyone who stepped up to raise over $5K for our Wallingford For All community engagement efforts. 

Your financial support helps us educate and advocate for welcoming and equitable communities in Seattle and King County. 

If you'd like to help us with grants and fundraising, please reach out. We also need to launch an events committee to help with fundraising events in 2022 and 2023. 

Learn about I-135 to House Our Neighbors

Please learn more about ballot initiative for Social Housing in Seattle.  This is a historic moment. Check out the amazing Endorsements that this effort has gotten. 

Tech 4 Housing

Do you work in tech and want to advocate for affordable housing? Tech 4 Housing is starting up our meetings again (after a COVID hiatus) and would love to have you join! Upcoming advocacy efforts include supporting the I-135 social housing initiative, the upcoming Comprehensive plan process, and fighting the repeal efforts of the capital gains tax. Our group is open to professionals, students, and tech enthusiasts, in technical or non-technical roles.
Learn more on our website and twitter, and email contact@tech4housing.org to get involved! 
 

Be:Seattle Tenant Workshop 5/25 
Join organizers from Be:Seattle and guest speakers from Seattle-King County Aging & Disability Services and the elder community for a hybrid (remote or in-person) Building Tenant Power workshop! More info.
 
 
June! 
Ride Transit Month 2022: The Future Takes Transit


We strongly encourage you to join Transportation Choices' Ride Transit Month 2022: The Future Takes Transit, from June 1-30. Join them at one of the official events or share your experience with transit during the pandemic at the hashtag #RideTransitMonth!
Please visit the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, take action to defund SPD by at least 50%, and work with folks living outside in your community to make sure they are safe. Support Seattle Transit Riders Union Solidarity Fund to support our houseless neighbors.
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