Many Coalition Members and Friends received Alison’s Action Alert in your email last week calling on the King County Council to create more shelter, and calling on the Seattle City Council to make a new emergency investment of $10 million in shelter and services. You are taking action and it’s being heard! Please keep sending postcards and emails (see great example from Coalition Board Member Ben Miksch) to your elected officials.
Read the Coalition’s letter to King County Councilmembers and Executive Dow Constantine on behalf of the Coalition here. We are calling on the County to open shelter at the vacant County-owned building at 420 4th Ave as soon as possible, and to expedite the process to ensure more people can have a safe place indoors to sleep at night.
When we speak up together, we can make important changes to our community! You can influence what happens for real people who are homeless in our community right now by using your voice in one (or more) quick ways using the message below:
- E-mail: Look up your King County Councilmember here, and cc Executive Constantine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Phone Call: Call the office of your King County Councilmember
- Postcard: Write a message, sign, and mail a postcard in an envelope with a 1st class stamp.
- In-person: Attend & give public comment at a King County Council Committee of the Whole meeting or a Health, Housing and Human Services Committee meeting. Stay tuned to Coalition Action Alerts for extra important meetings.
Sample message: “I urge you to respond to the growing crisis of homelessness by creating more indoor shelter and services (day and night) immediately. Thousands of people are outside, struggling to survive, while public buildings stand empty. Funding for human services is not enough to meet the needs in our community. Local leaders must respond more strongly. The current state is unacceptable. Please act now to bring more people inside.”
Help us keep up the pressure!
Questions or comments can be emailed to Hillary.