The following message was shared with 902 people who signed our Change.org petition calling on Seattle City Council to invest $2.265 to Bring People Inside
Thank you as well to everyone who sent emails, made calls and signed postcards. Together we won! We’ll continue to need your help to make sure the money is used to bring people inside as soon as possible.
Thank You! $2.265M invested to #BringPeopleInsideNOW
Dear advocates who signed our petition to #BringPeopleInsideNOW,
Thank you for your signature and support of the Seattle/King County on Homelessness’ and Seattle Councilmember Nick Licata’s proposal to allocate an additional $2.265 million for shelter and emergency services for people experiencing homelessness. On 11/16/2015, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to do just that; $2.265 million from General Funds has been allocated and was part of the 2016 City of Seattle budget signed yesterday by the Mayor! You helped show the support of the community, and councilmembers in City Hall heard the message loud and clear: we need to bring more people inside now.
The Coalition on Homelessness will continue to work closely with City Council and member organizations to make sure that we get people inside as quickly as possible.
The success of the $2.265 million depends on your continued support and help in encouraging City Council and the City of Seattle to bring people inside now by using funds for shelter and services as recommended by the Coalition on Homelessness.
We hope you’ll continue to take action with the Coalition. If you haven’t already, please sign up for the Coalition’s Action Alerts and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Homeless2Housed).
Thanks again and keep up the great advocacy!
-The Coalition team
P.S. We sent Thank You Postcards to Seattle City Councilmembers and they’d love to hear from you too! Please join us in sending a note of thanks to all nine City Councilmembers.