Fund affordable housing before ballpark improvements

Official Action for Saturday, July 28

Today is a great day to go canvassing and get out the vote for 2018’s blue wave! Find out more about canvassing and other upcoming opportunities at the end of this message. We hope to see you there!

King County has been in an affordable housing crisis for several years now, and with the repeal of the head tax, sources of funding to combat this problem are becoming hard to come by. The county’s Hotel-Motel Tax promises to raise $185 million in the next two decades, but County Executive Dow Constantine wants to use the money to fund improvements to Safeco Field. In fact, King County Council has just announced that they will have a special session on Monday at 10 a.m. to vote on the measure.

Tell King County Council to delay the vote until the public has had a chance to weigh in on how this money should be spent. Seattle Transit Riders’ Union has provided the below link, which makes it easy to email the council members and provides you with an example script:
https://actionnetwork.org/…/tell-county-officials-affordab…/

Extra credit:
Sit in on the session to vote on ballpark spending
Monday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: King County Courthouse Council Chambers
https://www.facebook.com/events/216138869236866/

Background:
https://www.thestranger.com/…/king-countys-180-million-prop…


Upcoming Events

2018 Midterm Canvassing
TODAY: Greater Seattle Area
https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index

To block the GOP’s agenda and Trump’s hand-picked Supreme Court, Democrats need to take both the House and the Senate in the 2018 midterms. You can help them by going door to door to get out the vote in one of several neighborhoods in the greater Seattle area. Visit https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index to find an event near you!

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Resist Trump Tuesday
Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
https://www.facebook.com/events/1657913504287897/?event_time_id=1657913644287883

This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.