Critical Budget Votes Pack City Hall Mon, Nov 16, 10am

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Critical Budget Votes   Pack City Hall   Mon, Nov 16, 10am
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Critical Budget Votes Pack City Hall Mon, Nov 16, 10am says
Sisters and brothers,

City officials make their priorities abundantly clear in the budget, where they decide what programs to fund. This year, ordinary people and marginalized communities are once again faced with a business-as-usual budget that will do little to address our city’s most urgent problems.

On Monday, November 16, 10 am at Seattle City Hall, Councilmembers will make critical budget votes. We need to pack City Hall to urge them to approve every amendment to improve this year’s Seattle City budget.

Just days ago, city officials declared a state of emergency due to homelessness. Yet very little new money, far less than 1% of the city budget, was allocated to solve the problem. We need a budget that addresses our housing needs, takes bold steps to bridge the digital divide, prioritizes LGBTQ needs, and recognizes the importance of tenant organizing and jobs and pre-apprenticeship programs. We need a People’s Budget!

We need your help to pass every progressive amendment possible! Help us win:

*12 weeks paid parental leave for all City employees
*Municipal Broadband pilot project
*Millions in additional homelessness funding
*Resources for tenant education and organizing
*Additional funding for pre-apprenticeship job programs (money for youth jobs not youth jails!)
*Funding for homeless hygiene services
*Double funding for Career Bridge
*Explore creating an LGBTQ Community Center
*Explore implementing small business rent control

Thank you so much for your support. The People’s Budget movement won important gains last year. Please help us continue this by coming to City Hall Monday to urge Councilmembers to approve these important budget amendments.


What: Critical Seattle City Council Budget Votes
When: Monday, November 16, 10 am
Where: Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Ave, Floor 2
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By: Councilmember Kshama Sawant