Call to June Meeting + I-135 Social Housing Action!
As the days grow longer (if not warmer this year), we start to move into Primary GOTV season! Come join us for our June meeting!
Call to June Meeting
June 15, 2022 7:00pm
Via Zoom videoconferencing
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
- Approval of agenda
- Review of Minutes
- Consideration of endorsements in races not previously considered
- Action and engagement for Seattle I-135
- GOTV Calendar for Primary
- State Convention Update
- Mid-year review of Budget
- July 9th Picnic plans
- August 31st * Endorsement Meeting preview*
*Please note: The August Endorsement Meeting will be held on August 31st to ensure that Primary results are certified and any recounts completed before our endorsement meeting occurs.
Deadline Approaching for the Seattle Social Housing Initiative! You can help!
Initiative 135 (House Our Neighbors) would give Seattle a powerful new tool to create permanently affordable rental housing at the scale we need. But we only have until June 20th to collect 35,000 signatures from Seattle voters to put I-135 on the ballot.
On April 20, 2022, The 46th District Democrats recommended the signature gathering campaign and encourage our members to assist with getting this measure on the November ballot.
TAKE ACTION: Help Get I-135 on the Ballot!
There are several ways to collect signatures for I-135. Pick one that works for you.
- Sign up to collect signatures with other volunteers: https://www.houseourneighbors.org/gather-signatures
- Request your own petition: https://www.houseourneighbors.org/request-an-initiative
- Contact Marc Auerbach If you’re interested in gathering signatures with other members of the 46th ([email protected])
Key Elements of I-135
- Establishes a Public Developer to create publicly owned, social housing for people making between 0 and 120% of area median income.
- Requires City Start-up Support for the first 18 months including in-kind staff and office space.
- Creates a Process for Public Lands to assess whether the land should be transferred to the developer before considering the sale of said lands.
- Creates cross-class housing for tenants earning up to 120% of area median income. Those with higher incomes will pay higher (though still below market) rents, generating income that can be used to support maintenance and loan payments, and secure financing for additional acquisitions and construction projects.
I-135 is endorsed by dozens of organizations, including: King County Labor Council, Seattle King County NAACP, Real Change, PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action), Black Brilliance Research, the Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger, and 350 Seattle.
If you have multiple family members who are district members, please be sure to share the meeting notice with them.
Hope to see you at the June 15th Meeting!