A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Thursday, October 23rd; 5PM sign-in, 5:30PM hearing begins
Where: Council Chambers, 2nd floor Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue
At City Hall you can park in the SeaPark garage ½ block up Cherry from City Hall for $3 if you let them know you were at the public hearing.
The Seattle City Council is making 2015-16 budget decisions in the next six weeks. The Mayor has proposed a budget that takes a step in the right direction to support domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, but it is not enough to see the change we need in our communities now.
Give a 2 min. testimony at the public hearings or just come to the hearing, wear an orange scarf and show your support for the full Seattle Human Services Coalition’s budget recommendation package. This year the domestic violence and sexual assault programs have made one unified recommendation – increase their capacity to provide flexible mobile advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence!
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survivors in Seattle have been hurt by both the recession and by state and federal cuts to the public infrastructure. It is critical that we shore up the human services safety net so that our friends, family members and neighbors can get the help they need when they face crises such as violence and abuse.
Good News: Your presence counts! Whether the recommended investments in SHSC’s package are added depends on if we all demonstrate community support for these investments in the next few weeks. Council also needs to understand that these programs work.
This is a great opportunity here to secure some significant new investments in the services DV and SA survivors living in Seattle need. Advocacy works – if we do it!