Housing Voter Forum, July 17, 2019: Instead of hosting candidate forums with 50+ City Council candidates, we flipped the approach and instead asked local experts to give a deeper perspective on the issues candidates are talking about. Watch the video of the panel here!
We partnered with Resolution to End Homelessness and Tech 4 Housing for this lunchtime forum at Seattle University, attended by about 100 people. Note: The Forum was non-partisan and Seattle University and our partners do not endorse nor support any candidates.
Many thanks to our fantastic panelists:
- Lisa Daugaard, Public Defender Association
- Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club
- Lauren McGowan, United Way of King County
- Richard Waters, M.D., Neighborcare Health
- Michael Hobbes, Huffington Post – Moderator
To read bios of the panelists, see the event program.
- The Coalition talked to guests about registering to vote, and how to volunteer for voter registration for people who are homeless.
- Democracy Vouchers staffers explained how Seattle voters are provided four $25 vouchers to contribute to a Seattle City Council candidate of their choice who qualifies for the program.
Finally, we’re very grateful to Resolution to End Homelessness and Tech 4 Housing for inviting us to partner on the Forum. Thank you, Dana (who came up with the idea for this Forum), Ethan and everyone at these great advocacy organizations!
Check out our list of 20 different steps you can take to help solve homelessness.
Coming Up Later
Housing Voter information pieces: Watch for post-primary non-partisan voter information being developed by a group of partners.
A second forum this fall: It’s possible…keep tuned!
Remember to turn in your primary ballot by Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019!