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Flood the Phones -- Call City Council


Join ECS for a mass Call-In Campaign for affordable housing! 

The Ethiopian Community Center (ECS) is forging the path for community-led affordable housing in Seattle. With our Affordable Housing Plan we are telling the city of Seattle that we will do whatever it takes to fight gentrification and build secure and stable housing for our communities. We need to put pressure on city council and let our voices be heard. 

Seattle City Council Contact List: 

District 1: Lisa Herbold
(206) 684-8803

District 2: Bruce Harrell
(206) 684-8804

District 3: Kshama Sawant
(206) 684-8816

District 4: Rob Johnson
(206) 684-8808

District 5: Debora Juarez
(206) 684-8805

District 6: Mike O’Brien
(206) 684-8800

District 7: Sally Bagshaw
(206) 684-8801

Position 8: Tim Burgess
(206) 684-8806

Position 9: Lorena Gonzalez
(206) 684-8802

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT OUT OF YOUR DAY TO CALL ALL 9 COUNCIL MEMBERS & ASK THEM:

-YES OR NO: Will you vote on May 3rd in support of the Ethiopian Community’s proposal to fund 112 units of affordable housing and an Ethiopian Community Center which provides much needed services to the community?

Make sure to ask for a Yes or No answer and don’t let council members or their staff get off the hook by talking about following processes that go on for years and pit one community against another. 

The ECS has a clear proposal and there is more than enough money in Seattle to build it. If they can’t make it happen, then we will elect someone else who can. 

FURTHER TALKING POINTS:
We have an affordable housing crisis in Seattle forcing people to live in substandard housing. We must take steps to address this crisis today. 
The Ethiopian Community in Seattle has proposed an affordable housing plan - developing a new community center and affordable apartments in Rainier Beach. 
- It's important to me that we fund this project. We are an incredibly resourced city, and I know we can allocate money in the Supplementary Budget tomorrow. 
- It's time we start taking steps to protect our communities from displacement and gentrification and support community-led housing in Seattle.