RESTORING THE BALANCE
WHAT: 24 Hour Rally/March/Occupation to Focus Leaders on sheltering unsheltered people, especially in Encampments,Car Camps,and simple indoor shelters.
WHY: At least 18 homeless people have already died violently or outside this year in King County. Thousands will be without any shelter tonight. The Committee to End Homelessness Governing Board needs to respond with more urgency to the crisis!
WHEN: Tue & Wed, July 22nd & 23rd, Noon to Noon
WHERE: Steinbrueck Park (Native Park), 2001 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121. That’s the north end of the Pike Place Market, at the West End of Virginia.
WHO: All are welcome!
On July 23, the Governing Board of CEHKC (Committee to End Homelessness in King County) holds their quarterly meeting. Our event begins at Steinbrueck Park at noon on July 22nd and lasts 24 hours. At 5:30 PM Wednesday there will be a Rally with Speakers and Music. Seattle City Councilperson Kshama Sawant has accepted our invitation to be the Keynote Speaker! She will outline how together we can survive and solve homelessness. There will also be a Community Meal at 7:00 PM, and an Overnight Campout at 9:00 PM. The next morning begins with coffee at 6:30 AM. We'll march to City Hall at around 7:15 AM to Occupy the CEHKC Governing Board Meeting at 8:25 AM..
“Occupy” in this case doesn’t mean rudeness, cussing or shouting. It means being present, in numbers, and reminding the leaders of our commitment and the absence of those who have been lost to the streets because not enough attention is being paid.
Please join us to show working people’s presence at the meeting, help send a clear message to end profiting over people. Let’s exercise people Power through a fun camping event and rally!
‘Occupy CEHKC’ is putting on the SleepOut/Rally/March. We are a coalition of five working people organizations SHARE, Nickelsville, WHEEL, Transit Riders Union and SAFE. Our power as a group is greater than our power individually, and we all want to encourage CEHKC to urgently do more to shelter unsheltered people.
1. Noon Visibility/Set Up/Get together
2. Rally with Keynote Speaker Councilperson Kshama Sawant
3. 7:00 PM Community Meal,
4. 9:00PM Overnight Camp – mats and blankets provided. Plus covering if it rains.
1. 7 AM : Coffee and Sandwiches and Preparing
2. 7:30 AM March from Steinbreuck Park to City Hall
3. 8:15 AM Arrive at City Hall
4. 8:30 AM Occupation of the Governing Board Meeting of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County
5. 10:00 AM or thereabouts. Some return to Steinbrueck Park to pack up. Others go upstairs to the 2nd Floor of City Hall, where the City Council Energy Committee, chaired by Councilperson Sawant, will be reviewing the performance of the City of Seattle’s’ highest paid employee: Jorge Carasco, head of City Light. Public Comments will be welcome.
SHARE, email@example.com, 206-448-7889
Nickelsville, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-450-9136
WHEEL, email@example.com, 206-956-0334
Transit Riders Union, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-651-4282
SAFE (Standing against Foreclosures and Evictions), email@example.com, 206-203-2125