How is everyone doing?
We too were glued to our feeds as the violence unfolded yesterday in DC. We don’t usually dig deeply into national news unrelated to tech but are compelled to unequivocally condemn the attempted insurrection. Fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power are the foundation of our country.
As an organization primarily concerned with community and civic engagement, we have faith that our democracy will prevail as it has throughout history. Peace will be restored, electoral votes have been certified, and a new president will be sworn in. But the fracturing of our community and civic life will take a long time to repair. Never before has there been a clearer call for your participation. We’re committed to continuing to help you learn about the systems and people that keep our nation, city, and community moving forward.
The sea.citi Team
Tech for Good Updates
- Amazon announced a $2 billion housing fund to benefit moderate- to low-income residents in the Puget Sound region; Arlington, Virginia; and Nashville, Tennessee.
- Apple will modify executive cash bonuses based on whether the executives act within the company’s social and environmental values.
- Facebook and Instagram have barred Donald Trump indefinitely.
Individual Actions & Distractions
- Learn from leadership at Seattle CityClub’s Legislative Preview — tomorrow at 9am
- Register for City Year Seattle’s MLK Day of Service — deadline is Jan. 8
- Give back at DemocracyLab’s Hacky New Year on January 9th
- Cook at home while supporting women entrepreneurs
- Giggle at The New Yorkers’ top cartoons of 2020
- Experiment in the Chrome Music Lab
- Gov. Inslee announced an updated reopening plan.
- Washington state released COVID-19 vaccination tiers and timeline through April.
- Gov. Inslee extended the statewide eviction moratorium until March 2021.
- Teresa Mosqueda will run for reelection to Seattle City Council.