Fall is prime time for you to get engaged in our city. At the top of the list is the Seattle City Council election. Yes, it is an important vote, and an easy way to get your voice heard. There is a Candidate Forum to attend, Democracy Vouchers to spend, and much more.
There has been so much talk this year about our city council races. In part because there were A LOT of candidates running in the primary and there are important issues going on in this city that our local media has been talking a lot about. However, there a several EVEN more overlooked local offices that are *dare we say* just as important that the City Council elections.
Employees across Seattle are making a difference. It’s easy to get involved in small or large projects and to make an impact – every little bit helps. We love seeing innovation workers show up! Read about Seattle’s Inspirational Innovators, get excited, and find tips on how you can help.
This month we speak to Delaney Gaughan, Amperity, Seattle City Rotaract member and TAF volunteer.
What the heck is a Democracy Voucher, you ask?! KUOW put together this handy guide on what they are and how to use them!
Democracy vouchers are like monopoly money that Seattle residents can give to candidates running for city offices. The program was approved in 2015 by Seattle voters to make local elections more accessible and is funded through property taxes.
It’s summer in Seattle, finally, and we’re gearing up to keep you connected to your community. We have a number of easy and fun upcoming opportunities to support local schools like helping source supplies for students. Families typically spend more than $100 on school supplies and some local families just can’t foot that bill. Watch for bins at your company so you can help students in our community can show up for the first day of school ready to learn.