Local Government 101

by msjones

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.

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WTH, democracy voucher?

by msjones

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.

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Summer Civics is Hot

by msjones

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.

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