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Issue 15: Solidarity Budget Launch
Join Saturday, Sept 25, noon to 2 pm
The 2022 Solidarity Budget team will be hosting an online summit this Saturday, Sept 25, from noon to 2 pm, in advance of the Mayor releasing her budget the following Monday. The Solidarity Budget is asking for a 50% cut to SPD, the savings from which will be invested in community priorities.
Nikkita Oliver will be the MC, and there will be music, poetry and other fun things.
Register for Saturday's summit here, and spread the word!
What is the Solidarity Budget
“The 2022 Solidarity Budget is a collective call toward a city budget that centers the needs of the most marginalized and vulnerable Seattle residents, responds with funding that is commensurate with the crises we are facing, and prioritizes collective care and liberation. Our struggles to build a more equitable Seattle are interconnected. The places in our city where inequality cuts most deeply are also the places most heavily policed. At the core of the Solidarity Budget is our refusal to allow our movements to be pitted against each other for funding. Divesting from police systems and investing in Black communities goes hand in hand with climate justice work and housing justice work and Indigenous sovereignty.”
Endorse the Solidarity Budget
If you are part of an organization that would like to endorse the solidarity budget, you can do so with this link:
You can also read the budget yourself by following the above link.
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