Homelessness Rodney Tom

Rodney Tom harms the homeless

From Publicola (third item): Word is Sen. Rodney Tom (D-48, Medina), head of the Republican-dominated Majority Coalition Caucus, wanted the bill killed to snub ardent low-income housing advocate and speaker of the house Rep. Frank Chopp (D-43, Wallingford). Bill co-sponsor Sen. Hobbs tells Fizz: “Tom told me and Sen. Benton that he told Angel to […]

Activism Homelessness Occupy Movement

Westlake Rally Tuesday 5PM, march to City Hall Wed morning

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Occupy CEHKC (the Campaign to End Homelessness in King County) is having a rally in Westlake Plaza downtown Seattle from 5PM to 7PM. Members of SAFE will be attending as part of the coalition. Some will be occupying Westlake for the night. Wednesday morning at 7:30AM members of Occupy CEHKC will march to […]

Economic Justice Foreclosures Homelessness Human Rights Occupy Movement

Beacon Hill and Bank of America

Commentary by Bryce Phillips (a SAFE Member) SAFE’s roots are in the Occupy movement which emerged in 2011. The roots of SAFE can also be found in struggles of workers and the unemployed in the 1930s, where eviction blockades and move back-ins were common. There was a moratorium on bank evictions in 25 states and […]

Foreclosures Homelessness Politics

Eminent Domain

In Richmond, CA, half the homes are underwater (the homes are worth less than the mortgages). The city, which is composed mainly of people of color, is hemorrhaging financially, but the mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, an Occupy Wall Street activist and Green Party member, wants her city to invoke eminent domain to stanch the bleeding. The […]

Foreclosures Homelessness Politics

Needs vs. Profits

On every newsletter we send you and nearly every flyer, brochure, and banner we produce SAFE includes the words “Housing is a Human Right!” Our belief is that all human beings, solely because they are human beings, should have a right to safe, clean, and dignified shelter. This is a tad different from the way […]

Foreclosures Homelessness Protests

Local Anti-Foreclosure Group Presses Case Against State's Largest Foreclosure Company

What: Press Conference & Protest at Bellevue Foreclosure Auction  Time: 10:00 AM Date: Fri., July 19 Where: Northwest Trustee Services, 13555 SE 36th St., Bellevue, WA 98006 Who: SAFE (Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction) Why: On July 11, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Richard Okrent denied a motion to dismiss a case against both Quality […]

Activism Foreclosures Homelessness

SAFE Newsletter Week Two July 2013

Upcoming Actions – Now until ????? – Awaiting word to resume Eviction Blockade as Jeremy’s home was tagged/eviction posted on Tuesday, July 9th. July 12th –   Peacekeeper Training, Bethany UCC  1 – 3PM –  WTF WF GT – Picket for Jeremy at Georgetown Wells Fargo. 5963 Corson Av S, Ste 140 98108 –  Further info […]

Homelessness

Close the Survival Gap! Friday @1:30PM in Seattle City Hall

Join faith leaders and lawyers at a press conference to support expanded tent encampment options FRIDAY, JUNE 28th, 1:30PM inside SEATTLE CITY HALL A press conference will be held in the atrium at Seattle City Hall (5th Ave. between Cherry and James) to deliver letters from the religious and legal communities in support of Council […]

Homelessness Jobs Justice

Jobs Assistance Bill Passes! Next: Legalize Tent Encampments!

We banned the box! On June 10th, Seattle City Council voted unanimously to pass the Jobs Assistance Ordinance. With it’s passage, employers in Seattle can no longer ask about criminal history on a job application or reference criminal history in advertising. This law will give thousands of people with a criminal record a second chance […]

Foreclosures Homelessness Homelessness Human Rights Politics

Opportunity Knocks

Much is made of the principle that all of us should have an equal opportunity  to Food, Clothing, Shelter, Healthcare, Education, and so on (FCSHE+). That it is wrong to discriminate based on one’s color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc., should be obvious to anyone capable of forming thoughts. Yet, in the US […]