The Keep Seattle Moving campaign has decided to suspend signature-gathering for Initiative 118, and the Mayor is expected to announce a ballot measure to save Metro bus service this Tuesday, May 13. Stay tuned…
Thank you to everyone who has been out collecting signatures already! You are invited to our Volunteer Thank-You Party this Friday, May 16, 5:00 – 7:00 at the Owl & Thistle, 808 Post Avenue. (And, of course, you are invited if you volunteered with the Prop 1 Campaign.) Do RSVP by Tuesday by replying to this email, or leave a message at 206-651-4282, so that we can plan accordingly.
Finally, an announcement for TRU Members: the Organizers Meeting this Monday is cancelled. Once we have more information on the Mayor’s proposal we’ll see about rescheduling.
On April 22 Proposition 1 was defeated in King County, despite the heroic efforts and hard work of TRU members and volunteers and many other organizations and individuals. That means bus cuts are on the way. As disheartening as this is, we are far from giving up! While we plan our strategy for the November elections and next legislative session, we still have a chance to save most of Seattle’s bus service.At our Membership Meeting on Monday, TRU endorsed Initiative 118, which would raise property taxes in Seattle to stop or reverse cuts on all Metro routes that operate at least 80% within city limits. Over 20,000 valid signatures must be gathered by June 4.
TRU will be on the front lines of this effort, and we need your help! To volunteer, email TRU’s Outreach Coordinator Lorraine (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a message at 206-651-4282. You can also pick up Petition Sheets at any of the events below. And if you volunteered with the Prop 1 Campaign, don’t forget to RSVP for our Volunteer Thank-You Party on Friday, May 16!
Let’s Save Our Buses!
Public Hearing on Metro Cuts
On Tuesday, May 13, King County will be holding a public hearing on the upcoming Metro Cuts, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Union Station, 401 S. Jackson. TRU will be there with our table, and this is a great chance to pick up petition sheets and sign up to volunteer.