Speak Up

Speak up! 
Let your elected officials hear from YOU about what matters most!

Your voice, your knowledge, and your support for homeless services and housing can influence a legislator to understand the issues, champion positive solutions, and support robust funding. 

Elected officials need to hear from the public (that’s us) that affordable housing and homelessness services are priority issues. The people who make decisions about public policy and budgets in council chambers, at the state legislature, and in the U.S. Congress are ready to hear from their constituents – it’s up to us to make sure that they do. Legislators’ decisions directly affect what kind of community we live in, and what answers we have for people seeking services, housing, and support from critical programs. 

Not sure what issue to call or write about? 
Sign up for our Advocacy Alerts for timely updates on important issues, and attend our next Homeless Advocacy 101 workshop.

Find out who represents you in local and state government, and in Washington, D.C.

Click here to look up your voting districts in King County, WA, U.S., and Seattle (if applicable).

LOCAL
King County Council 
King County Executive 
Seattle City Council
Seattle Mayor
Information for Mayors, Administrators, and City Councils in other King County cities 

STATE
Washington State Legislature
Washington State Governor 

NATIONAL 
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Share your story

The Coalition on Homelessness speaks up as a collective of voices – real people’s stories make our advocacy more effective. 

Do you have a story about how shelter, housing, or a public benefit program has affected you or someone you care about? 
Personal stories are powerful ways to engage and educate legislators about the real world effects of public policies and programs. We invite you to contact us to share your experience.