Speak Up

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

Speak up! Sharing your knowledge and support for homeless services and housing can help an elected official to better understand the crisis of homelessness in our region (including its intersections with other issues), and influence lawmakers to champion positive policy and budget solutions.

Local council members, executive officials, state legislators, and U.S. Congress members make decisions that directly affect the communities we live and work in. Public policy and budgets also inform what answers we have for people seeking services, housing, and support from critical programs. Elected officials and staff are ready to hear from the people they represent– it’s up to us to speak up.


Attend a Coalition Speak Up Pop Up!

Hosted every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. during the 2021 Legislative Session through April 20, 2021. Register here.

These FREE, one hour drop-in workshops will help people with all levels of experience get the information they need to get involved with state legislative advocacy, and serve as a virtual gathering space for people who want to get the baseline information about the 2021 state legislative session to be an effective advocate. Advocacy just means speaking up, so you don’t need to be a policy expert to attend these workshops, you just need to be willing to speak up!

Visit our Washington Legislative Advocacy page for Speak Up Pop Up highlights and learn the about the various ways you can Speak Up using our Advocacy Toolkit.

Register here for the Pop-Ups (you do not have to attend all the workshops, but we invite participants to attend more than one session to ensure we sustain momentum throughout session!) and sign up for Action Alerts so that you get timely updates about when your voice is needed.


Resources to help you get ready to speak up

FIND OUT YOUR VOTING DISTRICT

Voting districts determine who and what you can vote for. Click the link below to enter your home address to find out your voting districts. You don’t need a home to vote! If you do not have a traditional address, enter a mailing address, or a cross street/intersection, shelter address, or park address that you most often stay in.

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

FIND OUT WHO REPRESENTS YOU

Where you live determines which elected officials represent you at the city level, county level, state level, and national level. Use the tools below to look up your elected officials and their contact information.

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

COUNTY
King County Council 
King County Executive 

STATE  – click here to view a detailed guide on how to look up your state lawmakers, legislative district, and contact information.
Washington State Legislature
Washington State Governor 

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


Take Action

There are no current action alerts available, but you can still reach out to your elected officials own your own!

For other ideas on what to contact your elected officials about, sign up for our Advocacy Alerts for timely updates on important issues, and attend our next Speak Up Pop Up.