Compassion Seattle campaign submits more than 64,000 signatures

Jul 8, 2021
Written by wpengine

On July 1, the Compassion Seattle campaign turned in petitions containing more than 64,000 signatures to the City Clerk’s office—more than double the 33,060 required to get the proposed charter amendment on the November general election ballot.

The proposed charter amendment would require the City to spend at least 12% of its general fund on housing and services for the homeless. The proposal has support from a wide range of organizations, from advocates for the homeless (Plymouth Housing, FareStart, and the Public Defenders Association) to the neighborhood and business organizations, including the Seattle Chamber and Downtown Seattle Association.

Click here for more information about the proposed charter amendment and the campaign to get it passed.