Report from Neighborhood Action Groups

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Out of this weekend’s 15 Now Action Group meetings, supporters began an energetic mobilization for the March for $15 on March 15, handed out leaflets, postered across the city, and planned neighborhood protests against low wages during the March 7-15th Week of Action!

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Here’s a report of Seattle $15 Now Action Group plans so far.

  • The District 3 action group continues to grow!  Even after dividing into Capitol Hill and Central committees, 22 community members attended the Central District meeting on Saturday, and planned a protest at the Space Needle!
    Sunday March 9th, 2pm.  Call on Space Needle owner H.S. Wright III, as co-chair of Murray’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee, to clarify his position on Seatac Prop 1 and on $15 for Seattle.
  • In Capitol Hill, 14 supporters organized for a picket at Subway against the company’s notoriously low-wages and retaliation against workers taking action.  Meet 10am, Sun. March 9 at Black Coffee to make signs, 11am picket at the Subway on Broadway Ave.
  • Despite the rain, the District 2 group tabled, first at the Safeway in Columbia City, then spread out to other stores after they received an overwhelmingly positive response. The 22 action committee members plan to meet at All City Coffee this Wednesday (3/6) for an 8am banner drop over Albro Bridge.  They also arranged speak-outs on buses over the weekend to mobilize for the 15th March.  
  • District 6 planned stand-outs at 20th and NW Market on Tuesdays from 5-6 PM and the Farmers’ Market on Sunday. One team will meet at 85th and Greenwood next Sunday March 9th at Noon.  With good turnout, stand-outs could expand into the Greenwood business district around 73rd (Ken’s Market, etc.) and 15th and 85th.