Last week on June 18th, 20 Got-Greeners and community partners marched up to City Hall and delivered over 600 petitions to the City Council at their full meeting. The petitions were attached together on a scroll that was 100 feet long! The team handed the long scroll over to council-members as Got Green Director Michael Woo, Pastor Joe Carter, Jobs Committee leader Vernon Hill testified in favor for a Targeted Local Hire city-wide ordinance. Special thanks to Puget Sound Sage, United Black Clergy, Electrical Workers Minority Caucus, and Coalition for Anti-Racist Whites for coming to support!
Photo Credit: Sam Smith
And we’ve been in the news lately! Check out our articles:
International Examiner: “Op-Ed: Seattle Should Adopt Targeted Local Hire, a Green Solution for Job Inequity” http://www.iexaminer.org/2013/06/op-ed-seattle-should-adopt-targeted-local-hire-a-green-solution-for-job-inequity/
Real Change: “A city ordinance to promote hiring local people could put residents of Rainier Valley back to work” http://realchangenews.org/index.php/site/archives/7894