With a consolidated two-party circuit, tenants and Seattle supporters of R74 gathered at two Capitol Hill apartment buildings Saturday for a celebratory counter-punch to landlord Breier-Scheetz’s $20,000 donation to reject marriage equality in Washington.
CHS stopped by to check out the scene and enjoy a snack. We found a group of neighbors and friends enjoying the start of fall with a warm afternoon.
We also found some VIPs stopping though like City Council member Mike O’Brien. We did not find Breier-Scheetz head — and Capitol Hill resident — Frederick Scheetz in attendance. Nobody from the company has responded to CHS’s inquiries regarding the situation.
Donations are still being tallied from the two parties held at the Granada on Belmont Ave and Bellevue’s New McDermott Apartments. The donation site for the Party to Raise $20,000 for Marriage Equality shows the online effort at nearly $11,000 raised.
Josh Castle, an organizer for Washington United, warned that, despite a big lead in fundraising and strong support in Seattle, the marriage equality cause will have its work cut out for it as November approaches. His message: Make sure your voter registration information is up to date.
Ben Allen, in stripes below, who helped to organize the Granada party, said the event was also about tenant rights. If you’ve run into issues showing your support for R74 or any other cause this campaign season, the Seattle Gay News reported on some useful details about your rights as a tenant.
- SOSea March for Marriage — Oct. 6th:
- Capitol Hill Supports Marriage Equality! MME Fundraiser – October 7th
Cal Anderson — Calling ALL LGBTQ and allied communities in WA state: Social Outreach Seattle and defend the freedom to marry Saturday, October 6, 12 – 2 p.m. for the Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) MARCH FOR MARRIAGE!
Saint John’s, Solo Bar and Ghost Gallery have teamed up to raise money in support of marriage equality.
Join us on Sunday, Oct. 7th from 5-10pm for a celebratory fundraising event!
DJ’s Nitty Gritty (Sophisticated Mama), Mike Steve and Gin & Tonic!Silent Art, Jewelry and Gift Auction including fabulous pieces by Ellen Forney, Derek Erdman, Jody Joldersma, Jennifer Zwick, &c. Jewelry, Joan Hiller, Marc Tweed, Joey Veltkamp & TONS More!
Raffle for local Gift Certificates and other prizes!
Silent Auction will run from 5-9pm (plenty of time to outbid one another), with the winners announced at 9:30pm
***100% of proceeds from the raffle, silent auction and drink specials will go to MUSIC FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY!***
- A Night at Q for Marriage Equality — Oct. 10th:
Join Q Nightclub and Music for Marriage Equality in support of Referendum 74: Featuring Q resident DJs Riz Rollins (also of KEXP), Nark (Q creative director), and Almond Brown… with guest Terry Hecker (aka DJ TROUBLE), Emmy Award recipient for the “It Gets Better” Project. Bar hosted by Q & food provided by Cupcake Royale, Poquitos, Marination, Skillet, and Madison Park Conservatory. Ticket purchase covers entry, food, and drinks. Contact Mea with questions at email@example.com.