The neighbors rallying to counter their landlord’s work — and a big donation — against marriage equality are looking for tenants at other Capitol Hill Breier-Scheetz properties to join the cause:
Breier-Scheetz Properties, LLC is the owner of eight apartment buildings on Capitol Hill and recently donated $20,0000.00 to Preserve Marriage Washington campaign to help fund against Referendum 74. This happened after one tenant raised $1800.00 for Washington United for Marriage in the courtyard of one of their buildings, as indicated in a Slog post last week.A number of community members that live in these respective properties have set a goal of trying to raise $20,000.00 to match Breier-Scheetz Properties, LLC donation for Washington United for Marriage. Our goal is to have a fundraiser in all of the courtyards of all their properties. We’ve secured party hosts for two of the properties, The Granada and the New McDermott apartments. We are still trying to locate people willing to host a fundraiser in the common area of the following apartment buildings on 9/22 from 3-7pm.
740 Bellevue Ave E
1629 Harvard Ave
517 9th Ave
, 1743 Boylston Ave
· , 1705 Summit Ave
· , 211 Pine St
And a located at 604 E Howell StIf you are interested, we are having a community meeting this Thursday, September 13 at 6:00pm at Arabica Café.Find out more on our Facebook page: Capitol Hill Tenants for Marriage Equality- http://www.facebook.com/CapitolHillTenantsForMarriageEquality
CHS has sent email, left a phone message and, yes, even faxed Breier-Scheetz to ask the company more about its decision to donate $20,000 to defeat Washington’s R-74.