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Capitol Hill apartment buildings to host ‘Party to Raise $20,000 for Marriage Equality’

The tenant group rallying to counter landlord Breier-Scheetz’s $20,000 donation to defeat the R74 marriage equality referendum will hold a series of parties this Saturday in an attempt to raise an equal — or greater — amount to donate in support of the cause:

Party to Raise $20,000 for Marriage Equality
Saturday, September 22, 20123:00pm until 7:00pm

Breier-Scheetz tenants are holding a coordinated event to match or surpass the donation Capitol Hill landlords Breier-Scheetz Properties gave to the anti-marriage-equality campaign. Join us to raise $20,000 and send a message – Capitol Hill supports marriage equality.

There will be parties at: 

  • The Corinthian Apartments, 1705 Summit Ave
  • The New McDermott Apartments, 1514 Bellevue Ave
  • The Granada Apartments, 1736 Belmont Ave

If you cannot make it to the party, but want to donate to the cause, please contribute online at: 

As of early Monday afternoon, the online portion of the giving campaign was at 10% of its $20,000 goal. CHS has donated $200 to support the party’s fundraiser.

CHS has still not heard from owner and Capitol Hill resident Frederick Scheetz or Breier-Scheetz Properties about the situation with its tenants and its decision to donate to a group working to defeat R74 this November.

The effort to counter the donation comes at a time when the marriage equality cause seems well on the way to victory making local fundraising, perhaps, as much about a strong show of support as political victory. Statewide, WA United for Marriage has received millions more in donations from supporters of approving marriage equality in Washington with donations passing the $7.5 million mark. Meanwhile, the Breier-Scheetz-supported Preserve Marriage WA group has received just under $550,000. The latest SurveyUSA poll shows R74 leading 56-38 in the state.