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Here, you’ll find community announcements, events, and other stuff we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!
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* Featured Event *
T’Challaween Costume Parade on Beacon Hill
October 31, 2 p.m.
The South Seattle Emerald in partnership with Rainier Avenue Radio bring you — T’Challaween! This event will feature a 3/4-mile, *socially distant, *COVID-safe costume parade along the Beacon Hill Greenway. Paraders will travel north to south from around S. College St to S. Hanford St along 18th Ave S. (join anywhere along the route!) and catch “no-touch” candy from our volunteers! And Rainier Avenue Radio will livestream the event for those who can’t be there. **MASKS REQUIRED! (Costume masks alone don’t count.)
Thank you to our sponsors The Station, Converge Media, Jump Start Consulting, Bar del Corso, Urban Feed & Garden, Beacon Business Alliance, Practically Apparent, and Beacon Arts! (*And a shout out to the Feed the People Plaza and Hello Bicycle!*)
Announcement — 10/23/20: Online and Mail-in Voter Registration Deadline Is Mon., Oct. 26
Info from the Secretary of State: Register online at VoteWA.gov, the state’s online voter portal. All you need is a Washington State driver’s license or I.D. You can also change/update your registration, view a personalized voters’ guide (with information on candidates and measures specific to where you live), locate ballot drop boxes, voting centers, and elections offices, and track your marked ballot once it is in the system.
After Oct. 26, you may register in person at a county elections office or voting center during normal business hours and as late as 8 p.m. on Election Day. But don’t wait until the last minute!
Get tons more info in The Emerald’s 2020 Voters’ Guide.
Racism and Voting Rights
From the host, Rainier Valley Historical Society: Join us online for a presentation on voting rights, voter suppression, and disenfranchisement that results from institutional racism and racist policy making. After the presentation, there will be a community discussion and opportunity to speak.
Our presenter is Maya Manus the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Coordinator of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. (Can’t make it? Watch the event after the Zoom call here.)
Announcement — 10/21/20: Pick Up Voting Materials at the Seattle Public Library + Five Library Closures On Election Day For COVID Safety
Find information about voting and elections, including important dates, how to register and links to government election websites, at spl.org/elections.Continue reading Announcements & Events