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On Friday, local community members showed up in droves to watch President Joe Biden’s arrival at Seward Park. Environmental activists representing the “Ship It Zero” campaign were in attendance for the event and held various signs encouraging Biden to commit to zero-emission shipping by 2030. The event also included advocates in support of vaccines for children under the age of 5.
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President Biden and Second Gentleman Emhoff, we asked our South Seattle community members where they would like you to visit, and they responded with some of the organizations, parks, gardens, and neighborhoods that make our part of Seattle special. Emerald readers pointed out places like Washington Middle School, Community Passageways, the many urban farm projects, South Park, and the beautiful serenity of Kubota Garden. Scroll through the full list below to learn about our diversity and passion for South Seattle.
Continue reading Welcome to Seattle, President Biden and Second Gentleman Emhoff!
by Emerald Editors
President Biden is visiting Seattle on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2022. There are some phenomenal and transformative places to visit in South Seattle, and we want to be sure he knows about them. If you were planning his itinerary, what five places would you want to be sure he visited? What five places would show him the great places sustaining our community?
Continue reading 5 Places in South Seattle President Biden Should Visit