FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2016
MASS TRANSIT NOW TO HOST COMMUNITY KICK OFF EVENTS IN PIERCE, KING AND SNOHOMISH COUNTIES
SEATTLE — The Mass Transit Now Coalition will host a series of campaign Community Kick Offs September 12-15 in Everett, Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma. During each event local community leaders will discuss the value Regional Proposition 1 brings to their community. Attendees will also have the chance to sign up to volunteer, connect with their neighbors, pick up campaign swag and take photos in the Mass Transit Now photo booth.
Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine along with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will headline the community kick off on September 13, 2016 at Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The event is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Other Community Kick Off events are scheduled as follows:
Snohomish County – Monday, September 12, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Anchor Pub, 1001 Hewitt Ave. Everett, WA 98201
Eastside – Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lunch Box Laboratories, 989 112th Ave. NE #105 Bellevue, WA 98004
Pierce County – Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
7 Seas Brewing, 2101 Jefferson Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
Save the Date: On September 24, the South King County Community Kick Off will be held to coincide with the Angle Lake light rail station opening on September 24, 2016.
“These community kick off events will inform residents about Regional Proposition 1 and galvanize supporters around this transformational ballot measure,” said Abigail Doerr, campaign manager for the Mass Transit Now Coalition. “We are eager to meet with voters where they live and work through the election to share the merits of this visionary expansion of regional transit.”
Doerr went on to say, “Regional Proposition 1 will help people avoid traffic; connect them to employment and growth centers, while helping improve our environment. In November, we have a once in a generation opportunity to finally link King, Pierce and Snohomish counties with a reliable transit system.
RSVP to each event is requested, but not required. Visit www.MassTransitNow.com today to secure a spot at any of the events listed above.