Make the One Night Count matter 365 nights and days a year!
Go "Beyond the One Night Count" by taking part in a Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop.
Hundreds of people take part in the One Night Count each year, and they never forget the experience. Afterwards, many volunteers have a powerful desire to take the next step, to be part of making sure that our communities have enough housing and the right kinds of supportive services for people who are homeless.
How can regular people play a role in ending homelessness?
By learning about the issues and speaking up!
Where do you learn about the issues? What's the best way to speak up?
Come to a Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop!
In just two hours, we take you through "Advocacy 101," a FUN training with the incomparable pro-democracy cheerleader Nancy Amidei. Together with local experts and allies, we present the facts about 3-4 important proposals, along with simple actions and sample messages. You will leave informed and inspired - with tools for engaging your classmates, fellow congregants, neighbors and others to speak up and make a difference.
In each workshop we highlight current public policy and budget priorities. We time the workshops to correspond with local, state, and national legislative processes: each fall we focus on local budgets (Seattle and King County); each winter we turn our attention to Olympia during the Washington State legislative session; and each spring, as Congress considers important bills and budget proposals, we organize to strengthen the federal government's commitment to a safe, housed, and healthy United States. In order to house people and prevent and end homelessness, we need MUCH more affordable housing, strong supportive services, and fair and helpful laws. Our goal is to work with YOU to put housing and homelessness at the top of the priority list for elected officials in King County, Washington State, and Washington, D.C.