Sept 4, 2017
TreePAC Joins with other environmental groups and community councils to co-sponsor a candidate forum for the November 2017 Election!
GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM
TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 2017 – 7 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M.
AT THE POCOCK ROWING CENTER, 3320 FUHRMAN AVE. E.
IN SEATTLE’S EASTLAKE NEIGHBORHOOD
[LOCATION IS NEAR SW CORNER OF UNIVERSITY BRIDGE;
PARKING IS ON STREET, OR IN PARKING LOT SPACES DESIGNATED FOR POCOCK]
This forum, sponsored by the Eastlake Community Council, Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest, Plant Amnesty, Portage Bay/Roanoke Park Community Council, Seattle Audubon Thornton Creek Alliance and TreePAC (with other sponsoring groups still being added), focuses on the four Seattle citywide offices. (See tentative schedule below; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-322-5463 immediately with any schedule issues or requests).
7:00 Introductions and announcements
7:05 Candidates for Seattle City Council position #8: — Jon Grant vs. Teresa Mosqueda
7:30 Candidates for Seattle Mayor — Jenny Durkan vs. Cary Moon
8:15 Candidates for Seattle City Council position #9 — M. Lorena González vs. Pat Murakami
8:40 Candidates for Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes vs. Scott Lindsay
Are you tired of pleading, asking, arguing and proving that trees have public value? Join TreePAC and make change happen. Together we will be a lobby as powerful as the sports lobby.
SELF- EVIDENT TRUTH: The Urban Forest is essential.
Trees save money through their green infrastructure services. They reduce stormwater run off, mudslides, urban flooding, soil erosion, and reduce energy costs by moderating the local climate.
Trees are good for the environment: they increase bio-diversity, protect habitat, pollinators, and wildlife. They provide for a cleaner Puget Sound, and they mitigate the causes and effects of global climate change.
Trees improve community and health—they create walkable/bike-able streets, stewardship and recreational opportunities; reduce noise pollution; improve property values and community pride. Trees provide beauty and solace for all.
MISSION STATEMENT: The TreePAC mission is to influence the government to protect, maintain and increase the urban forest.
We contribute to candidates, lobby policymakers, and raise awareness of Urban Forestry issues. We do so by attending meetings and hearings, sending mass pre-written emails, holding protests and media events, and by adopting tree preservation projects. We work and advocate for better laws, funding, and enforcement. Your membership dues support these activities.
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