Seattle CityClub released the first video in its four-part "Vote Because You Care" series focused on encouraging Seattle residents to vote by addressing voter apathy. The first video in the series features why Seattle residents care about homelessness and how their vote impacts the issue.
Each video in the "Vote Because You Care" series is a collection of interview responses from Seattle residents about four critical issues facing Seattle and dominating this year’s election cycle. Along with homelessness, residents were interviewed about transportation, affordability and education. Subsequent videos will be released each Wednesday of October.
Seattle CityClub, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization commissioned the video series in an effort to increase resident engagement in King County’s upcoming November 7 election.
“Voter apathy remains a key barrier to improving voter turnout. We want residents to know the issues they care about are directly impacted by their decision to vote,” said Diane Douglas, Executive Director of Seattle CityClub.
Seattle CityClub is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization improving the civic health of the Puget Sound region by providing programs that bridge politics, sectors and generations to inform and engage residents and community leaders.