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Advocate and Learn | NUHSA

Even in everyday conversations you can advocate.

Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people are able to have their voice heard, bringing issues important to them to the attention of community members, decision makers and lawmakers.

How NUHSA can help you advocate
1. By providing information on issues. Read NUHSA’s publications on North King County needs here.
2. By connecting your opinion with those in other organizations and coalitions to make a stronger appeal
3. Learn more about the community with the 2014 Human Service Snapshot for North King County.

The Need in Our Community
1. At least one in six families in North King County lives paycheck to paycheck and does not have sufficient funds to weather a temporary financial setback.*

2. There are more than 400 homeless school children in Northshore and Shoreline School Districts.**

3. Almost half of the renters spend more than 30% of their income on rent, leaving less money for other basic needs such as transportation and food. ***

Contact your Representatives

  • NUHSA serves King County Legislative District 1, Washington State Congressional Districts 1 and 7, and Washington State Legislative Districts 1, 32, 46, and 45.
  • How to reach them: The League of Women Voters publishes “They Represent You,” a directory of all local elected officials’ contact information, sorted by city.
  • How to write an effective advocacy letter 

Advocate with your Vote

  • The League of Women Voters’ Education Fund voting guide.
* Source: King County City Health Profiles, December 2012, Public Health Seattle King County
** Source: Washington State Office of Public Instruction, Homeless Children and Youth Reports
*** Source: King County City Health Profiles, December 2012, Public Health Seattle King County