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Make Your Voice Heard November 4th

On November 4, 2014, the City of Seattle will vote on Proposition 1A and 1B. Voters are asked to decide, 1. Should either of these measures be enacted into law and 2. Regardless of whether you voted yes or no above, if one of these measures is enacted, which one should it be?

Both 1A and 1B concern early learning programs and providers of such services for children. Prop 1A would establish a $15 minimum wage for childcare workers (phased in over three years for employers with under 250 employees); seek to reduce childcare costs to 10% or less of family income; prohibit violent felons from providing professional childcare; require enhanced training and certification through a training institute; create a workforce board and establish a fund to help providers meet standards; and hire an organization to facilitate communication between the City and childcare workers.

As an alternative, the Seattle City Council and Mayor have proposed Proposition 1B (Ordinance124509), which would fund the four year initial phase of a City early learning program with the goal of developing a widely-available, affordable, licensed, and voluntary preschool option. The Ordinance requires support, training and certification for teachers. The program uses research-based strategies, includes evaluation of results, and provides tuition support. This proposition authorizes regular property taxes above RCW 84.55 limits, allowing additional 2015 collection of up to $14,566,630 (approximately 11¢ per $1,000 assessed value), totaling $58,266,518 over four years.

As an organization committed to empowering women and children and ensuring our children are healthy 21st century learners, the JLS encourages you to research this issue for yourselves and make your voice heard at the polls. Review your voters’ guide, League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, Seattle Times and others for more information and then have your ballots postmarked no later than November 4th to ensure your vote counts.

January 2012 General Meeting

January 2012 General Meeting

The Triple Door

216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

January 17, 2012

Social Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Leadership is putting forward several motions at our mandatory January Voting meeting at the Triple Door, January 17, 2012. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you will need to obtain an absentee ballot and submit it to the Junior League of Seattle office before January 17th. The Voter’s Guide has been posted on the website under Communications > Meeting Materials > January Voting Guide. To review talking points for the dues increase and proposed changes to our management council organizational chart brought forward during our November Unit Meetings, please review items posted at Communications > Meeting Materials > 11/11 Unit Meeting Materials.

Social in Musicquarium (lounge inside of the Triple Door) from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Light appetizers will be served at the social and cash bar will be available.

Parking available in the Triple Door Garage on the corner of Union Street and 2nd Avenue for $9.00 per car (must enter garage after 5:00 pm for this rate). Parking is also available in adjacent garages (Benaroya Hall at corner of Union and 2nd and Russell Investments Garage on Union between First and 2nd Aves) and also on the street. Carpooling is encouraged.