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Two ways you can show the Vancouver City Council they should pass protections for vulnerable renters
 

Great news! The Vancouver City Council has moved all three vulnerable renter protection ordinances forward for a vote on September 21st at 7pm. The ordinances increase the amount of time a landlord must give a renter to move out (no cause notice to vacate), increase the amount of required notice for a rent increase above a certain amount, and increase access to rentals for people who are receiving rental assistance.  You can find more details at this link: Vancouver City Council Sept. 21 mtg details.

 Your support for these ordinances is needed in two ways:

1) Attend City Council on 9/21 at 7pm and wear red to show your support for these protections. You can provide testimony to speak to the need for a YES vote on the ordinances.

Vancouver City Hall location: 415 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

 2) If you live, work, or play in Vancouver, please send emails to the Vancouver City Council members urging them to vote YES on the ordinances. Opponents of the ordinances are flooding the Councilmembers with emails - let's makes sure our voices are heard, too!

Here are the email addresses:

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THIS IS IT! This is your chance to make a long-lasting and significant impact in our community. 

Your participation matters! EMAIL the Councilmembers and we hope to see you on Monday 9/21 at 7pm wearing RED.

Thank you for your support!

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Sample letter for you to copy/paste/edit and email.  Underlined copy is ready to be adjusted by you!

 

Dear Councilmember ____________,

As a person who is proud to live and (or) work in Vancouver, Washington, I urge you to vote YES for the upcoming ordinances that will be extending protections to our community's most vulnerable citizens.  It is only reasonable that we extend human compassion and agree to 1) increase the amount of time a landlord must give a renter to move out (no cause notice to vacate), 2) increase the amount of required notice for a rent increase above a certain amount, and 3) increase access to rentals for people who are receiving rental assistance.

Thank you for your positive action in this most crucial need to prevent homelessness in our city.

Sincerely,

Your Concerned Constituent