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“I Want People to Have a Voice”: Volunteers Lead Voter Registration Project

(From left) April Hill, Jackie Jasso-Martinez and Gabriela Picazo have spent much of their autumn helping community members register to vote.
(From left) April Hill, Jackie Jasso-Martinez and Gabriela Picazo have spent much of their autumn helping community members register to vote.
Registering to vote online is the easiest way to ensure that your voice is heard in November's election. With the online registration deadline coming up on Monday (!), we wanted to remind you to not only register, but also to spread the word. Need a little inspiration? Read the story of four amazing women who are helping their communities register to vote.

Tools for Change: New Online Resources for Advocates

Laura (left), who once lived in a tent, sees her new apartment for the first time in this still frame from "I Could Be Ready." The video is one episode of the "Homeless in Bellingham" series, which explores topics that are relevant to communities across the state.
Laura (left), who once lived in a tent, sees her new apartment for the first time in this still frame from "I Could Be Ready." The video is one episode of the "Homeless in Bellingham" series, which explores topics that are relevant to communities across the state.
The "Homeless in Bellingham" video series and the Toolkit to Combat the Criminalization of Homelessness are two great online resources for housing advocates.

“It Was Very Cold and Very Dark”: Single Mother Evicted From Her Home

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Gretchen Waschke fell behind on her bills while going through a divorce, and arrived home one night to find her water and electricity shut off. There was an eviction notice on her door, and she spent a sleepless night wondering where she and her daughter would live. In a new video recorded at Building Changes' "Talk It Up: Stories of Home, Lost & Found" event, Gretchen shares her story and talks about her current work serving families who are experiencing homelessness.
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