As we reported in Morning Fizz a week ago, the state's only tenant organizing group, the Tenants Union, is in trouble. Unless they can raise $25,000 by July 16, the 32-year-old organization—which advocates for renters' rights, organizes people who live in publicly subsidized housing, and runs a hotline for tenants—will have to dissolve this summer.
Supporters of the Tenants Union are hosting a Raise the Rent Party—featuring karaoke and "cheap, stiff" "Tenantinis"—next Sunday, July 5 to help the TU survive. Party details after the jump. And if you can't make it but want to help, you can contribute to the Tenants Union on their web site.
Location: 7915 9th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
When: Sunday, July 5, 4:00PM