Get Involved- Take Action!
City Council and the Mayor are OUR elected representatives. Each Seattle resident has 3 City Council reps, 1 district and 2 at-large. Please contact your representatives to voice your support for saving the Showbox. Even with the recent landmark designation, this venue is not saved. Controls on the property have not yet been placed, and landmark status does not control the use of the space. We should still consider a permanent Pike Place Market expansion, and we need a preservation-friendly buyer like Historic Seattle to acquire the property. All district councilmembers are up for reelection in 2019. Community pressure can ensure that saving Seattle’s cultural spaces remains a relevant topic during their campaigns.
Visit our stakeholders page for a deeper understanding of the power relationships in this complex situation, as well as a breakdown of the historic landmark process.
Find your Seattle City Council representatives here.
Contact the Mayor here.
We suggest when contacting your representatives that you give a personal story of what the Showbox means to you and ask for their continued support in saving the Showbox.
Please sign our Change.org petition here.
Share the petition. Get your friends to sign it. It serves as an important record of community support for saving the Showbox. This petition is free to sign. Change.org may ask you for a donation afterwards. This money does not go to help save the Showbox- it’s for change.org.
Questions? Want to help? Contact Friends of the Showbox through the form below.
City council photo by Davinder Reddish. Portrait photo by Rozarii Lynch.