Many Cultures, One Message

Many Cultures, One Message (MCOM) is an unincorporated group dedicated to preserving the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods of Southeast Seattle.  MCOM was initially formed to combat efforts by the city of Seattle to use Washington’s Community Renewal Law (CRL) to declare portions of Southeast Seattle “blighted” and authorize the taking of private homes and businesses through eminent domain for transfer to private entities.  MCOM successfully mobilized public opposition to this plan and the city halted its efforts to use the CRL in 2007.  As a group comprised of neighbors fighting to save their homes and small businesses, grassroots activism is a key component of their efforts to preserve their neighborhood.

  • April 15, 2010    |   First Amendment

    Washington Grassroots Lobbying

    Protecting Americans’ Right To Engage In Grassroots Political Activism

    There are few things more distinctly American than grassroots political activism.  From town hall meetings and statehouse rallies to talk radio, blogs and meetups, Americans are constantly finding new and innovative ways to participate in politics.  Through such activities, people can alert elected officials to constituents’ preferences, educate fellow citizens and make their voices heard,…

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