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Direct Action Gets Satisfaction: Anti-Homeless Security Patrols Suspended

We are glad to announce that Pacific Coast Security (PCS) has indefinitely terminated its participation in the anti-homeless Downtown Safety Team security initiative. This signals the suspension and hopefully the end of the security initiative. The Downtown Safety Team conducted nightly patrols throughout Olympia’s downtown core between the hours of 8PM-12AM, trespassing and sweeping homeless… Continue reading Direct Action Gets Satisfaction: Anti-Homeless Security Patrols Suspended

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Pacific Coast Security Withdraws From Anti-Homeless Security Scheme

We are glad to announce that Pacific Coast Security (PCS) has withdrawn its participation from the anti-homeless Downtown Safety Team security initiative. This is a crucial step in the wider movement to secure safer sleeping options for houseless residents in downtown Olympia. Of course, we expect that the Olympia Downtown Alliance (ODA) will maintain its… Continue reading Pacific Coast Security Withdraws From Anti-Homeless Security Scheme

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Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about OlySol’s Safe Sleep Campaign

    “This drives people away from my downtown business!”   People who are homeless are not innately more dangerous or threatening than people who are housed. They simply don’t have a house to live in. When we begin to place blame on a specific demographic for any issue, including drops in sales, it is… Continue reading Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about OlySol’s Safe Sleep Campaign

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Campaign to End Anti-Homeless Security Contracts Launched by Olympia Solidarity Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- The Olympia Solidarity Network (OlySol) has initiated a campaign against downtown Olympia businesses that contract with the private security contract firm, Pacific Coast Security (PCS). PCS operates nightly security patrol services to contracting businesses in an effort to displace and criminalize homeless people using alcoves and alleys as living space. Approximately… Continue reading Campaign to End Anti-Homeless Security Contracts Launched by Olympia Solidarity Network

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Olympia Solidarity Network’s Campaign at Evergreen Vista Wins Repairs; Management Continues to Ignore Accessibility Concerns

After approximately one month of organizing against Evergreen Vista management and its operator, Mercy Housing, Olympia Solidarity Network (OlySol) has forced a partial meeting of demands for improved living conditions for tenants at the Evergreen Vista apartments. Repair requests to individual units, previously neglected by management, are increasingly being executed. Progress has also been made… Continue reading Olympia Solidarity Network’s Campaign at Evergreen Vista Wins Repairs; Management Continues to Ignore Accessibility Concerns

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Picket at Mercy Housing in Seattle

Date: Thursday, May 10 at 1 PM - 3 PM Location: Martin Luther King Jr Way S Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118 The Olympia Solidarity Network is engaged in a campaign against the management of Evergreen Vista and their large non-profit operator, Mercy Housing. Tenants have reported delayed or refused repairs, mold infestations and a garbage disposal… Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: Picket at Mercy Housing in Seattle