Advocate for Accessibility and Equity in YOUR Theater!
Seattle Rep has submitted a Community Project Request to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal for $750,000 in federal funding to bring our Bagley Wright Theater and main lobby restrooms into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to create a single-occupancy family/all-gender restroom. Now she needs to hear that this work is important to our community!
If you support accessibility and equity for all patrons, please contact Congresswoman Jayapal to make your voice heard. We’ve drafted this template message you can copy and paste so that advocating is fast and easy.
Issue Category: Arts and Humanities
Message Subject: Seattle Rep’s Community Project Request
Dear Congresswoman Jayapal,
I’m writing to voice my support for Seattle Rep’s $750,000 Community Project Request to fund renovations that will make this publicly-owned facility more accessible and equitable for all residents of our city and region. Bringing the Bagley Wright Theater and main lobby restrooms into compliance with current ADA standards will help this facility better serve patrons who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Adding a single-occupancy family/all-gender restroom will also benefit many people in our community, including transgender and gender diverse individuals, people who require the assistance of a caregiver of a different gender, and parents with children of a different gender.
[If desired, please share any personal experiences that influence your opinion about the importance of accessibility and equity in public spaces!]
Seattle Rep’s facility is nearly 40 years old and urgently requires these renovations to meet the needs of our community, now and in the future. When I return to Seattle Rep in the year ahead, I want to return to a space that is more accessible and welcoming for all. Please prioritize this Community Project Request!
Greg Mullavey and Alexandra Tavares in The Great Moment (2019). Photo by Alan Alabastro.