Public Toilets Are a Necessity For The Housed And Unhoused

Published in Real Charge

While Seattle’s City Council elections are deeply polarized around how the city should approach the crisis of unsheltered homelessness, there is one fact upon which all of us can agree: Everybody poos. It’s simple biology. We breathe. We eat. We excrete. All of us.

I repeat: Everybody poos.

Most of us have the privilege of doing so indoors. For those who live on our streets, this most basic of human needs remains unmet. Ever since Seattle’s epic toilet debacle of more than a decade ago, public potties have been the third rail of local politics.

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