Throughout the years the Emerald City Supporters has not only been a gameday staple in the Brougham End as the largest supporter group for the Seattle Sounders, but a group that also strives to live our values in support of the vulnerable communities in the PNW. These values include our stance as being anti-fascist and anti-racist, supporting Trans kids, and reminding folks that abortion is healthcare. With the news of the new jersey sponsor we are reaffirming our support to the communities that are being hurt by the sponsor and putting words into actions. We are calling for action and accountability from the FO for this heinous decision and are making commitments of our own.

This season, ECS is committing to donate $1 for every ticket we sell to NW Abortion Access Fund. NWAAF’s mission is to fund abortions and break down barriers to abortion access for people in the Northwest. In addition to ticket sales donations, a special merch item will be produced with all proceeds going to NWAAF.

Not only will we be supporting NWAAF, the Merch Team will once again be producing a limited edition Pride Pin. Proceeds from last year’s pin went to support Lambert House, and this year the proceeds will be donated to the Gender Justice League. Gender Justice League’s mission is to empower all people to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in Washington State, and to ensure that trans and gender diverse people can live their lives safely, true to themselves, and free from discrimination.

Throughout the season we will be in touch with visiting fans to help them with resources for any of their supporters who may need access to information and services, the Merch table will have QR codes available with links for fans to donate to NWAAF and Gender Justice League, and Leadership will continue to find ways to live and show support of our values.