In 2007, we
sponsored Initiative 960, reinstating the 2/3. Even though
opponents spent $1.3 million, voters passed it by a comfortable
margin. The benefit of its' passage was immediately felt: in
2008 and 2009, despite overwhelming Democrat control of the House,
Senate, and Governorship, Olympia didn't raise a
single tax. Not one. They wanted to -- boy, they definitely
wanted to. But during those 2 years the 2/3 forced them to
prioritize spending, reform government, and use existing revenue more effectively.
And that was with Democrats in charge of Olympia.
works. It protects us from Olympia's insatiable
tax appetite. It stops them from imposing new taxes (like state
income taxes or capital gains taxes or carbon taxes) and it stops
them from increasing existing taxes (like sales taxes or property taxes
or business taxes or gas taxes).
that policy permanent. Let's become the 18th state to
have this policy enshrined in its state Constitution. And once
it's there, politicians can't take it away. It's forever.
Pass it one time and it's for all time.
thing about government is their ability to take more of the people's
money whenever they want. Every legislative session, politicians
are wined and dined by all the Public Interest Groups ("PIGs")
that get the money the government takes from us. Taxpayers
need the extra protection that the 2/3 provides. Without it, the
PIG's win and the taxpayers lose.
Constitutional Amendment Initiative is the most exciting, impactful,
needed initiative we've ever done. But we need everyone's help to
make it a reality.
We have from now until July 2nd
to get over 320,000 voter signatures to qualify our critically important
initiative for the ballot. That's over 2000 signatures PER
DAY! That's a huge mountain to climb. That's why we've
already hired professional signature collectors to help. That's why
we need you to donate. That's why we need your help gathering
signatures for the next few months. There are plenty of voters
who are eager to sign our petitions -- we just need to give
them every opportunity to sign.
Let me be absolutely clear: success is the only
option with the signature drive for I-1366. Please help
us make it happen.