#TakeAction – October 29, 2019
Morning! For today’s #TakeAction, this is a reminder to vote APPROVE on I-1000 and vote maintain on the rest of the Tim Eyman Advisory Votes on the front of the ballot.
While we’re thinking about this, let’s…
✅Fight back against Eyman’s reign of anti-tax terror in our state. Eyman brought us the “Advisory Vote” that fills up half the ballot. They DISCOURAGE VOTING among low-information voters by making the prospect of filling out the ballot overwhelming. Very few people know that these measures are meaningless, that it’s OK to leave half your ballot blank, and that Eyman is behind them. Having almost the whole front side of the ballot filled with his garbage isn’t just annoying — it’s deliberately misleading and advances an anti-tax agenda via mischaracterization of budget process.Write to our legislators and urge them to take action this year.
Use this link⤵️https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/5224
****Sample script:****I urge you to take action on the presence of “advisory votes” on our ballots. Candidates in important races have been pushed to the BACK of the ballot while these meaningless anti-tax measures are put front and center. This confuses voters, wastes tremendous amounts of revenue (up to $3 million if you include the voter’s pamphlet) and serves no purpose other than to spread anti-tax messaging. It is time to end this farce. I support SB5224 and I urge you to make it a priority in the upcoming legislative session. Thank you!
(Thank you to Toni from Indivisible Puyallup for sharing this action with us!)