Quote of the Week:
"What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction." — Howard Zinn
Take Three Actions Now:
Ask Rep. Strickland to Support Ending Citizens United!
Ask Rep. Strickland to co-sponsor and support the amendment to overturn Citizens United!
On March 24, 2022 Congressman Adam Schiff introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and once again allow for reasonable restrictions on corporate campaign contributions and other spending.
Feel free to modify our sample script to make it personal to you.
Action 1: Contact Rep. Strickland
Option A: Contact your representative by telephone or email.
Script: My name is _______, my zip code is ______. I am asking Representative Strickland to cosponsor the "Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United".
Dark money should have no place in our democracy. It is time to return power to the people, and overturn Citizens United once and for all.
Please speak out and advocate for this amendment!
[NAME], [CITY, ZIP]
Option B: Take this action with one click in Take Action Network (TAN) Ask Rep. Strickland to End Citizens United!
Pledge to Decline to Sign I-1929
Some of Washington’s super rich want to give themselves a huge tax cut, and make the rest of us pay.
To give themselves a tax cut, they want to take $500 million a year from Washington's Education Legacy Trust Account, which pays for:
What you should know about I-1929:
Read the full text of I-1929
Action 2: Sign now and pledge that you will decline to sign I-1929. Together, we won’t let a few super rich people rig the tax system for themselves, making the rest of us pay for it.
Olympia Residents - Vote on April 26 on the Arts Initiative: Inspire Olympia!
Residents of Olympia have a chance to vote on April 26 on funding support for local arts organizations and projects.
Background: Following Washington legislators passing a law allowing local governments to raise local sales and use taxes to support local arts organizations, the Olympia City Council passed Resolution No. M-2280 (Inspire Olympia!) concerning a sales and use tax increase to support cultural programs.
If approved by a majority of voters in the April 26 special election, this proposition authorizes the City of Olympia to impose an additional sales and use tax of 0.1% beginning July 1, 2022, and expiring in seven years.
The revenue generated shall be used to provide free and discounted access to arts, science, cultural, and heritage programs for Olympia’s residents, free transportation to programs for Olympia public school children, and capital improvements. It would also expand services to Olympia’s diverse, underserved and low-income populations. It could raise $2.3 million annually for the arts.
This Special Election, for Olympia voters only, asks whether this proposition should be approved.
More information on the initiative and its supporters are in this article in a recent Olympian and on the website of the advocacy working group for this resolution, Inspire Olympia!. Olympia Indivisible has not taken a position on this legislation, but always supports voting in local elections by making sure that OI members are aware of the issues.
Action 3: Olympia residents, become informed on Inspire Olympia! Vote in the April 26 election.
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