I am going to admit that in years past I paid little attention to some local elections races. For instances the candidates for court judge positions got a cursory look at the voters pamphlet. And if there was no contender for a position, did not even bother to vote. Well, as a member of the endorsements team for Olympia Indivisible, did some in-depth research. Wow, there is a lot to learn and a lot to consider.
Gathering signatures for progressive initiatives is one way to effect change in Washington State. We can bypass a reluctant state legislature by the initiative process.
Since I do not have unlimited time and energy, I collect signatures as the opportunity arises and commit to filling only one or 2 pages of a petition.
First, I ask my friends and acquaintances to sign and I always carry the initiatives in my car. Second, I ask people at meetings I attend and lastly, I attend a rally or event where there will be people.
My experience has been mostly very positive when gathering signatures. When someone disagrees with the initiative, I respect their rights and move on. No one has been hostile towards me, not even NRA supporters that were waiting in line at a Legislature Hearing. De-escalate violence initiative 940 was my first try . I now gather for I-1600 Healthcare for All Washingtonians and I-1631 Jobs & Clean Energy. As soon as I-1639 Gun Safety is printed, I will start collect for those signatures. Initiative Fact Sheets
Please join us in gathering signatures for the Olympia Indivisible endorsed initiatives.
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When Carla asked me if I would care to attend an OI session with our two US senators’ staffs in Tacoma I jumped at the chance. It meant that I would be able to postpone a dental appointment I had for that day. I hate going to the dentist.