Donkeys in Olympia can pass anything they want right now. They’ve got more than enough votes to impose all the crazy crap on their own.

But there are a handful of politically smart Democrats (like former Speaker Frank Chopp) who know that controversial bills passed only by Democrats puts any political blowback on them and them alone.

So the Dems are constantly searching for turncoat Republicans to give them political cover.

All it takes is 1 Republican for the bipartisan label.

They found one. “Republican” Brad Hawkins from Wenatchee voted w/ all the Democrats yesterday to take away your right to vote.


That is Committee Chair Democrat Sam Hunt sitting behind “Republican” Brad Hawkins

For the past 2 weeks, all 147 legislators have been getting hundreds of emails and communications from all of you telling them:  “Don’t take away my right to vote — oppose Senate Bill 5182.”  Voters have 4 times passed tax advisory votes (2007, 2010, 2012, & 2015) but SB 5182 repeals that 4-time-voter-approved law.

At the hearing on their anti-democracy bill, I was there to speak for the voters who 4 times passed this law, for the 72 million votes cast on these tax advisory votes, and for the taxpayers who are forced to pay $52.1 billion in higher taxes from the 35 tax hikes imposed over the past 9 years — watch my short testimony here:
https://youtu.be/g5SzZ2TiRco

The hundreds of emails from all of you bolstered my arguments.

Despite your overwhelming repudiation of SB 5182, in a committee vote yesterday, “Republican” Sen. Brad Hawkins from Wenatchee joined the solid block of Democrats to pass the bill.

Because of Hawkins’ turncoat vote, the Dems can now slap “bipartisan” on this anti-democracy effort.

Turncoat Republicans make a calculation: the crumbs they might get from the Democrats are worth more than the blowback they’ll get from the people who supported their campaign and their party.

Hawkins thinks you won’t care that he sold you out or you won’t find out.  

Tell him what you think about him joining with Democrats on this.

Send him a passionate email (copy & paste in the “To” line):  
brad.hawkins@leg.wa.gov; tim.eyman@gmail.com

Call his office: 360-786-7622

And send him a text message: 360-652-6423

But that’s not enough. All 147 legislators are thinking about how to vote on SB 5182 and each of them is wondering if Hawkins speaks for you.

Send 2 separate emails: one to Senate and one to the House.

Copy and paste into the Subject line:
I overwhelmingly oppose you taking away my right to vote on tax increases. I strongly object to you censoring the voters pamphlet, hiding the costs of your tax increases, and keeping secret your legislative voting record on tax bills. “Republican” Brad Hawkins doesn’t speak for me. I ask you to oppose the Democrats’ (and Hawkins’) anti-democracy bill SB 5182.

SENATORS: Copy and paste into the “To:” line:
andy.billig@leg.wa.gov; john.braun@leg.wa.gov; sharon.brown@leg.wa.gov; reuven.carlyle@leg.wa.gov; annette.cleveland@leg.wa.gov; steve.conway@leg.wa.gov; j.darneille@leg.wa.gov; mona.das@leg.wa.govmanka.dhingra@leg.wa.govperry.dozier@leg.wa.gov; doug.ericksen@leg.wa.gov; phil.fortunato@leg.wa.gov; david.frockt@leg.wa.gov; chris.gildon@leg.wa.gov; bob.hasegawa@leg.wa.gov; brad.hawkins@leg.wa.gov; steve.hobbs@leg.wa.gov; jeff.holy@leg.wa.gov; jim.honeyford@leg.wa.gov; sam.hunt@leg.wa.gov; karen.keiser@leg.wa.gov; curtis.king@leg.wa.gov; patty.kuderer@leg.wa.govmarko.liias@leg.wa.govliz.lovelett@leg.wa.gov; jim.mccune@leg.wa.gov; mark.mullet@leg.wa.govron.muzzall@leg.wa.govjoe.nguyen@leg.wa.govtwina.nobles@leg.wa.gov; mike.padden@leg.wa.gov; jamie.pedersen@leg.wa.gov; emily.randall@leg.wa.gov; ann.rivers@leg.wa.gov; june.robinson@leg.wa.govchristine.rolfes@leg.wa.govRebecca.Saldana@Leg.wa.gov; jesse.salomon@leg.wa.gov; mark.schoesler@leg.wa.gov; timothy.sheldon@leg.wa.govshelly.short@leg.wa.govderek.stanford@leg.wa.gov; kevin.vandewege@leg.wa.gov; keith.wagoner@leg.wa.govjudy.warnick@leg.wa.govlisa.wellman@leg.wa.govclaire.wilson@leg.wa.govjeff.wilson@leg.wa.govlynda.wilson@leg.wa.govltgov@ltgov.wa.gov; tim.eyman@gmail.com

HOUSE MEMBERS: Copy & paste into the “To” line:
peter.abbarno@leg.wa.govandrew.barkis@leg.wa.govjessica.bateman@leg.wa.govapril.berg@leg.wa.govsteve.bergquist@leg.wa.govliz.berry@leg.wa.govmatt.boehnke@leg.wa.govdan.bronoske@leg.wa.govmichelle.caldier@leg.wa.govlisa.callan@leg.wa.govkelly.chambers@leg.wa.gov; bruce.chandler@leg.wa.gov; mike.chapman@leg.wa.govrob.chase@leg.wa.gov; frank.chopp@leg.wa.gov; eileen.cody@leg.wa.gov; chris.corry@leg.wa.govlauren.davis@leg.wa.govtom.dent@leg.wa.govlaurie.dolan@leg.wa.govdavina.duerr@leg.wa.govjeremie.dufault@leg.wa.govmary.dye@leg.wa.gov; debra.entenman@leg.wa.gov; carolyn.eslick@leg.wa.gov; jake.fey@leg.wa.gov; joe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov; noel.frame@leg.wa.govgreg.gilday@leg.wa.gov; keith.goehner@leg.wa.gov; roger.goodman@leg.wa.gov; jenny.graham@leg.wa.gov; mia.gregerson@leg.wa.gov; dan.griffey@leg.wa.govdavid.hackney@leg.wa.govdrew.hansen@leg.wa.gov; paul.harris@leg.wa.gov; kirsten.harris-talley@leg.wa.govlarry.hoff@leg.wa.govcyndy.jacobsen@leg.wa.gov; laurie.jinkins@leg.wa.gov; jesse.johnson@leg.wa.gov; steve.kirby@leg.wa.gov; mark.klicker@leg.wa.gov; brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov; shelley.kloba@leg.wa.govvicki.kraft@leg.wa.govjoel.kretz@leg.wa.govmari.leavitt@leg.wa.govdebra.lekanoff@leg.wa.gov; john.lovick@leg.wa.gov; drew.macewen@leg.wa.gov; nicole.macri@leg.wa.govjacquelin.maycumber@leg.wa.govbob.mccaslin@leg.wa.govjoel.mcentire@leg.wa.govmelanie.morgan@leg.wa.govgina.mosbrucker@leg.wa.gov; ed.orcutt@leg.wa.gov; timm.ormsby@leg.wa.gov; lillian.ortiz-self@leg.wa.gov; tina.orwall@leg.wa.gov; dave.paul@leg.wa.govstrom.peterson@leg.wa.gov; gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov; alex.ramel@leg.wa.govbill.ramos@leg.wa.gov; marcus.riccelli@leg.wa.gov; eric.robertson@leg.wa.govskyler.rude@leg.wa.govalicia.rule@leg.wa.gov; cindy.ryu@leg.wa.gov; sharontomiko.santos@leg.wa.gov; joe.schmick@leg.wa.gov; mike.sells@leg.wa.gov; tana.senn@leg.wa.gov; sharon.shewmake@leg.wa.govtarra.simmons@leg.wa.govvandana.slatter@leg.wa.gov; larry.springer@leg.wa.gov; mike.steele@leg.wa.govdrew.stokesbary@leg.wa.govmonica.stonier@leg.wa.govpat.sullivan@leg.wa.govrobert.sutherland@leg.wa.govjamila.taylor@leg.wa.govmy-linh.thai@leg.wa.gov; steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov; javier.valdez@leg.wa.gov; brandon.vick@leg.wa.gov; mike.volz@leg.wa.govamy.walen@leg.wa.govjim.walsh@leg.wa.govemily.wicks@leg.wa.gov; jt.wilcox@leg.wa.gov; sharon.wylie@leg.wa.gov; alex.ybarra@leg.wa.govjesse.young@leg.wa.gov; tim.eyman@gmail.com

Copy and paste into the body of the email:
I overwhelmingly oppose you taking away my right to vote on tax increases. I strongly object to you censoring the voters pamphlet, hiding the costs of your tax increases, and keeping secret your legislative voting record on tax bills. “Republican” Brad Hawkins doesn’t speak for me. I ask you to oppose the Democrats’ (and Hawkins’) anti-democracy bill SB 5182.

SEND RIGHT AWAY (if you have problems, let me know, I’ll help).

AG Bob Ferguson is pushing for a lifetime ban on all my future political activity.

I really need your help to survive the AG’s 8-year persecution of me and my family. If they take me out, you could be next. Please donate to my legal defense fund here:

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/timdefense
Debit Card / Credit card: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_donations&business=7A5TLCCVFLNY6&currency_code=USD&Z3JncnB0=
Mail-in donation: Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund, 500 106th Ave NE #709, Bellevue, WA, 98004

In addition, we worked really hard on our $30 Tabs Initiative:

Karen and I sacrificed a lot — we sold off our retirement fund to kickstart its signature drive:

We’re asking folks to donate to our PAC so we can get paid back. And your donations will also help stop Inslee’s Income Tax and Carbon Tax Schemes.

Please help:

Donate online by Paypal/Debit/Credit Card: https://permanentoffense.com/donate/
Or mail a check — made payable to “Permanent Offense” — to: Permanent Offense, PO Box 6151, Olympia, WA, 98507.

Thanks everyone.

I love you all.

Tim

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