“I have a stubborn personality. Once I dig my teeth into something, it’s hard to let go.”
Despite being immensely popular, our $30 tabs initiative fell short in 2016. We didn’t make it in 2017 either.
When an initiative as popular as this one doesn’t qualify, it’s because the initiative sponsor (me) didn’t inspire enough people to help.
So it’s my fault we didn’t make it before.
I’m doing everything I can this year to make up for it.
We have 3 additional months (April through end of December) this year to raise money and collect signatures and we have me and my wife’s $500K loan from our retirement fund to hire paid petitioners to supplement our volunteers. And I’m traveling the state on our Full Contact Activism Tour to promote greater citizen activism in our communities. And I’m sending out fundraising letters and calling and meeting with supporters asking them to support this critical effort.
If there’s something more I could do, I would.
From now until the end of the December, it is my mission in life to inspire our supporters to get Initiative 976 qualified for a public vote.
I’m all in.
But I can’t do it alone, I need everyone’s help to make history and ensure this effort is a success.
From last week’s Sunnyside Daily News: “I have a stubborn personality,” Eyman said. “Once I dig my teeth into something, it’s hard to let go.”
I have faith that our supporters are equally stubborn and want to help their fellow taxpayers fight against this injustice. This is an amazing opportunity to win one for the little guy. Working together, I know we can do it this time.
Top 5 Contributors: Suzanne Burke, Puget Sound Chapter NECA PAC, Andrew Skotdal, Tim Eyman, Thomas O’Brien