John Barry and his team earn $30 Tabs t-shirts for each getting 1000+ signatures

by | Nov 15, 2017

You gotta love these guys!! I spent yesterday morning in arctic rain and wind with guys who have been heroically getting signatures for the $30 Tabs Initiative at the Pierce County Annex in Tacoma (it’s where folks go to renew their vehicle tabs).

First off, super supporter Bob Henkel showed up with thousands more signatures. This is the 87 year old guy who already earned a 1000+ t-shirt months ago but has been going like gangbusters ever since (amazingly, Bob’s only got the use of one arm!!!). He’s an inspiration to all of us.

And then there’s John Barry who is the leader of the Cascade Ironing Board brigade there. “$30 Tabs” he said over and over.

“Come over here and help us out.”

“Sign here, we need your help to get our $30 tabs back.”

You could not ask for a greater man to lead the charge.

And here’s all of us together after I awarded everyone their $30 Tabs t-shirts for getting 1000+ signatures.

The heroes above are Grant Pelesky, James Roberts, Bruce Holmberg, Gordon Claxton, and John Barry.

Folks like John Barry inspire me to work even harder on this worthy effort (see above).

I marveled at James Roberts as he worked (see above) — incredibly personable and persuasive. The man is a relentless Energizer Bunny — he really EARNED his $30 Tabs shirt!!!

Be inspired by these heroic gentlemen and follow their leadership.
We’re working super hard to Bring Back Our $30 Tabs and stick it to Sound Transit — here’s two ways you can help us:

1) ask for petitions and help collect signatures (collect 1000+ signatures and earn yourself an uber-orange $30 Tabs t-shirt).

2) donate (just think about how much you’ve saved over the years from our other two successful $30 Tabs Initiatives).

The end of December deadline for signatures is fast approaching so we need all hands on deck.

DO WHAT THESE SUPPORTERS HAVE DONE: Get a bunch of petitions. Just hit “reply” to this email and let me know how many petitions you want, your address, and your phone number. I will find an Office Depot, Staples, Minuteman Press, or Kinko’s near you, order the petitions for you, and all you need to do is pick them up. You can get 3 petitions for less than a $1. You can get 10 petitions for less than $3. You can get 100 petitions for $30. They’re dirt cheap with super fast turnaround. You can pick up your petitions in an hour. It is a petition distribution revolution that more and more supporters across the state are taking advantage of.

Please contact me RIGHT NOW (, cell: 509-991-5295) — I’m ready to help.

The greatest threat to this statewide signature drive is OVERCONFIDENCE. Having qualified 16 initiatives for a statewide public vote over the years, we’ve made it seem easy. It’s not. It’s really tough. The only way we’re gonna make it is with a massive grassroots effort where everyone across the state helps.