Successful tour so far, retirement fund for $30 tabs inspires, orange t-shirts galore, and more
I’m having a blast on the Full Contact Activism Tour
(San Juan county tonight, Yakima on Thurs — look for details at www.thefourthcorner.com/tour). It’s giving me a chance to thank folks in person for supporting our many initiatives over the past 20 years:
Glen Morgan and Charlie Crabtree and our team of folks putting on this tour have been a pleasure to work with. Our presentations are entertaining, informative, and (hopefully) inspiring. The best part is the one-on-one interaction we’re having with the people who attend. I urge you to join us.
As for our $30 tabs initiative, paid petitioners are out in force and they’re blanketing the state collecting signatures. Be looking for them in their orange $30 tabs t-shirts:
They are setting up camp all over the state and are finding voters super eager to sign petitions:
When our signature drive for $30 tabs fell short in 2016, I felt awful for those who worked so hard on it. When we failed again last year, it was even worse because I saw firsthand over those many months how much voters wanted this policy back.
I take responsibility for those 2 failures because voters clearly want their $30 tabs back:
When an initiative as widely loved as $30 tabs doesn’t qualify, it’s because the sponsor of the initiative (me) failed to inspire enough people to help.
I’m trying my best to make up for that.
Me and Karen’s $500K loan to the signature drive is half the money we need to get our initiative over the finish line. That means we need to raise the other half from everyone else. And folks are stepping up and I’m grateful for that. But we need a lot more help.
Top 5 Contributors: Suzanne Burke, Puget Sound Chapter NECA PAC, Andrew Skotdal, Tim Eyman, Thomas O’Brien