UPDATE on GiveThemNothing.com: We trekked to Spokane on Wednesday and testified before rigged, corrupt 17-member “regular citizen” salary commission. We told them “Don’t Give Inslee & Ferguson salary bonuses.” Here’s how it went
I’m ADHD, so Wednesday wasn’t exhausting, it was thrilling
What a day!! On Wed, I got up at 5am, left Mukilteo at 6 am, drove to Olympia to do press conference at 10 am after dropping off petitions with 286,003 signatures for $30 Tabs Initiative, drove 6 hours to Spokane (with talk radio interviews with Lars Larson and later with Kirby Wilbur) and testified before rigged, corrupt Salary Commission at 6 pm, and then drove back to Mukilteo, getting home at 11:30pm! And got up at 7 am the next morning to do KVI’s superstar John Carlson’s radio show.
It was a heckuvalotta fun!
“Find what you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Here’s some pictures from that 6 pm public hearing on the proposed 20% bonuses for politicians. Our message to the rigged, corrupt Salary Commission meeting in Spokane was this: “Politicians like Inslee and Ferguson don’t deserve bonuses. They knew how much their salaries were gonna be when they ran for office — Give Them Nothing more. We’re committed to working with our thousands of supporters on a referendum to veto their bonuses. Inslee will survive on $354K, Ferguson can scrape by on $320K, Supreme Court justices won’t starve on $380K.”
Jack, Mike, and I are super grateful to all you for your hard work, financial support, and heartfelt prayers as we fight these important fights. We know that the only reason we’re successful is thanks to all of you. We’re proud of what we’re accomplishing together.
If you haven’t already, sign our online petition:GiveThemNothing.com — and then make a donation so we can veto their bonuses and make this historic referendum a success.
Word-of-mouth is critical. It’s critical that you forward this email to friends, family, co-workers and others. Post it on Facebook. We need everyone to help.
As for our $30 Tabs Initiative, if you haven’t already, mail in what you got RIGHT NOW. That way we’ll get ’em by Saturday and we’ll know where we’re at. We think we’ll get there with the petitions that everyone has on their counters, desks, and sitting around at home and at work.
So right now, immediately, take your partially-filled and fully-filled petitions and mail them to us. Send them to the PO Box on the back of the petition ($30 Tabs Initiative, PO Box 18250, Spokane, WA, 99228).
There’s no doubt that the decision by my wife Karen and I to sell off our retirement fund and loan $500K to the signature drive has inspired a lot of folks to contribute. But we need a lot more.
Top 5 Contributors: Suzanne Burke, Puget Sound Chapter NECA PAC, Andrew Skotdal, Tim Eyman, Thomas O’Brien