We represent 2/3 of the voters — but our initiative protects everyone
In 2012, during that high turnout presidential year, our 2/3 initiative passed with 2/3 approval: 1.9 million voters. It got more votes than any initiative in state history.
We represent the 2/3 of voters who want it to be tougher to raise taxes. But the 2/3 policy protects everyone, even the 1/3 of voters who want it to be easy to raise taxes. That’s the way it’s been with all our initiatives:
* In 1999 (and ever since), 56% of voters approved lower car tabs but everyone’s car tabs were reduced, even the 44% who voted no.
* In 2001 (and ever since), 58% of voters approved a 1% limit on property tax levy increases but everyone’s property taxes were limited, even the 42% who voted no.
* In 2007, 2010, and 2012, huge majorities of voters approved the 2/3 protection but everyone was protected afterwards, even those who voted no.
The 2/3 policy is a shield that protects everyone. United we stand, divided we fall.
The 2/3 vote requirement for higher taxes protects all of us — individuals and businesses — from Olympia’s insatiable tax appetite.
It is critical we get the 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative on the ballot. This legislative session has illustrated how scary Olympia is without the 2/3. Voters deserve the chance to put the 2/3 protection in our state Constitution.
Success is the only option with the signature drive for I-1366. Please help us make it happen.