Initiative 1366 - The 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
To: Our thousands of supporters throughout the state (cc'd to the media, house & senate members, and Governor)
From: Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike Fagan, Fighting for Taxpayers for 16 years, 425-493-9127, Email Tim
17 other states already require supermajority legislative votes for higher taxes. It's time we make Washington state #18. The 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative will <u>permanently</u> protect taxpayers from Olympia's insatiable tax appetite. And once it's added to the state Constitution, politicians can't ever take it away. It's forever.
Tim's $150,000 loan from a 2nd mortgage on his home really inspired alot of you to donate. That's fantastic. We've got great momentum for Initiative 1366. We just need everyone to help keep it going.
Please donate today (hit the donate button above).
Last week, we mailed everyone a petition, a letter, and a return envelope. We encourage you to make copies of the petition locally.
If you have an event coming up and you need a large number of petitions, please hit 'reply' to this email and let us know how many petitions you need and your name and complete address and phone number. We'll help you get whatever you need.
We have from now until July 2nd to get over 320,000 voter signatures to qualify our critically important initiative for the ballot. That's over 2000 signatures PER DAY! That's a huge mountain to climb. That's why we've already hired professional signature collectors to help. That's why we need you to donate. That's why we need your help gathering signatures for the next few months. There are plenty of voters who are eager to sign our petitions -- we just need to give them every opportunity to sign.
We didn't make it last year. Why? Because we didn't work hard enough. That's the bottom line. Initiative campaigns need three things to succeed:
* A policy the voters want (we know I-1366 has that because it's been passed by voters over and over and over again).
* Significant financial resources so we can pay for petitions, mailings, and professional signature gatherers.
* Committed dedicated folks like you doing old fashioned volunteer signature collection over the next few months.
5 times the voters have passed initiatives making it tougher for Olympia to take more of the people's money. And when those 2/3 initiatives passed, they worked perfectly: they made tax increases an absolute last resort in Olympia. The 2/3 policy forces the Legislature to prioritize spending and reform government by using existing revenue more effectively.
Let's make that policy permanent.
Let me be absolutely clear: success is the only option with the signature drive for I-1366. Please help us make it happen.
If you support our efforts to stop tax increases and protect the initiative process in 2015 and appreciate our efforts, please send us a donation for $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, $2500, $5000 or more (there are no limits on how much can be given). You can go to our website - www.VotersWantMoreChoices.comand make a secure on-line contribution by PayPal or VISA or M/C. OR, you can print this form, fill it out, and return it with a check or credit card information.
We’ve done so many amazing things over the past 16 years, but that's only been possible thanks to successful benefactors like you. We ask you to please help us help taxpayers.
Please donate TODAY.
Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike Fagan, Fighting for Taxpayers for 17 years
P.S. There are thousands of politicians, bureaucrats, lobbyists, and special interest groups working each and every day to raise your taxes. Shouldn't there be at least one person, one team, one organization that fights to lower your taxes? Please help us so we can continue our successful efforts on behalf of taxpayers.
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained" ~ Ben Franklin