Signature Drive for brand new $30 car tabs!

The new Initiative started on Friday

Monday, April 16, 2018

To: Our thousands of supporters throughout the state (cc'd to the media, house & senate members, and Governor, and other candidates for office)

From: Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike Fagan, Fighting for Taxpayers for 20 years, 425-493-9127, tim_eyman@comcast.net, www.VotersWantMoreChoices.com

Congratulations again to Morgan Irwin for being named Legislator of the Year. His heroic efforts this last session to protect the initiative process are sincerely appreciated. On Friday, we met up in Olympia so I could give him his award:

Morgan Award

That was a busy day.

Because also on Friday, we launched a brand new "Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs Initiative."

Yup, that's right. We're off and running to get the required number of signatures to get Initiative 976 on the ballot.

This session, the Democrats talked a lot about providing a miniscule change in the cost of car tab taxes, but despite repeated promises, they did nothing. So the responsibility falls of us.

Under I-976, you'll pay just $30 per year to license your cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, motor homes, RVs, 5th wheels, and other vehicles. And our initiative guarantees that once car tabs are set at $30 for everyone, the only kind of new tax they can impose on vehicles must be voter approved and must be based on Kelley Blue Book value. In other words, they will only be able to tax our vehicles at what they're actually worth (and only with the voters' permission).

Folks are extremely upset with their skyrocketing vehicle taxes and furious with Sound Transit. I-976 provides taxpayers with the relief they deserve and finally holds Sound Transit accountable for their lies.

Despite strong public support, we failed to qualify our $30 Car Tabs Initiative for a vote last year. There's two reasons we fell short:

1) We needed more time

2) We needed a whole lot more money to hire paid petitioners to supplement our volunteers

There's two reasons why we're trying again this year:

1) We have more time. Last year, we started in mid-July -- this time we're starting in mid-April. That's an extra 3 months. So for I-976, we have from now until the end of December to collect the 350,000 signatures needed -- that's 8 full months starting now.

2) We already have half the money we need, but it's absolutely critical that we raise the other half as soon as possible. Having $500,000 at the beginning of the signature drive for I-976 allows us to hire paid petitioners right away (they were actually out collecting signatures over the weekend). But to keep them out there, we gotta raise another $500,000 as soon as possible.

LET US BE CLEAR: we still want our volunteers to collect signatures because every signature you collect is one less signature we have to pay a professional to get.

But we didn't make it last year with just our volunteers. We fell short. So we need professional petitioners and that requires raising a lot of money.

On Friday morning, the paid petitioning guys picked up 20,000 petitions from a local printer to get started.

Later that afternoon, I dropped by and picked up a bunch of petitions for myself:

Eyman with Petition Petition

Check out the cool sign that the paid petitioning guys created:

SOTabsPoll

The people are clearly on our side:

SOTabsplate

The top priority right now is raising money. We're already halfway toward our goal on day one, but we need everyone to help us raise the other half as soon as possible. I implore you go to do a donation right away. Or you can print this form, fill it out, and return it with a check or credit card information.

Once you've done that, please get yourself a bunch of I-976 petitions download here. We need everyone collecting signatures for the next 8 months. 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.

Please contact me RIGHT NOW (tim_eyman@comcast.net, cell: 509-991-5295) -- I'm ready to help. >

There's a very simple reason we've been successful over the years: persistence. We never give up. We keep fighting until we prevail. We are willing to try again and again and again to give the taxpayers the relief they want and deserve, especially when politicians fail to deliver on their promises. But we can't do it alone. We need everyone's help.

If you want to Bring Back Our $30 Tabs for everyone in the state of Washington (for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, motor homes, RVs, 5th wheels, and other vehicles), then 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 right now www.VotersWantMoreChoices.com and make a secure online 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 20 years, but that's only been possible thanks to successful benefactors like you. We ask you to please help us help taxpayers. Fill out the form , and return it with your check or credit card info – OR, you can click here to donate now by PayPal/VISA/MC. Either way, please donate TODAY.

We’ve done so many amazing things over the past 18 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

Thank you,

Sincerely, Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike Fagan, fighting for taxpayers for 20 years, 425.493.9127

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." Benjamin Franklin

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