Vote NO on I-1631
I-1631 is an unfair energy tax that will attempt to increase taxes on Washington families, small business owners and consumers. This initiative is being promoted as a “fee” on carbon emissions, once you look into the facts you’ll see it’s just another costly tax with FAR REACHING consequences.
Economists show that I-1631 will actually increase gasoline prices by up to 14 cents a gallon in the FIRST year alone! Annual increases every year and no cap on how high the fees could go.
Washington already has the 3rd HIGHEST Gasoline prices in the nation! Only California and Hawaii are higher.
Facts about I-1631:
- No accountability or meaningful oversight
- UN-ELECTED Board that would be in charge of spending billions in revenues collected under I-1631
- Gives bureaucrats a blank check of over $2.3 Billion in the first five years alone.
- No requirements for these new revenues to be used specifically to reduce greenhouse gasses or carbon emissions
- Exempts the state’s largest carbon emitters, including a coal fired power plant, aircraft manufacturers, pulp and paper mills, and other large manufacturers from paying the tax
- Consumers and small business will pay the tax
Essentially I-1631 is a costly and poorly written new energy tax based on junk science that Washington Families cannot afford. Vote NO on I-1631
We are all for clean air, but charging regular folks based on junk science and giving a pass to large corporations who are the larger emitters of carbon is wrong. Full initiative language for I-1631 here
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Vote No On I-1639
What’s wrong with I-1639? Everything!
I-1639 Gun Registry-
NEW SECTION. Sec. 15. A new section is added to chapter 9.41 RCW to read as follows:
(1) Within twelve months of the effective date of this section, the department of licensing shall, in conjunction with the Washington state patrol and other state and local law enforcement agencies as necessary, develop a cost-effective and efficient process to:
(a) Verify, on an annual or more frequent basis, that persons who acquired pistols or semiautomatic assault rifles pursuant to this chapter remain eligible to possess a firearm under state and federal law; and
(b) If such persons are determined to be ineligible for any reason, (i) notify and provide the relevant information to the chief of police or the sheriff of the jurisdiction in which the purchaser resides and (ii) take steps to ensure such persons are not illegally in possession of firearms.
(2) The department of licensing, where appropriate, may consult with individuals from the public and private sector or ask the individuals to establish a temporary advisory committee to accomplish the purposes in subsection (1) of this section. Members of such an advisory committee are not entitled to expense reimbursement.
Why I-1639 is bad for Washington:
- Creates Gun Registry, with fee and no limits on future fees
- Mandatory training, with fee
- re-training every 5 years, with fee
- Mandated waiting period
- require locked safe storage
- increased age limit for ownership to 21
- requires annual “eligibility” validation
Here is an excerpt on an article that despite the illegal acquisition of signatures and the backing of globalist billionaires I-1639 can be defeated:
As you likely already know, pundits and news outlets have already started reading the tea leaves on I-1639.
One thing’s for sure, don’t trust “the polls” or media pundits in the press. The only poll that matters is the one that comes in on election day.
In 2014, I-594 was supposedly supported by more than 70 percent of the voters in the state, but finished with 59 percent of the vote. About 55 percent voted against 591. Including so called “dark money” expenditures, we were outgunned more than 20 to 1. The group I helped manage at the time, Protect Our Gun Rights, spent over $1.3 million — while the NRA spent about $500,000.
In 2017, I-594 was amended unanimously by the state legislature with the passage of SB 5552. Mainly because 594 was very poorly written and unworkable — as I had highlighted many times on the campaign trail. Keep that in mind when you hear pro-1639 advocates and biased media outlets like the Seattle Times claim “it doesn’t do that” or “that’s not true”, and even cynical statements of “the ends justify the means.”
End of the month donation deadline!
We’ve raised almost $3,000 since last Friday. We’ll be outgunned against the $4 million pro-1639 war chest; however; if 2014 was any measure, the ROI of our campaign will be better than our opponents. Click here to donate
For more information you can read the full article on the SOS website