The 2023 Washington State Legislature has an opportunity to do something good for democracy.
For many years, Tim Eyman has CLUTTERED OUR BALLOTS WITH MEANINGLESS “ADVISORY VOTES” that are really ANTI-TAX PROPAGANDA!
Some years ago he fooled voters into approving a statewide initiative to put these on the ballot. They have NO LEGITIMATE PURPOSE. They merely rile up voters with anti-tax hysteria. Every time the legislature increases tax on anybody in any way — even by finally making certain kinds of businesses pay their fair share — and even by closing a stupid loophole — Tim Eyman’s stupid initiative triggers a MEANINGLESS “ADVISORY VOTE” be put onto the ballot for the next general election.
Ironically, Tim Eyman and these stupid “advisory votes” ACTUALLY WASTE OUR TAX DOLLARS because they add clutter and expense to the voters’ pamphlets and to the vote-counting process, while ACCOMPLISHING NOTHING other than promote Tim Eyman’s rabid anti-tax mania.
STOP THIS ABUSE NOW!
Urge your state legislators to pass SB 5082 and HB 1158, which is the companion bill in the House.
To read more about why “advisory votes” are harmful for voters, and to see the other current state legislation about voting, visit this: wavotingjustice.org/2023-wvjc-legislative-priorities