Permanent Defense is currently working to defeat Tim Eyman’s I-976 (an initiative to the Legislature for 2019).
Tim Eyman’s I-976
I-976 is the latest initiative from Grover Norquist clone Tim Eyman. I-947 would eviscerate funding for Sound Transit 3, which was approved by voters in 2016, as well as WSDOT’s share of Amtrak Cascades. Local governments would lose the authority to levy vehicle fees to fund transit service, as cities like Seattle currently do.
I-976 is an all-out attack on transit funding in Washington State.
Permanent Defense is working to organize opposition to I-976. Eyman has until the end of the year to gather about 330,000 signatures to force a vote on this scheme. If I-976 qualifies, it would likely appear on the November 2019 ballot.
The petition for this initiative is easily distinguishable due to Eyman’s editorializing. On the front, it contains the words “$30 Tabs” in huge type:
REFUSE TO SIGN THIS PETITION:
If you see or are asked to sign a petition that looks like this, know that it’s a Tim Eyman initiative. Decline to sign, and urge everyone around you to decline to sign.
Please report any encounters with I-976 petitioners to Permanent Defense so we can better track the signature drive.