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NPI’s Villeneuve files Petitioning Industry Accountability Act

This morning in Olympia, Northwest Progressive Institute founder and Executive Director Andrew Villeneuve filed a new statewide initiative called the Petitioning Industry Accountability Act. The intent of the initiative is to require that signature gathering companies pay their fair share in business and occupation taxes to our state. “Qualifying initiatives to the ballot has become […]

Permanent Defense Tenth Anniversary celebration for volunteers and supporters a success

On February 13th, 2012, Permanent Defense celebrated its tenth anniversary (February 2002 – Februry 2012), commemorating a significant milestone: one decade of maintaining Washington’s first list of defense against harmful right wing initiatives, especially Tim Eyman’s. Our work is far from finished, but we had many successes to celebrate, including our recent victory over Eyman’s […]

Nine Years: Statement from the Founder

Today and throughout this month, Permanent Defense celebrates its ninth anniversary, marking the conclusion of one hundred and eight months of continuous operation. PD now begins its tenth year of existence. Remarkably, in fifty-two weeks, it will reach the end of its first decade. When Permanent Defense first went live on February 13th, 2002, it […]

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“Camano” is here: Welcome to the new Permanent Defense

Last week, Permanent Defense celebrated its eighth anniversary, which means the project is only twenty four months away from being a decade old. As we were contemplating the significance of the occasion a few weeks ago, we decided it would be fitting to begin PD’s ninth continuous year of operations by giving it a new […]

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Eight Years: Statement from the Founder

Today and throughout this month, Permanent Defense celebrates its eighth anniversary, marking the end of ninety six months of opposing harmful right wing initiatives, especially those sponsored by Tim Eyman. These last fifty two weeks – our eighth year – rank among the most difficult – but also the most rewarding – in our history. […]

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Welcome to the NO on I-985 Coalition blog. Here, you can find the latest news from the campaign and commentary on recent news articles. The Coalition is a diverse group of Washingtonians fighting to preserve and enhance our collective quality of life. We oppose Initiative 985 because it would further cripple our already dysfunctional transportation […]

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NO on I-960 campaign ads now airing

The NO on I-960 coalition has released its first television ad highlighting the waste and paralysis that Tim Eyman’s latest proposal would create if it ever became law. You can watch the ad at YouTube.

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Decline to Sign Referendum 67

Our parent organization’s blog has a post about a message sent out by Representative Steve Kirby earlier today concerning insurance industry trickery. Insurers, using a shell PAC called “Consumers Against Higher Insurance Rates” are attempting to collect signatures to force a vote on a consumer protection act that the industry wants repealed. Referendum 67 is […]

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May Campaign Update debuts

The Journal is back after a long hiatus, newly integrated into the latest and greatest version of Permanent Defense’s online home (Version 7, the May Campaign Update, codename Whidbey). We have worked hard to improve the user experience. Here’s a summary of the major changes we’ve made. New slogan/motto. We recently restyled Permanent Defense’s tagline […]

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Five Years: Statement from the Founder

Today and throughout this month, Permanent Defense proudly celebrates five years, or sixty months, of political activism in Washington State, fighting Tim Eyman’s senseless initiatives, working to reform the state’s tax structure, and promoting the value of public services. Launched in early February of 2002, Permanent Defense has remained in continuous operation for half a […]

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