Research & Analysis

Many right wing initiatives are deceptively written to mask the harmful impact they would have to our communities. Research & Analysis houses our own investigative work and critiques of dangerous ballot measures as well as links to useful information prepared by other organizations.

Analysis and tools

  • Dangerous Initiatives: Profiles right wing initiatives that have qualified for Washington’s statewide ballot since 1998
  • Eye on Money: Permanent Defense’s tool for tracking contributions and expenditures to harmful ballot measures
  • The Failure Chart: A look at the fate of each of Tim Eyman’s initiatives, documenting that the vast majority have been defeated or struck down
  • Voters Want Better Choices: A set of tax fairness ideas that would make Washington’s tax code more progressive without harming vital public services
  • Do your own research… and Think Before You Ink: A primer on what to be on guard against when approached by a petitioner

Special reports

More Useful Information

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Permanent Defense works to protect Washington by building a first line of defense against threats to the common wealth and Constitution of the Evergreen State — like Tim Eyman's initiative factory. Learn more.

Protecting Washington Since 2002