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Say no to anti-initiative bills in Olympia | Letter

The Democrats are at it again. Again, they try to subvert the will of the people. The Democrats are trying to push through Senate Bill 5297 (anti-initiative legislation) that would severely restrict the right of the people to hold government accountable by way of the initiative process. Not surprising the bill also increases the cost of government; the Democrats’ specialty. They seek to place far more restrictions on the sponsors of initiatives even though they’ve been seeking to lessen restrictions that allow illegal voting.

Recently in the Ways and Means Committee the Democrats voted to ignore nine amendments that would have supported the will of the people. The Democrats then voted to pass the bill that would lessen the power of the people.

The Democrats in the House have a similar bill, House Bill 1668 that would also suppress the people’s access to make government accountable.  The popularity of the Tea Party movement should tell them something. Well it has, but instead of supporting the people they seek to weaken the people’s power; our power.

Exercise your individual power, and write your congressional delegation and say “No! on the anti-initiative bills HB-1668 and SB-5297.


Roger W. Hancock


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