Sign R-88 to vote on equality in Washington state
TLDR: we need 130k valid signatures from registered voters of WA, to put an important bill back into November's ballot. Everyone can help even if you don't live in WA.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
An important referendum measure (R-88) is underway to allow Washingtonians to vote on the issue of discrimination and equality. In order for R-88 to qualify for the November ballot, it needs to gather 130K valid signatures by 7/27. I believe this is an issue that everyone should know about.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
In 1998 more than 58% of the voters supported a ballot measure (I-200) that barred the state from “discriminating or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in public employment, education and contracting.”
On 4/28/2019, the last night of the legislative session, the WA state legislature replaced I-200 with I-1000, which reinstates identity markers, such as race, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, to be used in public education, hiring and government contracting. In response, a group of Washingtonians filed R-88 in order to put this issue back into the hands of voters. See details here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FLy4Y9J7LA
HOW CAN I HELP?
1. All Registered Washington voters: Sign R-88 by 7/15 at 88 Kirkland Salon (88 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland WA 98033) during business hours (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM except Sundays) or find a map of signing locations on LetPeopleVote.org/signing-location/. You can also send your office building location to email@example.com to be connected with a volunteer or signing meet up all over Washington state.
2. All Citizens and Permanent Residents: Donate at LetPeopleVote.org/donate/. All donations will be used towards signature gathering.
3. Everyone anywhere (visa holders included):
Volunteer by spreading the word and picking up an official R-88 form to collect signatures! This is a true grass root effort!
WHAT DOES MY SIGNATURE MEAN?
Signing R-88 is neither a vote in favor of nor against I-1000. It is a vote to let the people of Washington decide the issue by putting I-1000 onto the November ballot.
A Concerned Washingtonian