Where to get petitions.
You can pick up and drop off petitions at our office, 1314 43rd St NE, suite 203. This is in the U District. Hours are 10am until 6pm weekdays. Otherwise call Nimco at 206-850-1163 for another appointed time. OR
Check out the tab called “find your local contact” and it will pull up a map with contact information. OR click on the “contact us” for a list of area team captains.
So excited about all our new staff! These organizers are ready to help!
left to right – Josh Castle, King County organizer, Nimco Bulale, data manager, Tiffani McCoy, state field organizer, Gabe Meyer, campaign director
Get ready to help us make history. You can help collect signatures, help with phone banking, and help in many other ways. This is a people’s movement. Click the “volunteer” button and sign up.
Americans awoke on Sunday morning, December 14, to find that, in passing a budget to run the federal government for the coming year, our elected leaders have also enacted two unrelated amendments. They have greatly increased the amount of money individuals can pour into election campaigns and they have loosened the regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis to curb damaging speculation in Wall Street and the banking system.
But while Congress is opening the gates wider to the influence corporations and private wealth on government and democracy itself, people across the country have begun to speak from the grassroots at the ballot box. In November 2014 elections, citizens in dozens of communities voted in margins of 70% and greater for their legislators to pass a Constitutional Amendment to clarify that limiting money in election campaigns does not limit ‘free speech’. There is a growing tide across the country to get big, anonymous money out of politics and to clarify the rights listed in the constitution are the rights of individual people only.
Do you want to help Washington state become the 17th state calling for an amendment to the US Constitution? Please click on ‘Volunteer!’ and sign up on the registration form. You will get a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date and when we will need help when we sponsor our next initiative.
Would you be willing to support our cause financially? We have so far survived only with small donations. Our biggest donation so far has been $3000. Our smallest less than a dollar. We need funds to keep this website up and safe, mailbox rental, printing, room rentals, etc. We have no paid staff when we are not in campaign mode. We are all volunteer. Our expenses are bare bone and necessary. Please help and click on the donate button.
Check out Ben Cohen’s stampstampede.org at http://www.stampstampede.org Currently there are over 26,000 people across the country stamping messages like “Not To Be Used for Bribing Politicians” on dollars to help build the movement to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics. Visit their online store and pick up an anti-corruption stamp for you and everyone on your list.
Enjoy John Nichols’ rip-roaring, inspiring address from his appearance at the 28th Amendment Roadshow in Seattle May 3 2014. It’s 57 minutes, but you won’t believe it’s that long! But if you don’t have that much time, you MUST – please – watch the last part.
And for a quick overview of the problem of money in politics, watch a delightful, fast-moving, partly-animated, 8-minute video that explores the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy. Stars Annie Leonard. Courtesy of Story of Stuff Project.