About 735

Our mission is to make Washington the 18th state to go on record calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect fair and equal elections.

The amendment will empower our elected representatives to put reasonable limits on how much money corporations, unions, special interest groups, and the uber-wealthy spend on influencing elections. We believe this amendment is needed to win back a democracy that works for ALL Americans, not just the wealthiest few.

The amendment would settle for once and for all that:

  • Constitutional rights belong only to individual people, NOT corporations;
  • Spending money is NOT free speech under the First Amendment;
  • Governments are empowered to regulate political contributions and expenditures to prevent undue influence; and
  • Political contributions and expenditures must be promptly disclosed to the public.

Be sure to check out our frequently asked questions!

Spokane organizer Stacey Cossey attended the Move to Amend summit in Washington, DC this May. 

Here is why she said she's volunteering for Initiative 735:

Initiative 735 is backed by the Washington Coalition to Amend the Constitution (WAmend).

Members of the WAmend steering committee include representatives from:

  • Fix Democracy First
  • Public Citizen
  • Move to Amend
  • Pay to Play
  • The Green Party of Washington State
  • West Seattle Democratic Women

Top donors to Initiative 735:

  • Bill Clapp $50,000
  • Harriet Bullitt $40,000
  • David Bangs $30,542
  • Fix Democracy First $17,441
  • William von Mueffling $15,000
  • Public Citizen $15,000
  • Jeffrey Clements $6,000
  • Diane Jones $5,200
  • Holly Mosher $5,100

ABOUT 735 PLEDGE TO VOTE

Joe Podorsek "I’m involved in Initiative 735 because the cost of elections means people are elected who do not represent my needs or the needs of the common good."
- Joe Podorsek, 84, retired Navy, Issaquah

Kaylee Mathews "I believe that everyone should have a voice, regardless of how much money they have, so I support Initiative 735."
- Kaylee Mathews, 22, massage therapist, Tacoma

Gary McCaig "I work on Initiative 735 because I love my great-grandchildren. Any change now, even a small change, will give them big benefits later."
- Gary McCaig, 67, retired, Lynnwood

Parker Muller "I volunteer for Initiative 735 because free and fair elections should be based off ideas and policies, not who has the bigger wallet."
- Parker Muller, 26, student, Richland

Maggie Sullivan "I support Initiative 735 because I want a political system where corporations can't buy politicians to do their bidding."
- Maggie Sullivan, 60, carpenter, Alger

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