Washington Supreme Court affirms Eyman's anti-tax initiative I-1366 unconstitutional
LWVWA Leader of Coalition to Pass I-1464, Washington Government Accountability Act
The League of Women Voters has helped form a coalition of
organizations and leaders from across the political spectrum to support and pass Initiative-1464, the
Washington Government Accountability Act. This initiative will restore public trust and confidence by requiring
greater transparency, limiting the influence of lobbyists, strengthening
enforcement of campaign-finance and ethics laws, and empowering small donors to
ensure everyone in Washington has a voice.
The LWV is all about making democracy work and I-1464 strongly
represents our values of transparency, citizen involvement and campaign-finance
reform. For the League, this is not just
another issue; this is our issue.
We need to get this initiative on ballot, which means the
Washington needs your help! They are counting on League members to help with
the signature gathering effort and to spread the word about this effort. Check out this LWVWA page for updates on upcoming volunteer opportunities and media stories. If you would like to be in involved in
signature gathering or in any other way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
has endorsed support for the following initiatives
(all are in the signature gathering phase):
I-1433 Initiative Measure No. 1433 concerns labor standards.
This measure would increase the
state minimum wage to $11.00 in 2017, $11.50 in 2018, $12.00 in 2019, and
$13.50 in 2020, require employers to provide paid sick leave, and adopt related
I-1464 Initiative Measure No. 1464 concerns campaign finance laws
This measure would create a
campaign-finance system; allows residents to direct state funds to candidates;
repeal the non-resident sales tax exemption; restrict lobbying employment by
certain former public employees; and add enforcement requirements.
I-1491 Initiative Measure No. 1491
concerns court orders temporarily preventing access to firearms.
This measure would allow police,
family, or household members to obtain court orders temporarily preventing
access to firearms by persons who, because of mental illness or other factors,
may harm themselves or others.
The League of Women Voters of
WA was a party to the lawsuit regarding funding of charter schools and is
gratified that the Supreme Court affirmed that Charter Schools are not common
schools and therefore are not eligible to receive restricted common school
funding from the state.
Read more about League's position.
We are disappointed in the passage of E2SSB
6194, Public Non Common Schools. We are concerned
about the public lack of accountability in allowing unelected boards to make
decisions about how to spend public money.
The League remains committed to
funding for all of Washington’s students.
Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed
and active participation in government, works to increase
understanding of major public policy issues, and influences
public policy through education and advocacy.