RALLY IN OLYMPIA TO DEMAND DEMOCRAT LEGISLATORS TAKE CONSTITUTIONALLY-MANDATED ACTION ON VOTER INITIATIVES
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2024, at 3:30PM
WHERE: CAPITOL STEPS, North/Supreme Court Side
WHO: WAGOP Chairman Jim Walsh and unDivided Podcast Host Brandi Kruse will be featured speakers.
WHY: Our state’s Democrat lawmakers are failing to uphold constitutional mandates by obstructing the consideration of voter-backed initiatives. Despite the Washington Constitution’s clear directives, none of the six certified initiatives before the state legislature have been granted the priority they deserve.
These initiatives address critical issues such as allowing police to pursue dangerous criminals, lowering gas prices by repealing the carbon tax, parental notification laws, repealing capital gains income tax, making state-run long term care coverage optional, and prohibition of state and local income taxes. Republican efforts to prioritize hearings for these initiatives have been unanimously rejected by House Democrats, while bills granting extensive influence to the Attorney General over fiscal notes for alternative initiatives have received swift attention.
This disregard for constitutional duty by our legislators undermines the voice of Washingtonians and the integrity of the democratic process. Two million six-hundred thousand signatures have been gathered for these initiatives, and Washingtonians expect lawmakers to take the swift and decisive action that they are legally required to. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the State Capitol in Olympia and demand they do so.