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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Help Us Avoid THIS - Vote NO on I-912 (November 3rd Finale)

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For the last couple of months, we've been posting a picture or illustration here every week reminding you of the consequences of passing Initiative 912. This is the finale of our series, as next Tuesday is Election Day. Here's this Thursday's Disaster Picture of the Week.

Remember: If we roll back funds to replace critical structures like the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the SR 520 bridge, then we put ourselves at risk for a disaster in which there will be death and destruction.

We've decided to go out with a bang and put up more than one picture. Remember: the fate of this state is in the hands of you, the voter. Make a sensible decision - vote NO on 912.

Initiative 912 Disaster Pictures of the Week

Read about the response to the collapse of the Cypress Street collapse here.

Previous installments in our Disaster Picture of the Week series:
The risk CANNOT be overstated enough. Washington is susceptible to all kinds of disasters - earthquakes, lahars, storms, and tsunamis. No region of the state is safe.

We said this two weeks ago but it needs to repeated:
Initiative proponents (notably Brett Bader) have scoffed at our concerns and accused us of trying to scare voters. Well, guess what? The threat is real. Other urban areas have neglected to fix the problem, and look what's happened. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Kobe have all been hit by devastating earthquakes within the last twenty years.

We had an earthquake recently too - the 2001 Nisqually quake - but we got lucky. That doesn't usually happen. We cannot simply hope that we'll get lucky again. We must act before disaster strikes and Seattle becomes the next New Orleans.
Protect this investment in our future. Put Public Safety First.

Vote NO on Initiative 912.

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