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VICTORY! Washington State House passes NPI’s bill to repeal Tim Eyman’s push polls

On April 7th, the Wash­ing­ton State House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives vot­ed 54–43 to pass the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute’s leg­is­la­tion to abol­ish what Eyman calls “advi­so­ry votes,” but which are real­ly push polls… prej­u­di­cial­ly word­ed fake bal­lot mea­sures that inter­rupt the act of vot­ing and hin­der elec­toral participation. 

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State House hears NPI’s bill to make it easier to vote by ending Tim Eyman’s push polls

Spon­sored by Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Kud­er­er (D‑48th Dis­trict: Belle­vue, Red­mond, Kirk­land), Sen­ate Bill 5082 would get rid of the push polls and replace them with truth­ful, use­ful infor­ma­tion about the state’s finances, acces­si­ble from the offi­cial leg­isla­tive web­site and the voter’s pam­phlet via a QR code and URL.

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NPI’s legislation to allow cities and towns to switch their elections to even-numbered years gets a “do pass” recommendation

A pro­posed state law devel­oped by NPI and Sen­a­tor Javier Valdez (D‑46th Dis­trict: Seat­tle) that would give cities and towns the free­dom to switch their elec­tions to even-num­bered years passed out of the Sen­ate State Gov­ern­ment & Elec­tions Com­mit­tee on Feb­ru­ary 17th with a “do pass” rec­om­men­da­tion, keep­ing the bill alive for fur­ther consideration. 

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National, state Republicans file against voters in signature verification legal challenge

State and nation­al Repub­li­cans are fil­ing briefs in a law­suit that seeks to end the error-filled sig­na­ture ver­i­fi­ca­tion process on Washington’s mail-in bal­lots. The suit they are inter­ven­ing in alleges that thou­sands of valid votes get reject­ed and that rejec­tions hit a dis­pro­por­tion­ate num­ber of younger, Black, Latino/Latina and dis­abled voters.