CORRECTED: City of Camas Referendum #1 succeeds. Way more voter signatures were turned in than were required but Camas’ Mayor & City Council & bureaucrats are trying to weasel out of it. This is a threat to all of us. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, I ask all of you to send an email to Camas’ Mayor and City Council RIGHT NOW and tell them: “We know what you’re doing. Stop trying to screw the citizens — do the right thing — repeal this massive new utility tax.”
Mon, Jan 16, 2023
To: Our thousands of supporters throughout the state
(cc’d to the media, house & senate members, and Governor, and other candidates for office)
From: Tim Eyman
Fighting for Taxpayers for 26 years
Text or call me anytime on my cell phone: 509-991-5295
Make sure to ONLY send emails to me at: Tim@TimDefense.com (all other email addresses for me are inaccessible) – maddening!!!!
Send an email to Camas’ Mayor and City Council & bureaucrats and tell them: STOP TRYING TO WEASEL OUT OF THIS.
Here’s the deal in a nutshell:
Camas’ Mayor and City Council imposed a huge new utility tax.
They knew the citizens could do a referendum to force a public vote on it.
So they manipulated the council vote so that the 30 days to collect the needed Camas voter signatures — 2700 — would occur over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
With 5 days left, I trekked down to Camas to “juice the troops”.
And I led them in a protest during the public comment period during the normal public meeting of the Mayor and City Council.
Well guess what?
Those super citizens busted their butts and 5 DAYS LATER turned in not 2700 but 3100 signatures on the Monday deadline.
That’s more than enough to qualify.
But now it gets sleazy!
When the signature drive for the referendum started, these super citizens went to the government and said “how’s our petition look?”
Camas’ bureaucrats told them to redesign their petition.
So these super citizens did EXACTLY what the bureaucrats told them to do and changed the petitions so they were EXACTLY the same as the version the bureaucrats told them to use.
But after turning in their 3100 signatures, they were told that the petitions were wrong and that none of the 3100 signatures will count.
“Come pick up your petitions, they’re no good, we’re not even going to validate the signatures.”
As you can imagine, citizens are absolutely furious.
But it gets even uglier.
This kind of public decision must be done at a public meeting (it’s called the Open Public Meeting’s Act).
But tonight (Mon, Jan 16), Camas’ Mayor and City Council and bureaucrats are going to have a secret meeting to talk about what they’re going to do about this.
And the public isn’t invited, can’t watch, and it won’t be recorded.
They’re planning to plot and scheme in private and only announce later what they’re going to do.
I urge EVERYONE to send an email RIGHT NOW.
Because as Martin Luther King said, this injustice in Camas is a threat to justice everywhere.
In the To Line of your email, copy & paste this:
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; llewalle
In the Subject line of your email, copy & paste this:
We know what you’re doing with Camas Referendum #1 — STOP IT. These super citizens got more than enough signatures turned in by the deadline — DO THE RIGHT THING AND REPEAL THIS HUGE NEW UTILITY TAX.
In the body of your email to them, copy & paste this (or write something yourself – tell them how you feel):
To: Camas Mayor Steve Hogan & Camas City Council members Marilyn Boerke, Bonnie Carter, Don Chaney, Tim Hein, Leslie Lewallen, & John Nohr
We know what you’re doing with Camas Referendum #1 — STOP IT. These super citizens got more than enough signatures turned in by the deadline — DO THE RIGHT THING AND REPEAL THIS HUGE NEW UTILITY TAX. Stop cheating. Stop the sleaze.
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Is it any wonder that Bully Bob Ferguson is trying so hard to impose a lifetime ban on all my future political activity?
I really need your help to survive Bully Bob Ferguson’s investigation / litigation / persecution of me and my family. The only reason we’re still here is thanks to the heartfelt prayers and generous support from friends like you. Please donate to my legal defense fund today (see below).
Last August, when the AG took my house and drained all my bank accounts (I was allowed to keep $1500), things for me and my family shifted from REALLY WANTING help to DESPERATELY NEEDING it.
I urge you to help me survive this political persecution by donating to my legal defense fund so that Richard Sanders can get the AG’s ridiculously unconstitutional ruling overturned so this never happens to anyone else.
With your help, I will keep fighting for the people across our nation with initiatives, lawsuits, lobbying, and helping elect more freedom-loving elected officials.
I love you all.
You can call or text me anytime: 509-991-5295
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