HUGE VICTORY: together, we killed that idiotic bill banning odd year elections. Very proud of all of you. So together we killed odd year elections ban, we killed rent control, and we saved our 1% property tax cap. You all deserve a gold medal for these huge successes. 

Sat, March 2, 2024

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 27 years

This week, I was thrilled to announce a great victory — the death of all the rent control bills especially this one:

Democrats were itchin’ to pass rent control this year but all of you rallied against it with testimony and emails and they really had an impact. 

Great job!

Well, that victory followed on the heels of another great achievement we did together:

Democrats REALLY wanted to let property taxes skyrocket but thanks to the nearly 8000 supporters who hammered legislators with testimony, we save our 1% property tax cap. 

Well, I’m very proud to announce that we hit another grand slam home run. 

In this week’s update, I asked everyone to send emails to all 147 legislators telling them we are adamantly opposed to banning odd year elections. 

I was thrilled when this was announced:

Democrats were pushing this all the way until the end.

Why was this such a priority to them?

To eliminate citizen initiatives in odd years.

During odd years, the Legislature has a “long session” — it goes from January through May and that’s when they pass their “big budgets” and their craziest legislation.

Our state Constitution explicitly says that we, the people, RESERVE TO OURSELVES the power and authority to do referendums and initiatives.

However, the Democrats in Olympia and the liberal state supreme court have effectively eliminated the referendum power. When the Legislature passes a goofy law, the people are supposed to be able to collect signatures and put that goofy law to a public vote at the next general election. But when they slap an emergency clause on their worst bills, they make them exempt from a referendum. 

So our constitutionally guaranteed right to do referendums has been taken away from us.

But the people maintain the power to do initiatives. Some initiatives propose a new policy (for example, our 1% property tax cap) but other initiatives modify or repeal a bad law passed by the legislature that year (for example, the 2010 Legislature imposed taxes on food and a citizen initiative repealing those taxes qualified in July 2010 and voters passed it November 2010).

Well if the Democrats eliminate odd year elections, they take away our right to do any initiatives that year. 

So that means during long legislative sessions when the crazies are passing the biggest budgets and passing the craziest bills, the people could not challenge them with initiatives.

I provided many other reasons to oppose this horrible policy in my testimony here: 

If that doesn’t work, click here.

But the “biggie” for me was the elimination of our right to initiative in odd years.

And now, thanks to all of you, we killed that horrible policy.


Now you know why Bully Bob Ferguson targeted me and my family: 

I urge you to help me fight back against the AG’s abuse of power by donating to the Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund so that Richard Sanders can get this ridiculously unconstitutional ruling overturned.

Mail your check to:
Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund
17404 Meridian Ave E #F PMB 176
Puyallup, WA, 98375

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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.

And together, we will make sure that the AG’s political persecution of me and my family never happens to anyone else ever again.

I love you all.


Tim Eyman

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