Thanks to your participation and our activism, we successfully beat back a lot of bad bills. By trying, we played a very positive role in their deaths. Here’s a list.

Tues, May 2, 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

It’s taken me a while to “absorb” all that happened this legislative session.

With the Democrats in almost supermajority control of the Legislature, the playing field was definitely tilted against us.

But in the battles we focused on, thanks to your participation and our activism, we scored several significant victories:

1) From 2012 – 2022, there was NEVER a session where the Democrat-dominated Legislature didn’t raise taxes (having tax advisory votes every November showed that). But this session, not a single new tax or increase in an existing tax survived (despite a lot of pressure from liberal special interests for them to do so).


a) No Worldwide Wealth Tax

b) No increase in the Death / Inheritance Tax

c) No increase in property taxes (real estate excise taxes or regular property taxes):

d) The Democrats bill that raised our property tax cap from 1% per year (which is still the law after 22 years thanks to our initiative passed by voters in 2001) to 3% per year for every government died.

e) No Pay-Per-Mile Tax:

f) The bill allowing local governments to impose local property taxes without having to ask voters permission died.

g) No increase in the Capital Gains Income Tax. Thought for sure they’d really push for this after I killed off those 5 liberal initiatives last year:

h) No new “excise taxes” (income taxes dressed up like excise taxes)

Your emails, your live & remote testimony, your written comments, your activism played a very positive role in this accomplishment. This is a really big deal and you have yourselves to thank for it.

And there were other victories too:

2) The death of Bob Ferguson’s “Domestic Violent Extremism Commission”:

3) Thrilled that the rent control bill died:

LET ME BE CLEAR: It’s not that I was particularly persuasive in my testimony, but it was because all of you responded to this call for action:

These were very positive, unexpected victories to beat back these horrible bills.

But in other areas, many of our rights were eroded — the only way to fight back against those are with lawsuits and initiatives.

Nonetheless, I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish together despite these battles taking place during the toughest of political circumstances imaginable.

We succeeded because we stood together and spoke out forcefully.

We can beat them if we’re willing to try.

Is it any wonder that Bob Ferguson is trying so hard to impose a lifetime ban on all my future political activity?

I ask / urge / beg of you to donate to my legal defense fund.

Last August, when the AG took my home and drained all my bank accounts (I was allowed to keep $1500), things shifted from REALLY WANTING help to DESPERATELY NEEDING help.

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.

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

I love you all.


Tim Eyman

You can call or text me anytime: 509-991-5295

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