Big announcement Monday – stay tuned – today’s topic: $30 tabs’ huge popularity

by | Jul 20, 2018

Make sure to read Monday’s update — it’s great news.

As for today’s topic, it’s about the popularity of our $30 Tabs Initiative.
Here’s the way it works: the less popular your initiative, the more you have to spent to get it on the ballot. The more popular it is, the less you have to spend.

So far, our campaign has spent $419,037 to get voter signatures for I-976.

Check out how much the other 3 initiatives had to spend:
  • I-1639, the anti-gun-rights initiative, shows they spent $3,031.021.24 through June 30. Eyman estimate after July expenses are added:  over $5.6 million.
  • I-1634, the no more taxes on groceries initiative, shows they spent $4,436,794.97 through June 30. Eyman estimate after July expenses are added:  $5.3 million.
  • I-1631, the carbon tax initiative, shows they spent $1,853,066.31 through June 30. Eyman estimate after July expenses are added:  $2.8 million.
Since I-976 is an initiative to the legislature, our deadline for signatures is December 31. Donations and loans to our campaign total $479,397.55 so far. We’ve collected and have in our possession 202,172 signatures from the last 3 months (we started 3 months earlier this year than last year). We have 5 ½ months remaining to reach 350,000 signatures.
UPDATE ON ME SELLING OFF OF MY FAMILY’S RETIREMENT FUND: so far, my total loan to our campaign is $375,000. So I’ve still got $125,000 left to go to reach the total loan of $500,000. Our campaign has used my loans for paid petitioning.

Conclusion:

Our initiative campaign has spent and will spend just a fraction of what other initiatives have.
That’s because of 2 factors: 
  • $30 tabs is extraordinarily popular and voters are eager to sign petitions for it; and
  • The mega-expensive initiative campaigns spent a massive amount of money on polling, consultants, and advertising. We haven’t and won’t do that.

But getting another 150,000 signatures in the next few months is gonna be tough.

We need your help. I implore you make a donation here:

Top 5 Contributors: Suzanne Burke, Puget Sound Chapter NECA PAC, Andrew Skotdal, Tim Eyman, Thomas O’Brien

© 2018 Voters Want More Choices

© 2018 Voters Want More Choices