Fantastic article about our “voter veto” of 20% salary bonuses for Inslee / Ferguson / Supreme Court — do you think they deserve extra pay?
Eyman launches new referendum: 'Give Them Nothing' Referendum co-sponsors Jack Fagan, left, Spokane Councilman Mike Fagan, center, and Tim Eyman pre-file “Give Them Nothing” in the Secretary of State’s Office on Oct. 24 in Olympia. By Roger Harnack, Publisher,...read more
Yes, we CAN do $30 Tabs Initiative and “Give Them Nothing” Referendum at the same time -they help each other
Do politicians deserve a 20% bonus? Does Inslee? Does Ferguson? Does the State Supreme Court? The overwhelming response to our new campaign to veto politicians' 20% bonuses shows that the answer to the above questions is an emphatic: "NO!" Without a 20% bonus,...read more
BONUSES FOR POLITICIANS? They want a 20% bonus. They deserve a 20% cut! The people say: GIVE THEM NOTHING! Politicians are asking for a 20% bonus from a commission of “regular citizens” (one of them is actually the husband of a state supreme court justice!). It’s...read more
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Let's be clear, we're gonna have a very short timeframe to collect signatures for our new ballot measure. So tomorrow's kick-off at the Secretary of State's office and our email update at 11 am is the starting gun and that means everyone, AND I...read more
From Riley, my 10 year old daughter: “I apretiate all that you’ve done for me, and how you raised me. I am so glad I have you as my dad.”
Yes, we are focused on getting the final 75,000 signatures for our $30 Tabs Initiative by the Dec 31 deadline -- BUT COME ON, I'M A DAD, SO CUT ME SOME SLACK ON THIS Got this last night at Dad's Day at her school: As many of you know, my life has been dramatically...read more
We are working like crazy to qualify our $30 Tabs Initiative. But it's important to stay vigilant about other initiatives. Last Tuesday, I felt really bad that my legal challenge to the AG's biased description for Initiative 1000 was dismissed by the judge. I...read more
"If you can't get a job, can't get into college, or can't get a government contract, you can thank Tim Eyman," says sponsor of I-1000, the new initiative that brings back government-sponsored discrimination It was quite a day. Yesterday morning, I was contacted by a...read more
What I accomplished today with my lawsuit against Democrat AG Bob Ferguson (challenging his totally biased description of a liberal initiative)
On my Facebook page yesterday, I asked supporters to pray for me regarding today's hearing. We must remember that God answers all prayers -- but His answer is often no. Here's what happened: 5 weeks ago, I filed a persuasive legal challenge to the Attorney General's...read more
My lawsuit against Bob Ferguson is being heard tomorrow Tues @ 9 am – he wrote a biased ballot title for a liberal initiative – I’m asking judge to write a neutral description
I hope I've watched enough Perry Mason, L.A. Law, Boston Legal (Denny Crane!) and Law & Order to be ready for tomorrow. I have a business degree from Washington State University with a minor in Economics. I'm not an attorney. Nonetheless, over the past 20 years of...read more
THIS SHOULD INSPIRE EVERYONE: 88 years young super-supporter Bob Henkel from Tacoma collected and turned in 6500+ signatures for $30 Tabs Initiative — did I mention this amazing, heroic man only has the use of one arm?
I love this man: Since mid-April, Bob Henkel from Tacoma has been busting his butt getting signatures for the $30 Tabs Initiative I-976. He's now collected and turned in 6500+ and he's still going strong. Those pictures show him with his 320+ petition sheets. He...read more
High point for me @ Yakima Fair on Saturday: House GOP candidate looks like a future start — you won’t believe the mailer he’s sent out to voters
All day at the Yakima GOP fair booth on Saturday -- here was the highlight for me Jeremie Dufault is a GOP candidate for the state house -- as you can see in this picture, he's holding a stack of newspaper mailers: Here's the back page of that flier that he mailed out...read more
$30 Tabs update: Eyman, Sat, 12-6 pm, Yakima GOP booth, Central WA State Fair — Yakima is my hometown so it’s gonna be like a family reunion when I’m asking my fellow Yakimaniacs to sign $30 Tabs petitions
Tomorrow is gonna be fun. Join me at the Central Washington State Fair from 12-6 pm; where I'll be working alongside GOP volunteers at the Republican fair booth collecting signatures for the $30 Tabs Initiative. Our initiative gets rid of state and local taxes and...read more
I’m suing Bob Ferguson on Fri @ 9 am – he wrote a biased ballot title for a liberal initiative – I’m asking judge to write a neutral description
Democrat Attorney General Bob Ferguson has politicized the ballot title process for initiatives unlike all his predecessors For decades, professionals in the AG's office have written official ballot titles for initiatives that were neutral and unbiased regardless of...read more
PICS, PICS, PICS: I was everywhere at the Puyallup Fair all day on the last day which was yesterday — lots of love, lots of sigs, lots of pics!!
We crushed it gettin' sigs at the Red Gate outside the fair: My teammates were fantastic at our booth inside the fair The fair was filled with Eyman fans Even the children support $30 Tabs: Great people at the Pierce County GOP booth -- I'm so grateful for their...read more
In 20 years of doing initiatives, I’ve never seen such overwhelming support among leaders on talk radio
It started on Friday with Kirby Wilbur on 570 KVI interviewing me when I was at the Puyallup Fair. Kirby TORE INTO Sound Transit for all their many lies and encouraged his listeners to join me at the Fair and sign our petitions. Then on Monday morning, KTTH's Jason...read more
GREAT PICS — it’s poppin’ like popcorn at the Puyallup Fair — everybody loves $30 tabs — but don’t get cocky — still got a ways to go to qualify
Nothing is more moving to me than getting these kinds of letters from supporters: We killed it at the Puyallup Fair this weekend: I'm putting $30 Tabs stickers on everyone I can -- here's my 2 favorites from Sunday: So grateful to the Pierce County GOP for getting...read more
Check out these great pictures from Sunday. It’s been an absolute love fest at the fairs this year. Folks lining up to sign. Lots of great people.
It’s was an absolute love fest at the Puyallup Fair Sunday for our $30 Tabs Initiative. Everyone wants to bring back our $30 car tabs. Awesome day outside the Puyallup Fair on Sunday. We need 320K+ signatures. In the first 3 months, we hit 202K. That left 5...read more
Getting publicly heckled by 2 disheveled college kids Great story to share. To set the scene: I had just finished up speaking on Monday night to the 46th District GOP in Seattle. It was a great crowd. Tons of people showed up and we spoke for nearly 2 hours about our...read more
Court issues final ruling – only I-940 on the ballot – my success protecting the initiative process with my lawsuit (Eyman v Wyman) is the most impactful victory I’ve ever had – all 9 justices agreed Legislature can’t block a public vote on a qualified initiative
Huge victory for the initiative process On the last day of this year's legislative session, the Constitution was violated by the Legislature. An initiative to the legislature -- I-940 -- had qualified and the Constitution gave the Legislature 3 options: * Adopt the...read more
Check out these pictures — getting tons of sigs at GOP booths at Kitsap Fair and Monroe Fair – folks are lining up to sign – we need everyone’s help!
Big events like the fairs are super helpful Longtime super supporters Denis and Joan Gorner made sure that the GOP booth at the Kitsap Fair has $30 tabs petitions. So grateful for their help. Check out these pictures from this weekend: At the Monroe Fair on...read more
Monroe Fair from now til Labor Day — sign petitions for $30 Tabs Initiative at GOP fair booth — we love the Snohomish County GOP superstars Debbie Blodgett and Olga Farnam!
First day at Monroe Fair -- GOP fills 12 petitions sheets!! Fairs are fun I live in Mukilteo so trekking over to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe is pretty darn easy. So I'll be there as often as I can. But no matter what, make sure to swing by the Snohomish...read more
Unanimous endorsement of $30 Tab Initiative by State GOP Executive Board & Full State Committee last weekend is a big boost to our campaign — it’s fan-frickin-tastic!
This past weekend in Bellevue, the county chairs and state committee members from all over the state met in Bellevue for the State GOP's latest quarterly meeting It was a unanimous vote. That's such a great feeling to have such across-the-board support for bringing...read more
I went out of my way to help our gun rights’ supporters with their legal challenge to I-1639 – here’s why
Since I'm a 24/7/365 political activist (with ADHD), I'm constantly looking for ways to make a difference I'm like a shark, always swimming, constantly moving. I don't just sit around and wait for people to ask for help. I am overtly pro-active in all areas of the...read more
Judge does to liberal initiative what he would have done if it had been ours: booted it off the ballot because petitions didn’t comply with the law
It was obvious the petitions for the anti-gun-rights initiative were screwed up -- but many didn't think the court would do anything about it. Justifiably, we are all very skeptical about judges and the courts in the state of Washington (cynical might be a better...read more
Tomorrow the judge should boot the billionaires’ anti-gun-rights initiative off the ballot — if he doesn’t, then laws on petitions are moot.
If this was an Eyman initiative, everyone would insist I follow the law. Because opponents know that voters support our initiatives (like $30 tabs), they've often filed pre-election legal challenges to prevent voters from voting on them. The courts have consistently...read more
$11 million spent to get other 3 initiatives on the ballot. How much for our $30 Tabs Initiative? $700K. We’ll make it for 1/5 the cost. Why?
The final reports for initiative campaigns were posted on Friday. So now we know how much each initiative spent to qualify for the ballot: * The carbon tax initiative I-1631 spent $2.1 million to qualify. * The anti-gun-rights initiative I-1634 spent $4.1 million. *...read more
Car tab taxes have skyrocketed because state and local governments are ripping us off — $30 Tabs Initiative tells politicians “We’re mad as hell and we’re not gonna take it anymore!”
State and local governments are ripping us off Voters have twice passed initiatives capping vehicle registration charges -- car tabs -- at $30 per year. And for about 15 years, we succeeded at getting them lower. Our initiatives over the past 20 years have saved...read more
Stupid but not unconstitutional: Judge says that Democrats’ raid on the constitutionally-protected Rainy Day Fund didn’t violate Constitution — huh?
State Treasurer Duane Davidson said "I urge the Legislature to not start a terrible precedent of diverting Rainy Day funding ... I have a duty to speak out if we can avoid a self-inflicted wound. If the Legislature shifts its rules to avoid filling the Rainy Day Fund...read more
UPDATE: Eyman’s lawsuit on Democrats’ $1 billion Raid on Rainy Day Fund, tomorrow Fri, 9am, oral argument before Thurston County Judge John Skinder
The Democrats must've thought nobody would legally challenge their unprecedented raid on the constitutionally-protected Rainy Day Fund. That's the only way to explain why they would so blatantly violate the Constitution. If they get away with this, then the Rainy...read more
We can’t let state and local governments get away with ripping us off — if we don’t fight back, they’re gonna think we’re OK getting ripped off
Have you ever noticed how kids are constantly testing their parents on what they can get away with? They're looking for how much we'll tolerate. And whenever our kids do something wrong and get away with it, it inspires even greater irresponsibility. State and...read more
State and local governments have an all-consuming, insatiable appetite for higher taxes. No matter how much they take from us, they always demand more. They act like we have bottomless wallets. Call it tax inertia -- governments are gonna keep taking more and more...read more
With Democrats in charge of the House and Senate during this year's 2018 legislative session, the Constitution was routinely violated. They assumed they'd get away with it. Why? Because citizens rarely file lawsuits against the Legislature's actions (because they're...read more
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...read more
We’ve gotta pick up the pace to get enough signatures for $30 Tabs Initiative by the December 31 deadline!!
Our $30 Tabs Initiative is really popular. Taxpayers are justifiably furious that their vehicle tab bills are skyrocketing. It's because governments are knowingly and purposely inflating the value of our vehicles so they can artificially inflate the taxes they impose...read more
As you know, we are focused like a laser beam on the signature drive for our $30 Tabs Initiative. But during this year's legislative session, the Democrats did so many unconstitutional things that I felt compelled to respond. I initiated two lawsuits: * Eyman v Wyman...read more
On Friday in Olympia, we announced the big news: We did our best to make it as splashy and newsworthy as possible: We waved our arms and screamed at the top of our lungs about our progress and how much more needs to be done: Co-sponsor Mike Fagan did an absolutely job...read more
PROGRESS REPORT ON THE SIGNATURE DRIVE FOR OUR $30 TABS INITIATIVE: solid momentum, we got 202,172 sigs in past 3 months, we have 5 months to reach 350,000 total by the deadline (end of December)
Last year at this time, we had zero signatures for our $30 Tabs Initiative. This year, by starting 3 months earlier, we've given ourselves a huge head start. Earlier today in Olympia at the Secretary of State's office, we announced that we've reached 202,172...read more
Our $30 tabs signature count announcement is on Friday in Olympia (after turn-in of sigs for anti-gun-rights initiative)
At 10:30am on Monday, we sent out an email update to our supporters and the media letting everyone know that we will be at the Secretary of State's 520 Union Ave SE office in Olympia at 11:00 am Friday with our petitions to announce our current signature count for our...read more
Fri, 11am, Fagans and I @ Sec of State’s office to announce signature count for $30 Tabs — help us maximize the number by collecting sigs and mailing in petitions this week
Wednesday is this year's 4th of July holiday. Think of all the parades going on, all the events, all the people, all the patriotism. Let's get Friday's number as high as possible. I implore you to donate today. Email me and order petitions today. Collect signatures...read more
Unanimous supreme court ruling protects future initiatives from Legislature’s “novel” 4th option (so says Eyman’s crystal ball)
My attorney Joel Ard told me that I couldn't wear my orange $30 tabs t-shirt in court. I assured him I wouldn't: Joel did a masterful job: Before the hearing, we had dueling press conferences on the court steps (can someone plz order me some Spray-On Hair?): And...read more
Tomorrow, Thurs, 1:30 pm, Olympia, Temple of Justice, oral arguments before state supreme court on 940 case (Eyman v Wyman)
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 28, 1:30 pm, there will be oral arguments before the 9 justices of the state supreme court on the Initiative 940 case ( Eyman v Wyman ). Hearing will be held in the Temple of Justice which is just north of the Capitol Dome in Olympia. On April...read more
The other initiatives have a deadline of July 6, ours is December 31. So that means we have the rest of June, July, August, September, October, November, and December to raise money and collect signatures. We chose this route to give ourselves extra time to get the...read more
It's never been tougher to qualify an initiative in Washington. In 1999, we needed 180K signatures to get our $30 Tabs Initiative on the ballot. For this year's initiatives, the Secretary of State recommends 350K. That exponential growth over the past 20 years is due...read more
I wouldn't have sold off my family's retirement fund and loaned half a million dollars to the signature drive for Initiative 976 if this was just about lowering tabs. There's so much more to it. It's about holding Sound Transit accountable for lying to us. It's...read more
Here's my 60 second testimony ripping the Seattle City Council for blocking a public vote on the head tax (listen closely to hear the smattering of boos and hisses as I introduce myself): https://youtu.be/HAz6FlUOvSI The Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to repeal the...read more
Yesterday, I trekked down to Seattle to spend the day participating in the greatest political spectacle of the year: the Seattle City Council's about-face on the head tax. I stood in line like everyone else, waiting 2 hours among the socialists (appropriately with red...read more
Just 4 weeks ago, you imposed a massive new tax. There wasn't a single dissenting voice. You all voted in favor of it. It was a terrible idea and you did it anyway. Unanimously. But the people also had the right to second-guess your decision. And they exercised that...read more
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Tim Eyman I ask you to send an email to attorney Joel Ard (email@example.com) and thank him. The man deserves much more than our collective thank you, but let's at least give him that: hundreds of emails that say thank you. He's truly...read more
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Tim Eyman Super supporter Bob Henkel from Tacoma gave me his progress report: 63 filled petition sheets so far (1260 sigs). Remember, Bob is the extraordinary man who helped get thousands of signatures for our original $30 tabs initiative in...read more
It is, by far, the biggest risk I've ever taken. But I have faith. I have faith that voters all across our state are super eager to sign petitions for our $30 Tabs Initiative. I have faith that voters will overwhelming pass it. I have faith that it's carefully drafted...read more