Spokane State Senator Andy Billig, sponsor of WA DISCLOSE bill, speaks to Fix Democracy First supporters at State Capitol rally on the 2016 anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision.
Shared Position Approved
Fix Democracy First and Washington Coalition to Amend the Constitution (WAmend) have agreed to share a staff person. The new position will be half-time campaign director for WAmend YES on I-735 and half-time executive director for Fix Democracy First, replacing current Executive Director, Alice Woldt who is retiring. See job description HERE.
The staffing collaboration between the I-735 campaign and Fix Democracy First is being done with the intention of the organizations merging after the November election thus creating a stronger grassroots organization and democracy movement in Washington State.
Save the Date – June 25
Annual Awards Dinner
(Details to Follow)
Report on 2016 Legislative Agenda
by David Bangs, Legislative Committee Chair
I was pleased to chair Fix Democracy First’s Legislative Committee this year. I’m new at this, but had some great help from committee members Alice Woldt, Nancy Amidei, Bruce Speight, and Jennifer Sprague. Committee members kept in touch with weekly phone calls, and visited Olympia multiple times to attend events and hearings and to lobby. We also kept in touch with key lawmakers and partners, and used our database to engage members in certain districts. 2016 Legislative Report continued
I-735 on the November Ballot!
YES on I-735 campaign is up and running with a goal of at least 70% yes votes in the November 2016 election. The initiative urges Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to “Get Big Money Out of Elections”. Fix Democracy First (FDF) is a member of the WAmend coalition, which ran the signature gathering campaign and is running the YES on I-735 campaign.
FDF spearheaded a drive to raise funds for paid signatures as insurance for success. Fix Democracy First for I-735 contributed 43,840 signatures. These signatures insured certification by the Secretary of State.
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