Postpone Prepaid Postage?

We’ve asked you to contact King County Council a few times already to ask that they agree to fund pre-paid postage on mail-in ballots. A small scale experiment last year showed that prepaid postage increased voter participation by 6-10%. The County Council was poised to approve the decision this week,  but was asked to postpone by Secretary of State Kim Wyman. 

Wyman wants King County to wait for a 2019 bill that would offer prepaid postage in all WA counties - but this is too important to delay. Passage in King County will only make passage of a statewide bill more imperative. 

The decision is now set for next week - let's tell the County Council to stick to their plan!

Action: Remind King County Council to Fund Postage

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Call the King County Council: 206-447-1000
Contact Your Councilmember: You can find your County Councilmember’s phone number and email at https://kingcounty.gov/council/councilmembers/find_district.aspx

Script:
“Hi, my name is [name] and I’m a constituent in [your zip code]. I’m calling because I was concerned to learn that County Council has postponed the decision to appropriate funds for prepaid postage on mail-in ballots. I am proud that our state a leader in helping everyone to vote, and I’d like to see King County continue to push for better turnout and better representation by pre-paying for postage on ballots. It has been shown to be an effective way to encourage voter turnout, and I would like to ask [County Concilmember] not to let this important decision fall by the wayside. ”

Background:
•    https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/king-county-council-delays-vote-to-pay-ballot-postage/741615108

Upcoming Events: Rally to Defend Workers Rights and Reject New Seasons Market

May 9 at 9:30 am and 5:00 pm
951 NW Ballard Way in Seattle.

New Seasons Market is an anti-union grocery store funded by the Murdock Trust, and anti-LGBT investor. Labor groups are joining together to protest the opening of a New Seasons Market in Ballard. Join them! 

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