Yes to Voting Reforms (HR1) and VOTE!

Official Daily Action for Wednesday January 30, 2019

Yesterday, the House started debating the HR1, a sweeping anti-corruption proposal that will take up voting rights, campaign finance reform, and a lobbying crackdown. It would help to put our government back in the hands of the people. Our Reps are co-sponsors, so let's thank them for pushing this important legislation, and ask our Senators to introduce companion legislation.

And then, let's exercise those voting rights! Did you know that there is an election RIGHT NOW in Seattle? You should have received a ballot this week for Seattle's school levies. It's important to vote in every, single election. When you develop the habit of voting, you not only make your voice heard, but you also become a part of your government.

Action: Vote!

Take some time to read up on the two levies for operations and capital expenditure, and then send in that (short) ballot. Remember, it's postage paid. https://info.kingcounty.gov/kcelections/Vote/contests/ballotmeasures.aspx?eid=14

Action: Call

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106; Seattle - 206-674-0040

  • Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901; Renton - 425-793-5180

  • Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

  • Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Script for Smith and Jayapal

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling because I strongly support HR1, and I want to thank [representative] for co-sponsoring it. Please keep up the good work, to ensure that it remains a bold, comprehensive package that promotes voter empowerment and access, reforms money in politics, and tackles corruption at all levels of government."

Script for Murray and Cantwell

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I'm calling because I strongly support HR1, and I would like to ask the Senator to introduce companion legislation in the Senate. We need a bold, comprehensive package that promotes voter empowerment and access, reforms money in politics, and tackles corruption at all levels of government."

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