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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

While you are hard at work trying to make ends meet, the Democratic majority is working hard to increase your taxes. This weekend you have the opportunity to tell them exactly what you think about their plans to take more of your hard-earned money.

Folks, we are in a fight for our State, Counties, Cities, and the taxpayers of this State. The Washington State Senate Democrats voted to eliminate the 2/3 majority needed to pass a tax increase. This was done by rescinding the will of the people that passed I-960. Last night the Senate lost a two day battle by a vote of 26-22. The House is preparing for this fight in the House of Representatives. It only takes 50 votes in the house to overturn the taxpayer protections act (I-960).

Today WE NEED YOUR HELP. We need to activate republicans, tea party members, conservative and moderate independents, chambers of commerce, businesses, and people that don't want to pay more in taxes. We need to be clear; this is being done so the majority democrats can push tax increase after tax increase upon us. WE HAVE TO BE UNITED NOW MORE THAN EVER. This battle will begin anytime now and possibly last through the weekend. Please spread this email to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

THINGS YOU CAN DO:

1. Call or Email the following state representatives asking them to vote against SB 6130:

Rep. Ross Hunter – (360) 786-7936 (Chair of the House Finance Committee)

Rep. Bob Hasegawa – (360) 786-7862 (Vice Chair of the House Finance Committee)

Rep. Mark Ericks – (360) 786-7900 (Member of House Finance Committee)

Rep. Steve Conway – (360) 786-7906 (Member of House Finance Committee)

Rep. Larry Springer – (360) 786-7822 (Member of House Finance Committee)

Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos – (360) 786-7944 (Member of House Finance Committee)

2. Come to Olympia on Saturday, Feb. 13 for a 9:00 AM public hearing on the SB 6130 in the House Finance Committee (House Hearing Room A) and then sit in the Gallery in the afternoon to show your support of taxpayer protections.

My colleagues and I look forward to your assistance as we fight to keep taxpayer protections in place.

Sincerely,


Shelly Short

State Representative Shelly Short, 7th Legislative District
427A Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
shelly.short@leg.wa.gov
360-786-7908 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000