Many of the tweets in my timeline Friday complained that NBC had delayed the broadcast of the opening of the Olympics. But supporters of Referendum 74 may have applauded that decision. That’s because the Pride Foundation kicked off its Why Marriage Matters Washington public education campaign with that broadcast. R-74, a statewide measure on the November ballot, asks Washington… Continue reading »
Coming to your ballot in November is yet another (four and counting) ballot measure asking Washington voters to allocate scarce tax receipts to alternative (charter) schools. Although state voters rejected charter school ballot measures in 1996, 2000 and 2004, a handful of individuals are bankrolling yet another initiative. The Washington Secretary of State’s office certified… Continue reading »
The Orcas LGBT community publicly joined the Island’s July 4th Community Parade to show their support for Referendum 74. It was the first time that the Orcas LGBT community social group – Out on Orcas – has made a political statement. Read about it in the Seattle Times/UW Election Eye.