Initiative 1464 uses your tax dollars to tilt the political system in favor of politicians and out-of-state special interests, while depriving our schools of resources to fully fund education. We shouldn’t put politicians before our kids.
Despite the sponsors’ false claims, Initiative 1464 more than doubles the amount of money put into political campaigns and reduces transparency for donors. The billionaires and out-of-state special interests supporting Initiative 1464 are spending millions of dollars to change our state’s election rules in their favor.
Initiative 1464 gives politicians and political consultants $285 million through a tax increase that will hurt Washington small businesses. The initiative allows politicians to use taxpayer dollars to pay themselves with campaign funds. Non-citizens will be able to contribute taxpayer dollars to campaigns even though they can’t vote. Meanwhile, the initiative restricts the free speech rights of minority owned small businesses but provides exemptions for corporate lobbyists.
Initiative 1464 is opposed by a bipartisan coalition of Democrats and Republicans – including former Attorney General Rob McKenna, former State Auditor Brian Sonntag, former US Senator Slade Gorton and former Secretary of State Sam Reed.