Olympia, WA: As soon as this weekend, Washington voters could see signature gatherers for I-1929, a ballot measure to repeal the state’s capital gains tax on massive stock market profits. Today a Thurston County court finalized I-1929 ballot title language, and opponents are ready to respond to the millionaire-backed Repeal the Capital Gains Tax Committee’s signature gatherers.
Treasure Mackley, Executive Director of Invest In WA Now:
“Signature gatherers won’t tell you I-1929 is a tax cut for the super rich, taking $500 million from education and childcare, and making the rest of us pay. The public has a right to know I-1929 is a massive give away to a tiny number of Washington’s super rich, paid for by the rest of us.”
Invest in Washington Now is asking the public to call or text (509) 495-1222 to report signature gatherers for I-1929, or go to InvestWANow.org to file an online report.
“We want to know what I-1929 signature gatherers are saying and where they are collecting signatures so we can respond quickly with the facts,” said Mackley.
To give this tax cut to the super-rich, I-1929 would take an estimated $500 million a year from the Education Legacy Trust Account, which funds:
Invest in WA Now is a movement of educators, working families, and everyday Washingtonians from across the state advocating for progressive revenue solutions. Together, we can build a Washington that works for all of us.