PRESS RELEASE – I-1000 opponents file lawsuit challenging misleading I-1300 ballot title

I-1000 opponents have challenged the ballot titles of two recent initiatives submitted by I-1000 sponsors. This afternoon, they filed another lawsuit challenging what they call the “grossly misleading” ballot title of I-1300.  I-1300 is the I-1000 sponsor’s latest attempt to repeal the voter-passed and reaffirmed Initiative I-200, and to bring back racial preferences. Unlike I-1000, … Read more

A Letter from NAS

National Association of Scholars (NAS) has been a strong supporter of Reject R-88 campaign. Not only they worked to bring national attention to the fight to protect equality for all in Washington, but also they called on their members to provide much needed financial support in October. We are grateful to have such a national … Read more


Let People Vote campaign submitted 215,765 signatures to the Secretary of State by July 27th, the last day to turn in R-88 signatures. “We set a record for number of signatures backing a referendum measure.” Said Linda Yang, head of Washington Asians for Equality. “And this is also the first time in Washington State’s, or … Read more

Reject Referendum Measure 88 (R-88), Stop Divisive I-1000

Donate to Let People Vote – Reject R-88 Campaign! The secretary of state certified Referendum Measure 88 (R-88) for the November ballot on August 7, 2019, after finding through a random sample verification that R-88 sponsors had submitted 184,239 valid signatures. To qualify for the ballot, 129,811 valid signatures were required. R-88, the vote on … Read more

The passage of Initiative 1000 is a slap in the face to veterans

A Guest Post by a Member and past Chair of Washington State Veterans Bar Association (WSVBA) The passage of Initiative 1000 is a slap in the face to Veterans, their survivors and partners because it eliminates veterans preference in public employment that has been provided in Washington State since 1895. See RCW 41.04.010 and 73.16.010. … Read more

Join Referendum Measure 88 Signature Drive and Put I-1000 on the Ballot

Initiative 1000 seeks to repeal Washington Civil Rights Act (I-200) and was enacted by the Legislature on the last day of the session in order to deny a public vote on the matter. Referendum Measure 88 has been filed to put that choice where it really belongs – in the hands of the people. Referendum … Read more

An Open Letter from Asian Americans to WA State Legislature in Opposition to I-1000

To the Members of the Washington State Legislature: We, WA Asians for Equality and American Coalition for Equality, strongly believe and support equal opportunity for all, and oppose I-1000, which will bring back different rules for different races. In a recent letter to WA State legislature, APACE claims “This group (WA Asians for Equality) does not … Read more

Judges Ruled Based on Politics NOT on Laws in I-1000 Case

When judges abused power, ignored law, and ruled based on political interests, nobody won. The lawless rulings by Thurston County Superior Court and Washington State Supreme Court on the I-1000 lawsuit have prolong consequences for years to come: The Secretary of State did not comply with WAC 434-379-010. The sample she drew did not represent … Read more