Welcome to the archived WAmend website. This site is a time capsule documenting the campaign to get Initiative 735 on the ballot in 2015. The campaign was successful, and I-735 went before the 2016 Washington State Legislature. The Legislature took no action, and the measure went to the November 2016 ballot, where it was APPROVED by the people.


Where to get petitions.
You can pick up and drop off petitions at our office, 1314 43rd St NE, suite 203. This is in the U District. Hours are 10am until 6pm weekdays. Otherwise call Nimco at 206-850-1163 for another appointed time. OR

WEST SEATTLE:

Admiral Bird Cafe
2600 California Ave W
Seattle, WA

Bird on a Wire Espresso
3509 SW Henderson St
Seattle, WA

IN SPOKANE you can pick-up and drop off petitions at the following locations:

Robert Cossey and Associates, http://www.robertcossey.com/
N. 902 Monroe
Spokane Wa. 99201

Merlyn’s, http://www.merlyns.biz/
15 W Main
Spokane, Wa. 99201

Mother’s Cupboard at Liberty Lake
1233 N. Liberty Lake Rd., Ste 108
Liberty Lake, WA 99019
(509) 444-5028
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sun: closed
Northpointe Plaza

Mother’s Cupboard at 9984 N. Newport Highway
Spokane, WA 99218
(509) 466-9661
Mon-Fri: 9 am – 7 pm
Sat: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Sun: 11 am – 4 pm
Lincoln Heights

Mother’s Cupboard at 3001 E. 29th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
(509) 533-0554
Mon-Fri: 9 am – 7 pm
Sat: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Sun: 11 am – 5:00 pm
University Road

Mother’s Cupboard at 109 N. University Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 922-3655
Mon-Fri: 9 am – 6:30 pm
Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
Sun: 11 am – 4 pm

https://mothersnutrition.com/

Check out the tab called “find your local contact” and it will pull up a map with contact information. OR click on the “contact us” for a list of area team captains.

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So excited about all our new staff! These organizers are ready to help!

left to right – Josh Castle, King County organizer, Nimco Bulale, data manager, Tiffani McCoy, state field organizer, Gabe Meyer, campaign director

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Get ready to help us make history. You can help collect signatures, help with phone banking, and help in many other ways. This is a people’s movement. Click the “volunteer” button and sign up.

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Americans awoke on Sunday morning, December 14, to find that, in passing a budget to run the federal government for the coming year, our elected leaders have also enacted two unrelated amendments. They have greatly increased the amount of money individuals can pour into election campaigns and they have loosened the regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis to curb damaging speculation in Wall Street and the banking system.

But while Congress is opening the gates wider to the influence corporations and private wealth on government and democracy itself, people across the country have begun to speak from the grassroots at the ballot box. In November 2014 elections, citizens in dozens of communities voted in margins of 70% and greater for their legislators to pass a Constitutional Amendment to clarify that limiting money in election campaigns does not limit ‘free speech’. There is a growing tide across the country to get big, anonymous money out of politics and to clarify the rights listed in the constitution are the rights of individual people only.

superheroesDo you want to help Washington state become the 17th state calling for an amendment to the US Constitution? Please click on ‘Volunteer!’ and sign up on the registration form. You will get a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date and when we will need help when we sponsor our next initiative.

Would you be willing to support our cause financially? We have so far survived only with small donations. Our biggest donation so far has been $3000. Our smallest less than a dollar. We need funds to keep this website up and safe, mailbox rental, printing, room rentals, etc. We have no paid staff when we are not in campaign mode. We are all volunteer. Our expenses are bare bone and necessary. Please help and click on the donate button.

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Check out Ben Cohen’s stampstampede.org at http://www.stampstampede.org Currently there are over 26,000 people across the country stamping messages like “Not To Be Used for Bribing Politicians” on dollars to help build the movement to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics. Visit their online store and pick up an anti-corruption stamp for you and everyone on your list.

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Enjoy John Nichols’ rip-roaring, inspiring address from his appearance at the 28th Amendment Roadshow in Seattle May 3 2014. It’s 57 minutes, but you won’t believe it’s that long!  But if you don’t have that much time, you MUST – please – watch the last part.

And for a quick overview of the problem of money in politics, watch a delightful, fast-moving, partly-animated, 8-minute video that explores the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy. Stars Annie Leonard. Courtesy of Story of Stuff Project.

 
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Questions about getting involved? getinvolved@wamend.org
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