Recently in Washington State, anti-gun activists have been gathering signatures with the hope of getting I-1639 on the upcoming election ballot. There has been a recent legal challenge regarding the gathering of these signatures in accordance with WA state law (RCW 29A.72.100).
To keep this brief, here’s some background information:
The decision is now up to WA secretary of state, Kim Wyman. With your help, we hope to influence Mrs. Wyman’s decision to remove I-1639 from the upcoming election ballot. Being realistic, this does not defeat the initiative, but simply keeps it off the ballot at least until the next election.
Below is a boiler plate letter that may be sent to Sec. State Kim Wyman:
I-1639 should be rejected once submitted for verification because it does not comply with state law;
RCWs > Title 29A > Chapter 29A.72 > Section 29A.72.100
29A.72.090 << 29A.72.100 >> 29A.72.110
The person proposing the measure shall print blank petitions upon single sheets of paper of good writing quality (including but not limited to newsprint) not less than eleven inches in width and not less than fourteen inches in length. Each petition at the time of circulating, signing, and filing with the secretary of state must consist of not more than one sheet with numbered lines for not more than twenty signatures, with the prescribed warning and title, be in the form required by RCW 29A.72.110, 29A.72.120, or 29A.72.130, and have a readable, full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side of the petition.
[ 2003 c 111 § 1811; 1982 c 116 § 8; 1973 1st ex.s. c 118 § 4; 1965 c 9 § 29.79.080. Prior: (i) 1913 c 138 § 4, part; RRS § 5400, part. (ii) 1913 c 138 § 9; RRS § 5405. Formerly RCW 29.79.080.]
There was not a readable, full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side of the petition.
[your name goes here]
Your help is appreciated.