Working Washington and the Bring Seattle Home campaign are out in the field this week educating voters about who & what are really behind the effort to repeal Seattle’s big business tax.
Here’s some key developments:
- The $350,000 big-business funded repeal campaign is paying signature gatherers who are misleading voters. We have released a recording of a particularly egregious example.
- Voters who have been misled can withdraw their signatures from the repeal petition — online.
- John Murray of Monument Policy Group is the official spokesperson for the repeal campaign. According to his bio, “John is known as one of the most influential and connected Republican strategists” and previously worked for Eric Cantor.
- ICYMI, Moody’s & Fitch credit ratings agencies last week said that the big business tax will strengthen the city’s financial position & will not slow the economy, but that Amazon’s position shows the risk of a single large employer being able to exert “outsized influence in some local government policy decisions.”
- Apparently business executives don’t work too late on Tuesdays, because the Downtown Seattle Association is hosting a fundraiser for the repeal campaign which got underway at 4:30 today at the Palace Ballroom. It’s the perfect location, since owner Tom Douglas is notorious for his Chicken Little routine on $15/hour, paid sick days, and more.