What is I-1433?

When passed, I-1433 will raise the statewide minimum wage to $13.50 over the next four years and provide up to 7 days of paid sick & safe leave as a base level for every employee in Washington.

So, how do we (and you!) make this happen.  There is a two step process involved which we’ve implemented:

Step one. Get $13.50 on the ballot:

In order to get $13.50 minimum wage for all workers across the state, we need to get it on the ballot so that it can be voted on.  This is easier said than done--we need 225,000 signatures in order to qualify for the ballot for this November’s election.  But, not to fear, we have a team of Working Washington members working relentlessly to meet our numbers.  We can...and will...be on the ballot this November.  

That doesn’t mean we don’t always accept a helping hand!  To learn how to get petitions for you and your friends to sign, head here. And if you don’t have the time to get signatures yourself, we’ll let you by your way out by donating here.

Step two. Win the election!:

So, picture it’s July and we’ve qualified for the ballot...now what?  Now we step into action to ensure our ballot initiative wins with the voters come November.  It’s not going to be easy, and it’ll take your help.  We’re going to need to dial the phones, get out to the doors, and EVERYTHING online: we’ll be chirping the tweets, Facebooking, and in general doing everything possible to spread the word about what we’re trying to accomplish— a decent, livable wage for everybody in our state.

Luckily for you, though, we’ve got you covered.  Remember the link you clicked above which taught you how to collect signatures?  We’re going to be updating that so you can also see the best methods for participating in all of our field operations—you’ll be a campaign pro by the end of these trainings. Trust us.

So right now, what can you do?

 Well, first of all, if you believe in what we’re doing donate here.  Aside from signing the petition above, and having your friends sign it, you can go ahead and share some of the information we’ve put together.  Here’s a set of articles that explains just what it is we’re trying to get done:

Help us help you.  By increasing wages we are able to help business grow, and therefore our economy.