Activism Tour Visits Eight Cities in 12 Days… The Full Report.
Starting in Bellingham and presenting in 8 Washington cities in 12 days and ending in Spokane the Full Contact Activism tour was quite a success with people from all around the state showing their support for the tenets of activism in a state controlled politically by the Seattle Area.
In back and forth presentations for nearly an hour Tim Eyman and Glen Morgan gave their philosophy and experiences on Activism in the State.
To get a real feel for what the tour was check out the youtube links below at the bottom of this article but here are Highlights:
- His themes of Perseverance, Tenacity Persistence in activism were discussed.
- A Quote from Winston Churchill:”Success is defined by moving from failure to failure without losing Enthusiasm” describes the Tim Eyman experience.
- Tim Eyman got hooked collecting 100 signatures 20 years ago on an Initiative at Green-Lake in Seattle.
- With or without government approval- (Judges strike down many initiatives) progress has been made and taxpayers have saved 40 Billion Dollars because of this activism.
Major Points Tim Eyman his second segment:
- Tim Believes very much in the “concept” of $30.00 tabs. Government needs to listen; not be in our face all the time… Therefore the Eyman Family has loaned the signature campaign $500,000 to begin collecting signatures now! They have until Dec 31st to collect 350,000 signatures
- Tim is being sued by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for 2.1 Million dollars and although the government has taxpayer money behind them the activist must collect funds to defend themselves.
- The state suit also demands that Tim Eyman be banned from political activity in Washington State for life.
Activist want to change the direction of government and one of the forms of activism about working together in groups.
But on our side of the equation there is a lack of resources. So we have to be more creative, more innovative, and respond in a different way if we expect to change what is going on in our community.
Examples abound; 375 Public Disclosure Commission complaints have been filed and this has led to a government that wants to talk about changing the law.
In Jefferson County a couple challenged a new homeless tax by publishing examples of individual voter stories of how the voter would be damaged by the new tax and the tax failed.
There is no news media anymore and that gap needs to be filled. We need more citizen journalist so that local people know what is going on in their communities.
Go where your passion is… be a part of activism any way you are able. 98% of the changes made are done by 2% of the population.
In conclusion reaching just a few activist in these tours will energize the political face of the state that stands where we do and make change occur..
Facebook denies Ads for Memorial Day Flags at Greenacres…
The following is from the Whatcom Republicans.
In order to show more people in Whatcom County the Memorial Day Flags of Greenacres on the party’s Facebook page Whatcom Republicans decided to “boost” the post which is a paid advertisement to reach more people on the Facebook Platform.
The Post is here and it was NOT banned just the paid advertising for the post was refused because the site and the post was considered political by Facebook definitions.
Here is the refusal and their reason “Not authorized for ads with Political Content:
A complaint from Whatcom Republicans was filed and the answer is here.
When the more information “here” was clicked it resulted in the following:
And finally here is the current definition of words that trigger political speech on facebook they are the “national legislative issues of public importance”Facebook-5 post National issues of public importance