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Ballot Issues

Below is a list of positions taken by various organizations on the ballot issues which will appear on the Washington ballot this November.

Initiative Measure 591

This measure would forbid the government from requiring background checks unless a uniform national standard is required. It would also make it unlawful for any government agency to confiscate guns or other firearms from citizens without due process.


Yes:
Washington Council of Policy and Sheriffs (WACOPS)
Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association
Gun Owners Action League of Wsahington
WaGuns.org
Pastors Picks

No:

Initiative Measure 594

This measure would require criminal and public safety background checks for gun sales and transfers. Background checks would not be required for gifts between immediate family or for antiques.


Yes:
Washington Cease Fire
Legal Voice
Doctors for America
Washington State Health Association
Fuse Washington

No:
Pastors Picks
National Rifle Association
Washington State Rifle and Pistol Association
Firearms Collectors and Shooters Association
Gun Owners Action League of Washington

Initiative Measure 1351

This measure would direct the legislature to allocate funds to reduce class sizes and increase staffing support for all students in all K-12 grades, with additional class-size reductions and staffing increases in high-poverty schools.


Yes:
SEIU
Washington Education Association
Washington State Labor Council
Fuse Washington

No:
Freedom Foundation
Washington Association of School Administrators
Washington Policy Center
Pastors Picks

Advisory Vote No. 8

The legislature eliminated, without a vote of the people, agricultural excise tax preferences for various aspects of the marijuana industry, costing an estimated $24,903,000 in the first ten years, for government spending.

Senate Bill 6505 stated that marijuana is not a farm product which is eligible for tax breaks.


Maintain:
Progressive Majority Washington

Repeal:

Advisory Vote No. 9

The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, the leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interest in tribal property, costing an estimated $1,298,000 in the first ten years, for government spending.

House Bill 1287 subjects federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as the state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.


Maintain:
Progressive Majority Washington

Repeal:

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