Washington’s Initiative 517 to the rescue!

Thu, Dec 27 2012 by Neal Hobson

“The first power reserved by the people is the initiative.”

So promises the Washington State constitution.  However, it is increasingly difficult for citizens to exercise their power to petition the government, as also provided for in the U.S. Constitution.

Initiative 517, which will turn in petition signatures next week in hopes of earning a place on the November 2013 ballot, seeks to protect the right of Washington State citizens to their initiative process.