Washington’s Initiative 517 takes the next step

Thu, Jan 3 2013 by Neal Hobson

Thursday, January 3, 2013 sees the first ballot initiative of the New Year turned into the Washington State Secretary of State’s office.

The collected signatures for Initiative Measure No. 517 will be turned in at the Union Building in Olympia, Washington by Tim Eyman, Eddie Agazarm and Paul Jacob.

“[Petitioning is] a guaranteed First Amendment free speech right and it deserves protection,” said Eddie Agazarm of the initiative, which would also extend the time allotment for signature gathering and guarantee that issues petitioned will be voted on, provided enough signatures were gathered.