In a brief news segment, KLEW discusses a debate in Washington state over the upcoming inititives to be voted upon, including I-517.

Watch the video here: here

Paul Jacob, President of Citizens in Charge Foundation,, spoke at the National Taxpayers Union’s conference about the power of initiative and referendum for grassroots organizations, California’s Proposition 13 and tax payer bill of rights.

This weekend Paul Jacob spoke at the National Taxpayer Union’s National Taxpayers Conference about the power of the initiative and referendum (I&R) process.

Paul’s main comments focused on how regular grassroots activists can set the agenda and gain momentum on their issues by using I&R. He also makes the point that I&R has been a taxpayer’s best friend, as ballot measures have helped control government spending.

Watch a clip of Paul’s speech:

Do you believe in good government? Do you want to make a difference in your state?

If the answers to these questions are “yes”, Citizens in Charge Foundation wants you to apply to be a Citizen State Coordinator. We are seeking leaders to organize grassroots activists at the local and state level to protect and defend ballot initiative and referendum (I&R), the process which allows citizens to hold government accountable and reform it when necessary.