I thought all you Washingtonians would like to know about this (in case you haven't been following the media):
Governor Locke just passed a primary voting system into law where we are now going to have to choose only ONE political party's balot at the primary in September.
Is this what we want people?
This means that we will only be able to vote the candidates of ONE political party!
Well, one organization is stepping up to the plate to fight for the rights of Washington voters. The Washington State Grange has an initiative to the people out there called the "People's Choice" Initiative (I-872). It would implement a top-two system which will look almost identical to our blanket primary system at the voting booth.
The Grange is launching a radio campaign on Monday to generate support for the "People's Choice" initiative. Here's an MP3 of the radio spot...I highly recommend checking this out:I-872 radio campaign ad
This is a public service announcement. Polls show that 70-80 percent of Washington voters do not want their freedom of choice taken away from them.
For more information, go to www.blanketprimary.org
You can order a petition online of you would like to help get signatures or sign it yourself. The "People's Choice" initiative needs to get 250,000 signatures by the end of June if we want to be able to vote on it in the November election.
Don't let the government and the political parties (yes, ALL the major parties - including Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians) take your rights away from you. Get involved!