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Why We Oppose Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976

Tim Eyman has devoted the last 20 years of his life to gutting funding for essential services in Washington state. Over the course of two decades, he launched dozens of initiatives that have slashed billions of dollars that would have boosted transportation, transit, education, affordable housing, mental health services, and more. The damage Tim Eyman has done to Washington’s public services cannot be overstated.

What is Rep. Matt Shea's Problem?

Republican Rep. Matt Shea’s name has been in the headlines a lot lately for reasons that are truly hard to believe, even in today’s political climate.

First elected to the state House in 2008,  Shea has disgraced his North-Spokane Legislative District and our state with his outrageous white supremacist and religious extremist beliefs. Much like national Republicans have willfully ignored the behavior of President Trump, Washington state Republicans have spent the last decade looking the other way.

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The Secret Weapon Against Climate Change: Affordable Homes

Climate change and the rising cost of living are two of the most daunting and urgent challenges facing our region.

Your 2019 Ballot Initiative Guide

As we head into this holiday weekend, you can bet initiative supporters will be out in force with clipboards in hand, looking for your signature. 

We put together this simple guide to the two major ballot measures that are collecting signatures this summer. We hope these recommendations will help you make informed choices about which initiatives to support. You might save this in your inbox so you have it handy when someone asks you to sign, then share this email to a friend! 

Decline to Sign Tim Eyman’s I-1648 

Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness

The last decade has ushered in an era of unprecedented prosperity in the Puget Sound region.

Fuse Releases 2019 Primary Election Endorsements

Updated July 11

Fuse has released its endorsements ahead of the 2019 primary election.  Fuse's criteria for endorsements include:

A Flurry of Progress: Our 2019 Legislative Summary

The 2019 legislative session is over, and if we had to describe it in one word, it would be “supercharged.” 

After sweeping victories in the 2018 elections, Democrats held the largest and most progressive majorities in Olympia in a decade. The newly empowered and energized majorities wasted no time tackling an impressive array of important issues. 

Based on your feedback in our 2018 year-end member survey, we established three top legislative priorities around climate change, immigration, and balancing our tax code. Here’s how they fared: 

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon Earns Legislator of the Week Award

West Seattle representative is leading on combating climate change

Fuse Washington named Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-West Seattle) as the “Legislator of the Week” for his leadership on legislation to protect our environment and our communities.

Senator Lisa Wellman Earns Fuse Legislator of the Week Award

Eastside senator is leading on tax reform and protecting immigrants

Fuse Washington named Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) as the “Legislator of the Week” for her efforts to protect immigrants and balance our tax code.

“Our immigrant friends, neighbors, and family members are facing unprecedented attacks from the Trump administration,” said Fuse Campaign Director Jamielyn Wheeler. “Sen. Lisa Wellman is doing invaluable work to protect immigrants and keep Washington working.”