TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Board of Directors voted to oppose State Initiative 517 which intrusively expands the initiative process.
The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee’s (GAC) recommendation to oppose the initiative derived from some of the following reasons:
- Infringes on private property rights by allowing signature gatherers inside your business/school/sports stadiums on their terms.
- Businesses already receive numerous complaints of aggressive signature gatherers.
- Impedes businesses’ ability to deal with aggressive signature gatherers.
- Local governments and businesses will expend significant resources in court addressing illegal and unconstitutional local ballot initiatives that this measure will force a vote on.