Sunday, July 09, 2017

Shot Down In Flames

In a number of states there is an effort to roll back our protections with ballot initiatives and in one state the voters rejected a ballot referendum.
Transgender bathroom rule won’t be on fall ballot; group seeking rollback fails to get enough signatures
Seattle Times
By Joseph O’Sullivan
July 7, 2017

OLYMPIA — Voters this November won’t be seeing a ballot measure seeking to roll back Washington’s transgender bathroom and locker room rule.

The group supporting the initiative canceled its appointment to submit petitions Friday afternoon, and said it did not have enough signatures to make the ballot.

Friday was the deadline to turn in signatures to qualify initiatives for the November election.

The group, Just Want Privacy, had been gathering petitions for proposed Initiative 1552.

The initiative sought to reverse a 2015 state regulation that guarantees people access to areas like bathrooms and locker rooms according to the gender with which they live, as opposed to the gender with which they were born.
In a statement the “privacy” group said,
As of Friday, Just Want Privacy had reported spending $137,000 of the $257,000 it had raised to build a campaign and pay for some of its signature gathering.
So they couldn’t do it on their own they need to pay people to gather signatures and even that effort failed.

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