Tacoma

Nov 4, 2019

Press Release: Election 2019: Corporations Are Determining What Gets Voted On

Press Release: Election 2019: Corporations Are Determining What Gets Voted On

Efforts are growing to not only determine how people vote, but what gets voted on. Your ballot measures are not yours to democratically determine.

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Jul 22, 2019

Press Release: Ballot Access Stymied in Ohio and Washington

Press Release: Ballot Access Stymied in Ohio and Washington

The corporate state attempts to strip democratic rights in Ohio and Washington state. CELDF supports communities as together they fight back.

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Jun 6, 2019

Media Release: Tacoma, WA, Group Files First Amendment SCOTUS Petition to Protect Local Ballot Access

Media Release: Tacoma, WA, Group Files First Amendment SCOTUS Petition to Protect Local Ballot Access

With CELDF-supported attorneys, Tacoma, WA, residents filed a 1st Amendment petition with the Supreme Court challenging continued denial of ballot access for qualified citizen initiatives.

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Dec 1, 2017

King5 News: Tacoma Tideflats initiative heads to appeals court

King5 News: Tacoma Tideflats initiative heads to appeals court

CELDF calls out the court in Tacoma, WA, for illegitimately vetoing the right of Tacomans to vote.

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Jul 7, 2016

Tacoma Weekly: ‘Water warriors’ plan to continue fight after initiatives blocked

Tacoma Weekly: ‘Water warriors’ plan to continue fight after initiatives blocked

Tacoma local government allies with big business interests, using the courts to block Tacomans from voting to protect their water. Undaunted, Tacomans prepare for a statewide initiative, and plan to run Community Rights candidates for local office.

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Jul 4, 2016

KOMO News: Group fighting for a say in the future of Tacoma’s water

KOMO News: Group fighting for a say in the future of Tacoma’s water

Tacoma, WA, residents determine next move as a county judge denies their right to protect their local water through initiative.

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Jun 24, 2016

The Pierce Progressive: Whose Water is It?

The Pierce Progressive: Whose Water is It?

Local government and corporate interests in Tacoma, WA, collude to stop the City’s residents from their democratic right to initiative. Residents are advancing a rights-based measure to let the people decide when large corporate water uses are allowed.

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Jun 9, 2016

KPLU 88.5: Grassroots Group Decries Port Of Tacoma’s Move To Block Ballot Measures Over Industrial Water Use

KPLU 88.5: Grassroots Group Decries Port Of Tacoma’s Move To Block Ballot Measures Over Industrial Water Use

The corporate state in Tacoma, WA, attempts “…to use the court as a weapon to strangle democracy in Tacoma.” Residents are advancing their right to initiative as they fight to protect their water from large commercial uses.

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Jun 7, 2016

Tacoma Daily Index:  Port of Tacoma files suit to keep water initiatives off ballot

Tacoma Daily Index: Port of Tacoma files suit to keep water initiatives off ballot

Tacoma, WA, residents fight to protect their water while their own local electeds stand against them. Local government and business interests are suing to block a rights-based ballot initiative from a vote by the people. The measure would protect Tacoma water.

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