Fix Democracy First and WAmend Merge
by Alice Woldt
Following the victory of passing I-735, Fix Democracy First and WAmend, the campaign organization that sponsored the initiative, decided to strengthen efforts to pass a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution and to educate the public and lobby elected officials on other democracy reforms. “Combining the activists and supporters of the two organizations into a more robust organization makes sense,” said Alice Woldt, former Fix Democracy First Executive Director. “Given the challenges to democracy to survive and thrive, it is imperative that we engage our families, friends, neighbors and communities in this work,” she said.
Since December, Cindy Black has taken the reins of Fix Democracy First as its full-time Executive Director. In January a joint meeting of Fix Democracy First’s board of directors and WAmend’s steering committee was held and the two groups voted to join forces. The combined group adopted Fix Democracy First’s mission and operate under its corporate and IRS non-profit status.
Please support this new effort to strengthen and expand Fix Democracy First. Together we passed I-735 by 63%. It passed in all ten Congressional Districts. Now we need to convince our members of Congress to sponsor or endorse an amendment resolution that accomplishes what Washington voters want. We are working on a legislative agenda in this session of the state legislature. We need your help. Donate and volunteer so we can accomplish even more.
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