Why an Initiative to the People & Why in November 2014?

Initiative 1358 to the People in 2014 is the most cost-effective alternative in terms of overall campaign cost, likelihood of success with voters, and ability to limit the economic damage.


Will you help us STOP the damage?

In the wake of the recent minimum wage hike to $15/hour in Seattle, which is set to take effect in April 2015 and beyond, the 15NOW activists are aiming for other cities, such as Bellevue, Bellingham, Burien, Tacoma, Olympia, and Spokane, as you can read more about here and here.

If you want to protect jobs and businesses in Washington State from destruction at the hands of the minimum wage hike movement, help SWS put the

“Fair and Uniform Minimum Wage Initiative”
(Initiative 1358) on the November 2014 ballot.

Initiative 1358 to the People for a vote on the November 2014 ballot is the best chance we have to limit the damage caused, and prevent future damage to our state’s economy, jobs, and businesses.

Volunteer to Collect Signatures

We need at least 250,000 signatures by July 3, 2014. There is not a minute to waste! 

  • Signature gathering will begin Wednesday, June 11.
  • Please contact Rich Burke at 503-970-1876 or

Donate to the Initiative 1358 Campaign

  • Act NOW to take advantage of a matching donation and double YOUR contribution to the campaign!
  • Contact Rick Forschler at 206-419-5170 to arrange wire transfers.

Keep Seattle Local

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Big bucks back push to hike Nebraska’s minimum wage

By Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

The folks behind a statewide push to raise Nebraska’s […]