Dear Seattle Metro Chamber Members:
We’re just four days away from Election Day on Nov. 6. At the Chamber, we’ve been vocal about our support for the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy and have endorsed two initiatives, I-1634 and I-940. Below, you can read more about those initiatives and the levy. I encourage you to also give them your support.
Your vote matters. If you’ve already returned your ballot, thank you. If you haven’t, it’s time to dig it out and make sure you return it on or before Tuesday.
- APPROVE Seattle’s Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy: Education is tied to many aspects of an inclusive economy that sustains itself over the long-term. Proposition 1, the FEPP levy, invests significantly in Seattle’s high-quality preschool program, funds K-12 support programs and expands access to community college for Seattle public high school graduates. Read more about why the Chamber is proud to endorse this important investment.
- YES on Initiative 1634: Here in Seattle, small businesses, including immigrant-owned and minority-owned businesses, have spoken up about bearing the brunt of the City’s sweetened beverage tax. I-1634 is a step to protect other communities from similar local taxes. We have joined a coalition of more than 1,400 businesses and organizations in support of Initiative 1634.
- YES on Initiative 940: The Chamber has long been an advocate for improvements to public safety in our community, and that includes ensuring that our law enforcement officers are trained in the most effective techniques, and that there is transparency and accountability in cases where lethal force has been used. I-940 provides law enforcement across Washington state with a standard set of tools and training that can be implemented to save lives, and also protects and provides avenues of legal recourse to the community in cases where the unjustified use of deadly force by law enforcement is clearly and demonstrably present.
Thank you for your partnership throughout this election cycle. I look forward to continuing our work together.
President & CEO
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce