I have long been of the opinion that I-912, the anti-roads initiative, can be defeated, with enough hard work, elbow grease… and the truth. And oh yeah… money. And yet, even after a spate of recent polls showed the initiative much closer than expected, the official No campaign, Keep Washington Rolling, has been disappointingly silent.
Sure they’ve got a website, but then, who doesn’t? Where are the flyers, the yard signs, the mailings, the advertising? But most of all, where is the relentless media outreach campaign necessary to educate voters about the true impact of I-912?
Hell, at this point I’d just settle for a few yard signs. Which is why I’m happy to report that a new grass roots No campaign, Washington Defense, has created a PAC, and is now soliciting contributions.
No, you’re not likely to see a huge media campaign coming out of these efforts, but at least they’re doing something. So if you believe we can’t wait to fix our critical transportation infrastructure, don’t just sit back and wait for the business community and elected officials to get their act together and run an effective No campaign. Go to Washington Defense, contribute a few bucks, volunteer your time and help make I-912 a fair fight.