Saturday, May 21, 2011


What is more likely: this bill passing, or that the Washington State Legislature is just fucking with me?
There could be a third answer, it will come to me later, when I stop thinking that everything is about me.... Wait, that's it.

Advocates 4Culture are not taking "no" for an answer, so, come on, say "yes".

Ok, this bill (SB 5961) is somehow different than SB 5958 and HB 1997. It still has the no "new stadium" bit in there, but there is something else I can't quite yet put my finger on.

They need one more vote in the Senate.
The bill has not gone through a committee yet, and the Special Session could end Wednesday.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Advocate4Culture
Date: May 21, 2011 4:40:07 PM PDT
To: mike
Reply-To: advocate4culture




There's a new bill for 4Culture, which actually sweetens the deal for the arts. This is a direct outcome of your advocacy. We are being rewarded in this next attempt to pass a coalition bill.


The new bill, SB 5961 is dropping in the Senate today. We all need to send two emails immediately. The special session ends on Wednesday, so this is one of our last chance efforts. Lists and text suggestions below.


1. An email to people who voted yes for SB 5958.


Subject: Thank you and Yes on SB 5961


"Dear Senator,


Thank you for voting yes on SB 5958. I was saddened by its failure, but I noticed and am grateful for your support. Please now vote yes on SB 5961, which will fund 4Culture, saving jobs and growing our economy.


Thank you again."



Copy these email addresses into the BCC field for the above message. These are the nice people that voted yes on SB 5958.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


2. Send this email to Senators who didn't vote yes on SB 5958:


Subject: Vote YES on SB 5961!


"Dear Senator,


As a strong supporter of arts and heritage, I was hurt by the failure of SB 5958. I noticed you were not among the yes voters. With SB 5961, you have another chance to create jobs, grow our economy and keep our region competitive in the new economy. Failure to pass SB 5961 will kill jobs and stunt our area's economic growth.


Please vote yes on SB 5961. Thank you."



And here's the list for the no voters:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



Okay, here we go folks. This is the next stage in our fight. Nobody said this was going to be easy. We're not giving up, and neither are you. We will get this done together.

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