Let’s create a tax code that works for everyone
Thriving communities require dependable resources, where everyone pitches in their share. But our state tax code holds us back. People with low incomes pay a higher share of taxes than the wealthiest 1%; and corporations and special interests get tax breaks. And given the persistence of policies that direct wealth toward white people and exclude Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) from wealth, the tax code is especially harmful to BIPOC. Advocates have made progress in recent years toward helping pass reforms, and more needs to be done. Join the tax justice movement.
Spread the word
In 2022, a small group of ultra-rich people are trying to pass Initiative 1929, which seeks to give the wealthiest 0.2% of Washingtonians a tax cut and take away over $500 million per year in funding for child care and early learning. It undoes one of the most equitable fixes to our state tax code in 90 years – the tax on extraordinary capital gains profits. Decline to sign Initiative 1929 and tell your friends to do the same.
Join the networks
There are some great groups in our state advocating for balancing the tax code so all our communities can thrive. Sign up for updates from All In For Washington, a people-of-color led organization fighting for economic justice, Balance Our Tax Code, a coalition working to ensure the wealthiest pay their share toward investments in our communities, and Invest in Washington Now, a group advocating for progressive revenue solutions.