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View Diary: Amazing! Washington State defeats I-912 and anti-tax zealots (79 comments)

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  •  It can be done.... (4.00)
    Not only can the anti-tax zealots be defeated, but the progressive netroots can have a huge impact!!!
    •  great diary (4.00)
      recommended!
      •  Hear, hear! (4.00)
        "Local" is exactly right.  Well done.
        •  What can we learn from this about CA's Prop 13? (none)
          Prop 13 centralized taxing and spending in Sacramento. On the whole, I suspect State legislators' decisions about how to spend property tax $ are opaque, as far as local voters are concerned. Prop 13 also weakens and/or removes our voice in local decisions about other taxes.  At the same time, it is so difficult to mount statewide campaigns in CA.

          I had never thought about that aspect of Prop 13 or seen any reference to it.

          Does anyone know if that approach was intentional on Jarvis' part, or an unintended consequence?

          This is such an instructive diary. The other very important findings from your focus groups - that women are more open to considering new information and that people in general react negatively to having politicians tell them what to do - are so useful.

          In working to defeat Prop 73 (parental consent), one part of the winning strategy was to focus our phone banking on calling women for the same reason. It worked, along with a boost from those sending Arnie a message!

          Thank you so much.

    •  Model diary... (none)
      ...filled with excellent, instructive info written in riveting style -- loved every word, nwprogressive. Thank you. And congrats on the big win -- you guys did an awesome job out there. Cheers!

      Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

      by ilona on Thu Nov 10, 2005 at 12:35:16 PM PST

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    •  Good diary, great analysis (none)
      It's great to hear an analysis of how a winning campaign was put together.  Thanks!

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