Though we face flawed proposals, initiative process is vital to democracy

Commentary | June 20, 2001 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

Last night outside the local grocery store, I ran into a couple of signature-gatherers. As we all know, this is the time of year for initiatives to the people to show if they can make it onto the ballot with enough signatures. So with two decisions, one to not sign and one to sign, I exercised my basic right as a citizen of Washington State. As our state constitution states, "The first power reserved by the people is the initiative."

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