4/7/2017

SUPPORT HB 2186 for more fair taxation in WA State

The State House Democratic Caucus passed its budget for the next two years, and there's a lot in there to like. This budget closes loopholes on capital gains, business and occupation taxes, and a number of outdated exemptions that no longer meet their original purpose. These gains are invested in education, infrastructure, and social services like mental health care. Now we need to let our legislators hear that we support new revenue to invest in Washington State, specifically HB 2186.

Who to Call:

  • Call the Legislative Hotline at: (844) 489-4843 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (translators are available)
  • Or find your Legislative District here to contact your State Senator and Representative

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Hi, my name is [name] and I'm from [address]. I support HB 2186. It's time to clean up the tax code to make sure we build a strong foundation for Washington - and the House Democratic budget is a good step in the right direction. Please support closing the tax break on capital gains and other wasteful tax breaks to pay for a great future for all Washingtonians, rather than funding education at the expense of thriving communities.