Who’s Ready to Get out the Vote?

On July 22, more than 100 volunteers joined us in South Lake Union to celebrate our history-making signature gathering drive. Together, we gathered more than 377,000 signatures in just 25 days to get Initiative 1639 on the ballot! That breaks down to one signature every 6 seconds. The Secretary of State’s office is busy validating those signatures, and we’re expecting final confirmation soon.

Thank you!

We made Washington state history, gathering over 377,000 signatures in just *25 days.* There's no way that would have been possible without the awe-inspiring passion and commitment of our countless volunteers. But the truth is, that was just the beginning. Thank you for all you've done, and more importantly, for all you're about to do. — Stephen Paolini, Campaign Manager Yes on 1639

Posted by Yes on 1639 on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

This is an amazing moment. We should all feel proud and excited about what we’ve accomplished. But the truth is, we haven’t passed anything yet. What we’ve won is an opportunity to go out to every corner of Washington State and talk to voters about commonsense gun reform. We know that this initiative will save lives, and we need to make sure everybody else knows it too.

To do that, we’re going to be knocking on doors and calling people, we’ll be at farmers markets and festivals all across our state to talk to communities about gun violence. We’re going to ask our volunteers to attend press events and political forums in their area. We’re going to have to maintain the incredible pace we’ve already set for the next three months.


  1. Make sure you’re registered to vote. You can’t vote Yes on I-1639 if you don’t get your ballot!
  2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Stay up to date with our campaign in real time.
  3. Recruit a friend. Have them enter their email on our homepage so we can get them involved.

Initiative 1639 is like no other campaign we’ve ever seen. In the wake of Parkland, we’ve had thousands of first-time volunteers called to action. This is now a movement of young and old, survivors and concerned citizens, in King County and all across the state. We’re so excited for the next phase: Get Out the Vote!

Stephen Paolini
I-1639 Campaign Manager

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