Bellingham council members urge 'no' vote on progressive initiatives

Four initiatives on the Bellingham ballot address important social justice issues.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Bellingham City Council is encouraging the public to vote in the general election, it’s members just don’t want people to vote for a particular set of initiatives on the ballot.

Progressive council members are urging people to vote against four progressive initiatives – even though members support them “in theory.”

Campaigners with People First Bellingham gathered enough signatures to put the initiatives on the Nov. 2 ballot that would provide sweeping reforms for renters and workers.

“They really go together as a package deal,” said organizer Maya

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