“I have seen over the last 20 years the results of I-200. It has made the job of equal opportunity and equal chances

for people much more difficult…there are people who have stepped forward as volunteers—that’s no substitute, no matter how well they do. Voluntary  efforts of people is not a substitute for good law. We need good law to provide the basis for equal opportunity for everyone. We need Initiative 1000.”

“I-1000 represents the values of the people of the great state of Washington. As the most trade dependent state with a major international scene right here in Seattle, we absolutely have to have a diverse workforce. We have and will continue to have an increasingly diverse state –  that’s good, we are better for it. We want to make sure that every single kid in Washington State understands—be it male, female, ultimately veterans, disabled that they get a chance, that they can have a successful life and I-1000 is there to make it possible for them."

“I very much support Initiative 1000 because I think its important that we have a society that really reflects our population, that we have a government, we have a basis of government, the people of government reflect the population in which they serve as well as educational institutions that have a diversity of faculty and students, to have a more robust education experience for all. I-1000 does not repeal I-200. There will no quotas. There will be no preferential treatment… simply targeted outreach to women, minority groups, veterans, and disabled. They will still have to pass the same exams, have to meet all of the same qualifications as others--but simple targeted outreach under I-1000."

Governor Daniel Jackson Evans is the longest serving Governor in Washington state history. A lifelong Republican, Evans served three terms as the 16th Governor of the State of Washington from 1965 to 1977, and represented Washington as United States Senator from 1983 to 1989. Governor Evans is a University of Washington (UW) graduate and former member of the UW Board of Regents. In 2015, the UW honored Governor Evans by renaming the UW’s graduate school in Public Policy the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance to reflect the school's intellectual and practical contributions to the fields of policy design and public leadership.

Governor Christine "Chris" O'Grady Gregoire is a lawyer and cancer survivor who served as the 22nd Governor of the state of Washington from 2005 to 2013. A Democrat, Gregoire is the only woman ever elected Washington state Attorney General and the second woman elected governor in Washington state history. Governor Gregoire is currently CEO of Challenge Seattle and Chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Board of Trustees.

Governor Gary F. Locke was elected Washington’s 21st governor on Nov. 5, 1996, making him the first Chinese-American governor in U.S. history. Locke, a Democrat, was re-elected to a second term on November 7, 2000. After serving as Governor, President Barack Obama picked Locke to serve as United States Secretary of Commerce and subsequently as the 10th United States Ambassador to China. Governor Locke is currently CEO of Locke Global Strategies and Senior Advisor with the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Friday, January 4, 2019 12:22 PM


Inslee statement supporting legislative action to enact I-1000


Gov. Jay Inslee today issued this statement following the submittal of signatures of I-1000, an initiative to the Legislature that would update the state’s affirmative action policies.


“We know systemic inequities remain that cause communities of color, veterans, people with disabilities and women to face persistent barriers to work and education opportunities. I-1000 is a well-considered approach to updating our state’s policies and ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in government contracts, employment and schools. This policy will help provide the pathways to opportunity that all our communities deserve. It embraces the parts of the 20-year-old I-200 initiative that work well while recognizing what we can do better to address the challenges facing businesses, workers and students today.


"This is an important opportunity to build on the work of Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and others who have kept this issue in the spotlight for so many years. Once the Secretary of State validates the signatures, I will make it a priority to have it passed by the Legislature in the upcoming session.”

We are One Washington!

Join us in support of I-1000


• Washington State Democrats

read the resolution here

• Washington State Labor Council (WSLC)

• Democrats for Diversity and Inclusion (DDI)

• El Centro De La Raza

• Tabor 100

• Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)


• Faith Action Network (FAN)

• Washington State Civil Rights Coalition

• Tacoma/Pierce County Collective

• National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)

• Martin Luther King County Labor Council

• International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

• Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE)



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Tel: 206.701.4188 • email: info@yeson1000.com
Top Five (5) Contributors: Democrats for Diversity & Inclusion (DDI), TABOR 100, El Centro De La Raza, NAACP, & National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)