Washington: 150 CSE Activists Storm the Capitol
More than 150 activists from around the state took the President’s Day holiday to attend Washington CSE’s third annual “Day at the Capitol,” and lobby their state legislators for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom. Prior to storming the Capitol building, the activists attended educational seminars on the state’s budget deficit and its lack of accountability, presented by Lynn Harsh of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation; on transportation issues, sponsored by Eric Montague of the Cascade Policy Institute; and on federal issues including energy security. A number of elected officials were also in attendance, including State House Minority Leader Clyde Ballard and State Senator Jim West, recipients of CSE’s Legislative Excellence Awards, who addressed the importance of citizen activism and the state’s current budget crises. CSE will also host a “Day at the Capitol,” in North Carolina, and is in the process of planning CSE similar events in several other states.