Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund

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Washington state government is trying to drive me out of politics. Permanently.  

If they are successful, who will dare to run initiatives to keep them accountable? They will have unchecked power to run this state into the ground!

Fascism:  “A government system that forcibly suppresses opposition and criticism.”

My name is Tim Eyman.

I’m a battle tested conservative political activist. For 20 years, I’ve sponsored and qualified 16 statewide initiatives for a public vote. Voters have approved 10 of them. Those successful tax initiatives have saved taxpayers over $40 billion  so far. Liberals despise me because I am a relentless advocate for conservative values in such a liberal Seattle-centric state. And no matter how much they attack me, the initiatives we sponsor consistently win at the ballot box. It drives them crazy.

Why do I need help?

Washington state’s Attorney General — Democrat Bob Ferguson — is attacking me and my family.

This is the same Democrat AG who’s constantly suing President Trump (35 times), suing a grandmother for not doing the flowers at a gay wedding, suing a high school football coach for praying after games, and suing other conservatives.

Ferguson is running for governor in 2020 and he figures that suing conservatives like me will impress the crazy liberals in his party. His lawsuit against me seeks to impose on me a lifetime ban on all future political activity. That’s right — his stated purpose is to stop me from doing initiatives for the rest of my life. This is political persecution.

Last year at his splashy press conference, the AG announced he was going after me and wants a $2.1 million fine and a lifetime ban on all future political activity by me.

My attorney responded:

 “For all the heated rhetoric earlier today, this dispute is simple: whether two transactions from 5 years ago needed to be included on 2012’s campaign reports. The Attorney General believes they should, we do not. From the beginning, Mr. Eyman has made clear he did nothing wrong … It is chilling that the stated purpose of this action is to permanently bar him from participating in the political process in this State.”

Ferguson's legal costs are zero because taxpayers are paying for his lawyers…while I had to privately fund-raise to pay for mine.

FOR MORE DETAILED INFO: www.timdefense.com 

Listen to a recent Lars Larson radio interview with me here: 

Why should you help me?

If they are successful, who knows where they will stop! Who will dare to run initiatives to keep them accountable? They will have unchecked power to run this state into the ground!

If they destroy me, are you next?

Today, partisan government insiders are turning portions of the government into weapons of repression, attacking conservatives who speak out against them.

When the government targets someone like me with litigation, it doesn’t matter if you’re innocent or guilty, saint or sinner, the result is the same:  the process is the punishment.  

The costs are skyrocketing — they’re absolutely brutal.  Without your help, the AG will bankrupt me and my family. If that happens, it’ll be the end of government limiting initiatives in Washington state.

To fully understand why the AG is seeking a lifetime ban on all my future political activity, read this definitive column  which provides invaluable background information.

Beyond Sleazy

Ferguson has now subpoenaed my wife Karen to force her to be interrogated at an hours-long deposition, despite the legal protection of spousal privilege and the fact that she had no role whatsoever in any of my political efforts.

We’ve been married for 25 years. My wife is a strong woman who has faced indescribably difficult challenges in her life, so I know she’ll make it through it. But she’s a private person who focuses her energies on being a full-time mom to three great but challenging kids and being a wife to a husband who’s a 24/7/365 political activist. She’s got her hands full focusing on family, not politics.

Ferguson’s attack on my wife is deeply offensive. What he’s doing to her shows what a small, petty, soulless little man he is.

Here’s a little more about my family.

We Never Give Up. 

For two decades, we’ve built an incredibly effective team of heroic people who are committed to restraining the government’s insatiable tax appetite year after year. We’ve had a string of successes unparalleled in our state’s history. And we’ve shown that even our occasional setbacks never stop us from trying again. And again. And again  (read a great story about that here).

That persistence & experience & success must be terrifying to a power-hungry politician who’s gunning to be governor. Hence, his push for a lifetime ban and his harassment of my wife.

As soon as this witch hunt started, it was obvious it was gonna be brutally expensive and financially ruinous to me and my family. We don’t have the financial resources to fight this on our own.

If you are a conservative or a libertarian or a person who thinks that such things should not be allowed to continue, I ask for your support — because I’m in a battle with such forces right now, and with your help, I know we can win.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions: 

FOR MORE DETAILED INFO: www.timdefense.com

Now that the AG has forced me to file bankruptcy, I really need your help. There are no limits on how much can be given. Please do your best.  I really need your help.

Thank you very much for supporting me and my family during this very difficult time.  Your help is desperately needed and sincerely appreciated.

Warmest Regards,

Tim Eyman

P.S.  Seattle Times, July 7, 2018 :  “What I know is that State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is trying to drive me out of politics, permanently,” Eyman said.  “So you know what my reaction to that is?  It’s to become as politically active as I have ever been in my life.”  Here’s what I was referring to. 

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AG Ferguson must’ve been furious - his lawsuit drives me into bankruptcy, but then, one month later, our $30 Tabs Initiative qualified! His head must’ve exploded. Lifetime ban on my political activism reveals his true agenda. I’m clearly a threat: to kick-start signature drive for I-976, wife and I sold our retirement fund and loaned $500k. We had faith our supporters and the taxpayers would carry it forward and help us after. Whatever is said about me or done to me this year, nothing will prevent voters from bringing back $30 Tabs in November. So proud - we did it together. I love you all.

There’s 3 options to help me keep fighting Ferguson:

PayPal: contact us for link

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/Help-Tim-Eyman-Survive-Fund/donate

Mail in donation: Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund, 500 106th Ave NE #709, Bellevue, WA, 98004

Thanks to you, I’m still here and I’m still fighting. Background here: TimDefense.com
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