Grays Harbor PUD Commissioner Tom Casey was interviewed at the Sept. 27th League of Women Voters forum at the Washington Center. He very succinctly and powerfully explains the historic importance — for the entire state — of the Thurston Public Power Initiative.
As Thurston County reels under an unprecedented onslaught of campaign advertising and misinformation, one remark Commissioner Casey makes is especially timely. When surveyed about the effect of bringing public power to Grays Harbor, a commissioner in Grays Harbor in the Fifties answered simply, “We got the SOBs out of our politics. They no longer elect the city council, the county commissioners, the state legislators.” Casey added, “See how powerful that is?”
What kind of democracy can we expect, when corporations buy elections? We have a tremendous opportunity, not only to take control of vital community infrastructure, but also to strengthen our democratic system, and ensure the blessings of liberty for our grandchildren, and for theirs. Vote YES on Prop. #1!