Jan 17 - Attempt to Overturn Seattle Bag Ban Falls Flat

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It's confirmed—the self-proclaimed "crazy" (and we won’t argue with that) man who was trying to get enough signatures for a voter referendum of the Seattle bag ban has failed. The ban goes into effect this coming July.

According to the Seattle Times, the Seattle resident needed 16,000 signatures by today to get it on this summer's ballot. He reportedly collected roughly 2,000-3,000 signatures only.

The man was trying to repeat history--Seattle’s first bag ordinance, passed in 2008, was overturned the following year. Read more about why this latest attempt to stop the Seattle bag ban failed on our blog.

Take action and send in support letters for other plastic bag ordinances here.