Friday, July 28, 2017

Access for All!

If you are a King County voter, you may have heard about Access for All!  This initiative appears on the Primary ballot as Proposition 1.  With your support Proposition 1 will pass and help improve access to the Northwest Railway Museum.

Access for All will provide increased funding for arts, science and heritage education, and access for students and families throughout King County. With Access for All, we (all of us who live and work in King County) will invest in programs that change lives, give more kids access to the same opportunities and help our communities thrive.
The August 1 Primary asks King County voters to increase cultural access funding by raising the county sales tax 0.1 percent — just one penny for every $10 spent, or $30 a year for the average household. If approved, the result will increase funding for regional and community arts, science, and heritage institutions by about $70 million, which will be spent on programs including in-school education and free and reduced ticket programs for low-income and middle-class families.  

The Northwest Railway Museum is a regional organization based in King County, Washington, and a Yes vote will be particularly impactful. Yes on Proposition 1 will provide funding directly to the Museum to provide free and reduced admissions - especially for school groups - which will increase attendance and allow improved and expanded programming.  Interested in another perspective?  Check out this Op-Ed from Kent Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts.  So if you are a King County voter, the Museum urges you to vote YES on Proposition 1!

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