Majority Rules  is about democracy, both it’s strengths and weakness, and making it work. It is a call to action and a voice for progressive issues.

Steve Zemke is the principal blogger for Majority Rules. Steve lives in Seattle, Washington in the Northwest United States.

Steve also is the Director of Tax Sanity which is working to close tax loopholes and for progressive tax reform in Washington State and nationally. Tax Sanity is working to pass legislation to create a Tax Expenditure Budget which must be passed every year as part of the biennial budget appropriation process in Washington State.  Tax  Sanity’s website is www.taxsanity.org . They also have a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TaxSanity?ref=hl

Steve is also the Chair of Friends of Seattle Urban Forests. They have a facebook page called Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forests which can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Seattles-Urban-Forest/242265579134563?ref=hl. they are working to increase protection for trees and Seattle’s urban forest. Their website is www.friends.urbanforests.org.

He is  a Co-Chair of the Legislative Action Committee of the King County Democrats  as well as a past Chair of the King County Democrats in Washington State. He is active in Democratic politics.

Steve is currently serving on the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission.  He represents the wildlife biologist’s position.

Steve is also a Campaign Adviser to the WAmend campaign in Washington State to pass Initiative 735. See www.WAmend.org. Initiative 735 seeks a vote of the people in Nov 2016 to urge Congress to put a Constitutional Amendment back to the state to overturn Citizens United. The amendment would declare  that corporations are not people and money is not free speech but can be regulated and should be disclosed..

Steve has been involved in a number of statewide initiative campaigns in Washington State. These include:

Initiative-325 – Nuclear Safeguards Initiative

Initiative 61 – Returnable Beverage Container Initiative

Initiative 394 – the Don’t Bankrupt Washington Campaign to control WPPSS spending

Initiative 97 – Toxics Cleanup Campaign

Initiative 99  -for a Presidential Primary in Washington State

Initiative 547 – Keep Washington Liveable – for a Growth Management Act

Initiative 688 – Paycheck Protection Coalition for a minimum wage indexed to inflation




One response to “About

  1. Dear MajorityRules Blog,

    Where the 2011 Complete List of MDC Endorsements appears, it says that WA State Senate Joint Resolution 8206 was rejected, while we actually endorsed approval. Please make the correction. Please also include:

    Newcastle City Council
    Position 4, Frank Irigon

    Thank you for posting our endorsements.


    Justin Simmons
    President, MDC of Seattle

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