Case #58745
Respondent name: Let People Vote/ Reject R-88
Complainant name: Washington Fairness Campaign (James Williams)

The complaint alleged Let People Vote, a ballot measure committee opposing Referendum 88, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately report monetary expenditures or the receipt of in-kind contributions for security provided by the Proud Boys.

Volunteers (who are not paid by anyone in connection with the volunteer tasks they perform) may do certain campaign work without the Committee having to report the services as in-kind contributions. There is no indication the services provided by the Proud Boys are services the group typically provides for a fee.  

Based on these findings, staff has determined in this instance the alleged failure to timely and accurately report expenditures or in-kind contributions for security from the Proud Boys does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.  

PDC staff is reminding Let People Vote about the importance of clarifying what services will be provided when making agreements with volunteers who provide services outside the common volunteer functions listed in WAC 390-17-405, in accordance with PDC laws and rules.  

Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1). 

Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 11/07/2019)
Date opened: 10/16/2019
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240

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