YAKIMA — There’s no doubt that politics has become a full-contact sport these days. Nothing seems to be off-limits or out-of-bounds.

But the political shenanigans are just a smokescreen to keep Americans in the dark about their taxes, their elected officials and the ever-growing government bureaucracy. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Washington, D.C. or Washington state — the same veil is being thrown up in front of voters.

That’s why The Full Contact Activism Tour is under way across the state. And next Thursday, the tour hits Yakima. The only stop in Yakima County — the fifth on the tour — will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Howard Johnson’s, 9 N. Ninth St., Yakima.

The two hour program will feature initiative activist Tim Eyman and property rights activist Glen Morgan. Together, they will be talking about public disclosure, government transparency, the initiative process and the need for Washingtonians to get involved.

Morgan and Eyman say that if you’re tired of big government, big taxes and state and federal overreach, you’ll want to attend one of the tour stops. Like Eyman’s politics or not, attendance will be worthwhile.

East of the Cascades, residents often complain they are not heard in Olympia, that liberal politicos are destroying the state and that government is overstepping its authority. But residents continue to fail to take action.

The first step is to learn about ways to get involved and how to make a difference. And who better to learn from than the initiative guru himself?

The Full Contact Activism Tour hits the area just as election season kicks off. Take time to attend the program and learn how to make a difference.

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