Washington Social Security and Unemployment Assistance, Initiative 157 (1944)
The Washington Social Security and Unemployment Assistance Initiative, also known as Initiative 157, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have extended and enlarged social security and unemployment assistance programs.
|Washington Initiative 157 (1944)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||An act relating to Social Security and Unemployment Compensation; creating a Washington State Social Security Board and establishing a Washington State Social Security System; extending unemployment compensation benefits to include war veterans and certain governmental employees; enlarging, generally, the scope of unemployment benefits; liberalizing grants to the blind and senior citizens; directing a survey of cost and availability of medical care; prescribing duties of certain officers; defining certain terms; making an appropriation; repealing acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith and establishing effective dates.||”|
Path to the ballot
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1944 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington Initiatives to the People
State of Washington
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |