Washington Minimum Grant for Social Security, Initiative 176 (1950)

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The Washington Minimum Grant for Social Security Initiative, also known as Initiative 176, was on the November 7, 1950 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased the minimum monthly grant for social security to $65.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 176 (1950)
Defeatedd No534,68977.03%
Yes 159,400 22.97%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act increasing to sixty-five dollars ($65.00) monthly the minimum grant to certain categories of public assistance, otherwise extending the Social Security program, and making a appropriation.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 176 was filed on April 20, 1950. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1950 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 11, 2013