Washington Social Security and Unemployment Assistance, Initiative 157 (1944)
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I-157 was on the same ballot as the Liberalization of Old Age Assistance Laws by the Townsend Clubs, Initiative 158, which also was defeated.
Path to the ballot
Initiative 157 was filed on March 3, 1944.
Text on the Ballot
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.
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