A Liberalization of Old Age Assistance Laws, Initiative 157
ballot proposition was on the November 7, 1944 statewide ballot
in the State of Washington
as an Initiative to the People
, where it was defeated.
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.
| Initiative 157|
|Yes|| 240,565|| 37.31%|
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.