The Protestant and Jewish leaders emphasized that I-1033 would make permanent reductions in public education and government services being felt across the state.
"The Legislature already made deep cuts in public services in the past legislative session due to the national recession," they wrote. "I-1033 will make Washington state's recession permanent, forcing even deeper cuts and locking them in for years to come.
"Public services are more important than ever when families lose jobs, lose health care and are otherwise economically stressed."
Predicted response from Tim Eyman: God is neither Jewish nor Protestant. Carry on.