Elevate’s Fraudulent Attempt to Repeal Prop 414

On January 20 we filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to challenge Elevate’s initiative to repeal all the major provisions of the Flagstaff Minimum Wage Act. Not only did the circulators lie to voters when collecting petition signatures, but the initiative summary grossly misrepresented the “amendments” that Elevate and the Chamber are trying to put on the ballot. Elevate’s initiative proposes to decrease Flagstaff’s minimum wage, to eliminate the full minimum wage for tipped workers (guaranteed by Prop 414), and to remove important local enforcement provisions as well as community partnerships educating employees and employers. None of this was mentioned on their petition. We are asking the Court to disqualify the Elevate initiative from the ballot for its fraudulently collected signatures and deceitful initiative summary language.