Washington, DC — The Fairness Project today released its 2023 in Review memo, looking back at crucial ballot measure victories in Ohio this year and providing a preview for the next major fights in 2024. After securing wins to protect direct democracy and enshrine reproductive rights, the Fairness Project is looking ahead to more ballot measure fights on abortion, workers’ wages and benefits, predatory lending and more.

READ THE REPORT: The Fairness Project’s 2022 in Review

“In the past two years alone, voters have proven that ballot measures are a powerful force to create change — including defending reproductive freedom, protecting our democracy, and securing health care access for millions of people,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project. “The Fairness Project led two crucial campaigns in Ohio to victory, setting the stage for many more fights in battleground states in 2024. Alongside our track record of improving the lives of millions of working people through ballot measures, we are proud to be the leading organization defending direct democracy against extremists who want to dismantle it. We remain committed to building a movement to protect the ballot measure process so that voters can decide their own futures.”

In 2023, the Fairness Project was the central architect of the successful opposition campaign against an amendment that would have ended majority rule in Ohio and required all future ballot measures to win by 60%. In November, the Fairness Project was proud to contribute to every aspect of the successful Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights campaign, including fundraising, field, communications, vendor management, and strategy.

The Fairness Project supports ballot measure campaigns that directly impact and improve the lives of working people across the country, particularly in red and purple states where political gridlock and extremism has stymied progress. Since 2016, the Fairness Project has won 34 campaigns on issues such as Medicaid expansion, minimum wage, and paid leave, impacting tens of millions of people.

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