“If passed, these restrictions would further entrench minority rule in our political system and likely block popular policies from passing,” [Kelly Hall] told Bolts. “It’s absolutely essential that we protect the ballot measure tool so that people can continue to make progress when their elected officials will not.”
“Arizona definitely serves as a test case,” said Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a group that funds and organizes state ballot measure efforts across the country. “We do expect this to go on the ballot in other places, assuming this succeeds in Arizona.”
“We’re thrilled by this decision, which now allows voters to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade that Michiganders have had for the past 50 years,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, a group that campaigns for progressive ballot initiatives.
“Red states know that this is the one lever that reproductive rights advocates still have in many of these states — where we’ve lost both chambers of the legislature, we’ve lost the gubernatorial seats, and we don’t have very much hope in the court system,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the advocacy group The Fairness Project.
Vanity Fair: Abortion-Rights Advocates Vow to Fight Back After Michigan Republicans Block Ballot Measure
"This is not the end of the road for the Michigan constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights, but it is a demonstration of how deeply afraid anti-choice lawmakers are to see this issue on the ballot in November,” said Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a group that campaigns for progressive ballot initiatives.
Girl and the Gov Podcast: Kelly Hall of the Fairness Project & Amy Fitch Heacock of Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom
Our interviews touch on the various processes per state on jumpstarting a ballot measure, what the journeys look like for getting them on the ballot, direct democracy, petitioning, and so much more. Basically, welcome to ballot measure 101.
Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, told More Perfect Union that the Medicaid expansion push in South Dakota represents the “broadest coalition that we’ve had in any of these campaigns that we’ve worked on,” adding that it includes “a lot of people who are Republicans.”
Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, a progressive group that helps organize ballot measures, said the increasing polarization of state and federal politics is leaving voters with no other options to get their voices heard.