In the News September 13, 2023

AZ Central: Your ballot likely will have fewer ballot measures in 2024. Here are some reasons why

“For reproductive rights, neither of the things that passed in 2022 are likely to impact that,” said Hannah Ledford, deputy executive director and campaigns director from The Fairness Project, a national nonprofit that works to pass ballot measures on issues such as increasing the minimum wage.

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In the News August 31, 2023

The Hill: Direct democracy is saving abortion rights. Conservatives want it gone.

Since the Dobbs decision, and as advocates for reproductive freedom have sought to use the ballot measure process to protect their rights in more states, legislatures in red states are fired up to strip voters of their right to direct democracy. We saw it in Ohio, and we will no doubt see it again.

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In the News August 14, 2023

Associated Press: The failed Ohio amendment reflects Republican efforts nationally to restrict direct democracy

According to a recent report by the nonpartisan Fairness Project, Ohio and five other states where Republicans control the legislature — Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri and North Dakota — have either passed, attempted to pass or are currently working to pass expanded supermajority requirements for voters to approve statewide ballot measures.

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In the News August 10, 2023

CBS News: After Ohio Issue 1’s defeat, focus turns to abortion rights amendment on November ballot

"The 111-year-old process tried and true in Ohio will continue to be the process for this core issue that opponents of abortion have said they wanted returned to the states, and now this decision is going to be made by the state of Ohio and the voters of Ohio come November," Kelly Hall, executive director of The Fairness Project, told CBS News.

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In the News August 9, 2023

Vanity Fair: Ohio’s Special Election Shows Abortion Is Still Driving People to the Polls

"When faced with the choice of whether to allow politicians and special interests to consolidate power and strip voters of their rights, Ohioans fought back,” Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a group that campaigns for progressive ballot initiatives, said in a statement.

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