A group called the Fairness Project is launching a new campaign aiming to make ballot measures accessible across the country. Kelly Hall, the executive director of the organization, joins Tanya Rivero on CBSN to discuss their goals.
The Fairness Project, which has previously used ballot measures on campaigns aimed at expanding Medicaid, adding more paid time off for workers and raising workers’ pay, is partnering with a handful of organizations on the initiative, called the Ballot Measure Rescue Campaign.
DEMOCRACY WATCH — The Fairness Project is launching a $5 million “Ballot Measure Rescue Campaign.” The initiative will fight efforts in state legislatures like Arkansas and South Dakota to make it harder for ballot measures to pass/take effect.
Kelly Hall joins The Great Battlefield podcast to talk about her career in progressive politics and her current role at The Fairness Project where they're using ballot measures to expand healthcare and increase the minimum wage and related efforts.
“Increasingly partisan state legislatures are realizing that the only way that they can hold onto power is by limiting who can vote and making it harder for people to vote on issues themselves,” said Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a progressive organization that has helped state groups organize ballot initiatives.
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