The Fairness Project also works with ballot initiative organizers across the country — Jenna Spinelle talked with Kelly about some of the issues they’re working on right now and some of the issues that could be heading to state and municipal ballots in the coming years.
“Ballot initiatives are a phenomenally powerful tool when there’s a disconnect between the popularity of an issue and what’s being enacted by politicians. And every poll in the country shows that disconnect when it comes to abortion rights,” said Fairness Project Executive Director Kelly Hall.
If abortion rights can win on the ballot in Kansas, “it is advocacy inspiring,” Kelly Hall says. “I hope that it is also politically inspiring for folks to not run away from this issue, no matter what corner of the country they’re in.”
“Now that abortion is no longer a federally guaranteed right, ballot measures will continue to be essential in the fight ahead,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, which is supporting citizen-initiated ballot measures to defend reproductive rights across the country in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in June.
“I think in this post-Dobbs moment, we are all coming to grips with just how wide the gulf is between what popular opinion is on where and how and when abortion should be legal," Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a group that campaigns for progressive ballot initiatives, said in an interview.
Kelly Hall, director of the Fairness Project which advocates for progressive policy via state-level ballot measures, told Jezebel ballot measures can often go ignored by voters who may vote for a candidate at the top of the ticket and not bother to vote for anyone or anything else.
State of Reform: Measure to cap interest rates for medical debt will likely be put on November ballot
Kelly Hall, Executive Director of the Fairness Project, a national advocacy organization for economic and social justice and a supporting organization of the act, released a statement in response to the ballot measure receiving enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.
One group behind the fight to build a state-by-state legal framework in support of reproductive rights is the Fairness Project, which has been working with pro-choice activists and local organizations to get measures on the ballots this fall.