Kelly Hall, the executive director of the progressive ballot measure group Fairness Project, hailed the victory as an “incredibly profound and inspiring day for our democracy.” She said her national organization looks forward “to an aggressive campaign in the coming months” to protect Ohio abortion rights in November.
“Though these attacks on ballot measure processes did not begin with the abortion issue — they certainly predate Dobbs — it has been an accelerant and a motivator,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, which funds and organizes liberal state ballot measure efforts across the country.
“It is a resounding rejection of Issue 1, and it should serve as further embarrassment to the lawmakers who attempted this in the first place,” Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, told Rolling Stone on Tuesday night.
“The most direct impact will be on the reproductive rights ballot measure moving forward in Ohio towards this November's election,” said Executive Director of the Fairness Project Kelly Hall. “It is definitely a boon to that campaign to only have to win with a majority vote.”
“We’ve never seen this amount of spending or attention on an issue related to ballot measure processes and I can tell you it’s not because everyone inherently cares about what the rules are on ballot issues,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project.
“It was about a direct connection with the abortion issue for many voters,” said Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, one of the leaders of the Ohio campaign against the proposal. “But there were many others who saw it as a power grab by some legislators."
“I think we have seen a pretty steady drumbeat of these attacks coming for ballot measures,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, which funds and organizes liberal state ballot measure efforts across the country.
The proposed amendment “is not about creating consensus”, argues Kelly Hall of the Fairness Project, a national non-profit group that supports liberal ballot initiatives and is campaigning against Ohio’s proposed change. Rather, “it’s a power grab by the legislature to make sure that more decisions remain in their hands.”