In the News October 16, 2023

Scripps News: Abortion votes are causing a divide on state ballots across the US

"Michigan voters were looking down the barrel of the possibility that a 1931 ban on abortion would go into effect if they didn't change their constitution to protect abortion rights," says Kelly Hall, executive director of The Fairness Project, a progressive group that organizes state ballot initiatives

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In the News September 25, 2023

The Messenger: Advocates Launch Bid to Place Abortion Rights Measure on Arizona 2024 Ballot

The campaign needs to collect 383,923 valid signatures from voters by July 3 of next year in order to make the ballot, per a news release from the Fairness Project, a progressive nonprofit organization that is supporting this reproductive rights initiative along with similar ones across the country.

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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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