Today, advocates from across Nebraska officially launched a groundbreaking campaign to boost the state economy and defend workers’ rights by enacting paid sick leave policy for thousands of workers. The campaign will next begin collecting signatures to qualify their ballot measure for the 2024 general election.
WATCH: New Ads Call Out Special Interests for Trying to Rewrite Ohio’s Constitution and Block Abortion Rights
The ads call attention to efforts from special interests and politicians to not only block voters from protecting reproductive freedom, but also permanently change the constitution and diminish voters’ rights.
Victory for Maine Workers: Landmark Paid Leave Policy Enacted Following Successful Signature-Collection Campaign
This win came after the Maine People’s Alliance collected more than 80,000 signatures to qualify a ballot measure on paid leave policy, after which the state legislature took action on this crucial issue in response to voters’ enthusiasm.
Today, a non-partisan, grassroots coalition in Ohio submitted more than 700,000 signatures from state residents in all 88 counties in an effort to qualify a critical ballot measure to defend reproductive rights.
Today, the One Person, One Vote campaign in Ohio launched an ad campaign in opposition to Issue 1, a proposal from the General Assemblyto require citizen-initiated ballot measures to pass by a supermajority of 60%.
‘Republicans Are Torching Democracy’: Rolling Stone Spotlights Attacks On Direct DemocracyRolling Stone Spotlights Attacks On Direct Democracy
This week, Rolling Stone covered the coordinated attack by conservative state legislators and special interests to crack down on citizen-initiated ballot measures in order to further restrict abortion rights.
The only question on the ballot is Issue 1, a proposal to require that 60% of voters approve citizen-initiated constitutional amendments, instead of a simple majority — meaning that a small group of voters would have control over such decisions.
This week, The New Yorker spotlighted how advocates for direct democracy, including the Fairness Project, are fighting back against to right-wing attacks on the ballot measure process in Ohio in advance of a proposed reproductive rights amendment this fall.