This week, the New York Times covered recent efforts by conservative politicians to crack down on citizen-initiated ballot measures in order to block pro-choice legislation from being passed directly by voters.
In Latest Power Grab, Ohio Senate Advances Anti-Democratic Supermajority Requirement for Ballot Measures
In the latest attack on direct democracy, Ohio legislators on Wednesday voted to advance a supermajority threshold for future ballot measures, co-opting a tactic being pushed by extremist officials in multiple states to limit voters’ decision-making power.
National Media Cover Slew of Attacks on Ballot Measures Following Progressive Victories in Recent Cycles
In the wake of several attacks on direct democracy by state lawmakers this year, several media outlets have highlighted the Fairness Project and its work to defend ballot measures from extremist attacks.
Mississippi State Legislators Undermine Voting Rights, Refuse to Restore Direct Democracy for Second Straight Year
For the second straight legislative session, Mississippi state legislators have refused to restore the state’s ballot measure process — leaving voters without the right to put issues on the statewide ballot themselves.
We have witnessed millions of voters step up to carry the torch forward and expand health care access to as many Americans as possible.
On Friday, the Fairness Project was featured on NPR’s flagship news show, All Things Considered, which highlighted the nonpartisan nonprofit’s record of winning ballot measure campaigns on progressive issues in red and purple states.
NPR highlighted the Fairness Project’s strong track record of supporting and winning ballot measure campaigns on progressive issues, primarily in red and purple states where popular policies have little to no chance of passing through conservative state legislatures.
Stateline Covers Attacks On Ballot Measures In The Wake Of Progressive Victories On Health Care, Abortion, Minimum Wage
The Fairness Project is actively monitoring these attacks and has organized over $5.6 million since 2021 to fight back as part of its Ballot Measure Rescue Campaign.