On Election Day, the Fairness Project expanded its win record by securing six new ballot measure victories on key progressive policies to benefit working people in America, including campaigns to codify reproductive freedom in Michigan and Vermont, expand Medicaid in South Dakota, and raise the minimum wage in Nebraska to $15 an hour.
In a blow to for-profit lenders and predatory debt collectors, voters in Arizona overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure that will substantially rein in debt collection practices and protect working families burdened with medical debt.
In a win for patients, providers, farmers, small businesses, and thousands of working families, South Dakotans voted today to expand Medicaid, becoming the 40th state to do so since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2009.
In addition to defeating Issue 2, the Fairness Project led the charge to defeat a similar measure in South Dakota earlier this year that also would have required a supermajority for ballot measures.
MICHIGAN ABORTION RIGHTS MEASURE WINS: Voters Pass Constitutional Amendment Protecting the Right to Reproductive Freedom
“Despite swaths of disinformation, opposition spending, and outright lies from anti-choice extremists, our coalition succeeded to restore the protections of Roe for millions and guarantee reproductive rights for generations to come."
This success of the Raise the Wage Nebraska campaign, an effort supported by the Fairness Project, means that about 150,000 workers will see a raise starting next year — more than a fifth of the state’s workforce.
A Fairness Project-supported campaign, Vermont for Reproductive Liberty, was behind the effort to pass Prop 5. When race was called shortly before 10 p.m. ET, “Yes” votes were leading 76% to 24%.
BALLOT MEASURES TO WATCH: Voters Set to Decide on Abortion, Medicaid, Minimum Wage, Democracy and More on Election Day
The Fairness Project is backing eight ballot measure campaigns on key issues in 2022 and has won 24 ballot measure campaigns since 2016.