A left-leaning advocacy group called the Fairness Project has created a playbook for using ballot initiatives to go around GOP-led state legislatures. Since 2016, it has backed successful initiatives to raise the minimum wage and expand Medicaid.
Missourians for Constitutional Freedom Launch Volunteer Effort to Qualify Abortion Rights Ballot Measure
A grassroots coalition in Missouri, supported by the Fairness Project, launched a volunteer effort on Tuesday to qualify a ballot measure that would end the state’s cruel and extreme abortion ban.
Ahead of crucial ballot measure fights in 2024, the Fairness Project is hosting a virtual informational session for the public and press to learn more about issues on the ballot.
Missouri Joins Roster of States Where Citizens Are Fighting for Abortion Rights at the Ballot Box in 2024
Today, advocates for reproductive freedom announced the launch of a ballot measure campaign, backed by the Fairness Project, to end the extreme abortion ban in Missouri and guarantee that patients can make their own health decisions without interference from politicians.
Better Jobs for Alaska Launches Ballot Measure Campaign to Increase Minimum Wage, Secure Paid Sick Leave, and Protect Workers’ Freedom
Today, a groundbreaking campaign for workers’ rights in Alaska turned in more than 41,000 signatures to qualify a ballot measure for the 2024 general election. The Better Jobs for Alaska campaign, which is supported by the Fairness Project, far exceeded the requirement of 26,705 valid signatures.
On January 1, the minimum wage in several states will increase as a result of Fairness Project-backed ballot measure campaigns. While Congress has not passed a federal minimum wage increase since 2009, the Fairness Project has supported and won 10 ballot measure campaigns in several states and localities to raise the minimum wage.
“It’s hard to overstate the momentum, the wind that’s at the back of abortion rights advocates using ballot measures to pass constitutional amendments,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, a group that supports state ballot measure efforts.
“What we have learned from this growing drumbeat of opposition to citizen-initiated ballot measures from elected officials is that they continue to innovate, they continue to get more creative at how they want to deny voters the opportunity to vote on these questions,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project.
The Fairness Project today released its 2023 in Review memo, looking back at crucial ballot measure victories in Ohio this year and providing a preview for the next major fights in 2024.