A group called the Fairness Project is launching a new campaign aiming to make ballot measures accessible across the country. Kelly Hall, the executive director of the organization, joins Tanya Rivero on CBSN to discuss their goals.
Washington, DC– This week, Politico spotlighted the Fairness Project’s effort to expand Medicaid in South Dakota.
Fairness Project Applauds South Dakota Signature Certification to Place Medicaid Expansion on 2022 Ballot
South Dakota Becomes Seventh State Where the Fairness Project has Advanced a Medicaid Expansion Ballot Measure
Nine States Where Fairness Project has Advanced a Minimum Wage Ballot Measure Will Get a Raise on January 1st.
Washington, DC– Fairness Project unveiled its new logo and website as the organization prepares to pass progressive ballot measures and defend direct democracy in states across the country during the 2022 election cycle.
We toss around the term "democracy is under attack" quite often without thinking too much, but one organization is actually stepping up to do something about it. The Fairness Project is a group that funds and organizes state ballot measures across the country.
Pierre, South Dakota – Today, the South Dakotans Decide Healthcare campaign submitted a petition, signed by 46,119 South Dakotans, to place Medicaid expansion on the ballot in 2022. South Dakota is one of 12 states that have not expanded health care coverage to more low-income adults under a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Washington, DC– Election Day 2021 resulted in another batch of wins for The Fairness Project, bringing its winning record to 23 out of 24 campaigns. This cycle, The Fairness Project helped voters secure a $15 minimum wage in Tucson, ensure real police accountability in Cleveland, and reject a Greg Abbott-backed anti-police reform measure in Austin.
Joel is joined by Kelly Hall, Executive Director for The Fairness Project to discuss her work on the issue of state ballot measures across the country. They discuss a new project that The Fairness Project is launching and broader geopolitical impacts of ballot measures, especially for progressives.