“It's certainly the most ballot measures we've ever seen referred to curtail ballot measure access,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the liberal Fairness Project, which launched a $5 million effort last year to battle changes to the initiative process. “We have seen one per cycle, basically, and now we've already got six.”
Fairness Project and Democracy Forward Support Voters’ Lawsuit Challenging South Dakota Initiative That Weakens Ballot Measures
Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Today, voters in South Dakota filed a lawsuit against Proposed Constitutional Amendment C, alleging that Amendment C violates the state’s constitution. The suit explains that Amendment C is an attempt to aggregate votes by forcing South Dakota voters to cast one vote to decide two distinct issues. The proposed amendment
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.