Last week, the New York Times Editorial Board drew attention to the crucial role of ballot measures in protecting abortion rights, calling to further explore direct democracy as a method to protect reproductive freedom.
"The editorial board is right. Ballot measures are a critical tool for voters to defend reproductive rights. But the editorial misses one big point: The window of opportunity to use them is already closing."
“We’re pretty close to the end” of expansion by way of citizen initiatives, said Kelly Hall, executive director of The Fairness Project, a national organization created to promote Medicaid expansion and other progressive goals through ballot initiatives.
"We’re honored to be able to support the workers, organizers, and voters who have fought to guarantee wage increases for workers this January."
NBC News: After string of abortion-rights wins, conservatives look to curtail the ballot measure process
“There are so many different ways this process can get disrupted or delayed or basically be terminated altogether. This is one of the most obvious,” said Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a nonprofit organization that helps progressive groups advance citizen-led ballot initiatives.
“This enables voters who feel their elected representatives are not prioritizing the issues that are important to them,” said Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a nonprofit organization that helps progressive groups advance citizen-led ballot initiatives.
The opportunity window to use ballot measures to codify abortion rights is already closing, unless we take urgent action.
Arizona Republic: Judge denies challenge to Proposition 209, which gives medical debt relief to Arizona consumers
At a time when inflation and the economy are of concern to U.S. voters, Proposition 209 attracted national attention as a test case for other states, according to the Fairness Project, a national nonprofit that funds, organizes and advocates for ballot measures and supported Proposition 209.