“I wish we could call it an absolute one to one proxy, but I think that this is a pretty encouraging and positive sign for everyone paying attention to the November race,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the progressive ballot measure group Fairness Project.
Last night, voters in Ohio decisively rejected a proposal from right-wing politicians and special interests to end majority rule in Ohio and preemptively block a constitutional amendment to defend reproductive rights.
"When faced with the choice of whether to allow politicians and special interests to consolidate power and strip voters of their rights, Ohioans fought back,” Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a group that campaigns for progressive ballot initiatives, said in a statement.
Kelly Hall, the executive director of the progressive ballot measure group Fairness Project, hailed the victory as an “incredibly profound and inspiring day for our democracy.” She said her national organization looks forward “to an aggressive campaign in the coming months” to protect Ohio abortion rights in November.
“Though these attacks on ballot measure processes did not begin with the abortion issue — they certainly predate Dobbs — it has been an accelerant and a motivator,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, which funds and organizes liberal state ballot measure efforts across the country.
“It is a resounding rejection of Issue 1, and it should serve as further embarrassment to the lawmakers who attempted this in the first place,” Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, told Rolling Stone on Tuesday night.
“The most direct impact will be on the reproductive rights ballot measure moving forward in Ohio towards this November's election,” said Executive Director of the Fairness Project Kelly Hall. “It is definitely a boon to that campaign to only have to win with a majority vote.”
“We’ve never seen this amount of spending or attention on an issue related to ballot measure processes and I can tell you it’s not because everyone inherently cares about what the rules are on ballot issues,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project.