Washington, DC – This week marks the end of the 2022 Mississippi legislative session, and lawmakers in Jackson failed to advance legislation that would have revived the process of direct democracy in the state.
WASHINGTON, DC — Voters in six states have approved citizen-led ballot measures to expand Medicaid, to provide health care coverage to more low-income adults under a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Lansing, MI – Today, Fairness Project supports the Michigan Reproductive Freedom for All campaign as they launch the signature collection phase of the ballot measure campaign to affirm the fundamental right of every Michigander to have reproductive freedom in the Michigan state constitution.
Lansing, MI – Today, Michigan for Fair Lending launched a ballot measure campaign aimed at capping interest rates on payday loans. Current law allows predatory payday lenders to charge more than 370% APR for small loans targeted at customers who are often in dire straits...
Kelly Hall, Executive Director of Fairness Project, published an op-ed in Slate highlighting an under-the-radar campaign by Republican-dominated state legislatures to shut down the citizen-driven ballot measure process.
While much of the media and advocacy attention has focused on these suppressive efforts, missing from the conversation is another pernicious and coordinated attempt to short-circuit democracy: the increasingly aggressive campaign by Republican-dominated state legislatures to shut down the citizen-driven ballot measure process.
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