Media Releases February 24, 2023

NPR Spotlights the Fairness Project’s Record of Winning Progressive Ballot Measures in Red States

NPR highlighted the Fairness Project’s strong track record of supporting and winning ballot measure campaigns on progressive issues, primarily in red and purple states where popular policies have little to no chance of passing through conservative state legislatures.

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In the News February 22, 2023

Project Syndicate: Revitalizing American Democracy Where It Counts

There have also been recent successes with ballot measures for economic and social justice, owing to the work of the Fairness Project. Founded in 2015 by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, the project has won 31 of 33 ballot measures (affecting 18 million people) to raise wages, stop predatory payday lenders, expand health-care access, and more.

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In the News February 15, 2023

Stateline: As Abortion Measures Loom, GOP Raises New Barriers to Ballot Initiatives

Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, which backs progressive state ballot measures across the country, described last year’s abortion rights victories as “accelerant on an already burning fire.” But Hall also pointed to recent triumphs on issues such as Medicaid expansion and minimum wage hikes as driving factors.

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