On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing propositions that passed across the country. Guests: Sam Rosenthal, political director at RootsAction and Hannah Ledford, campaigns director at The Fairness Project.
A liberal group, the Fairness Project, was behind a wave of successful ballot measures last week, capitalizing on the gap between voters and Republican lawmakers on issues like abortion and Medicaid expansion.
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Last week, Axios spotlighted the Fairness Project’s success over the past six years at the ballot box, helping local organizations to win ballot measure campaigns on issues that otherwise would have little chance of passing through state legislatures in deep red and purple states.
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That’s according to Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, which funds and organizes more progressive state ballot measure efforts across the country. The group helped pay for and oversee message testing for Michigan and Vermont as the campaigns were kicking into high gear this summer.
The Fairness Project cemented its status as a key driver of state health policies in the midterms, winning popular votes on ballot questions dealing with abortion rights, Medicaid expansion and medical debt.
“We now see a clear path forward for defending the right to choice: through ballot measures,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, a progressive group that helps organize ballot measures. “When voters have a chance to decide on this issue, they choose to protect their rights.”