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.
“It is a death by 1,000 cuts,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, an organization that focuses on economic and social justice ballot measures. “Very rarely do we see an attack on our democracy that is an outright ban on voting or on ballot measures.”
Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, told Axios: "All of these barriers may not feel like they're insurmountable, but just like the other accounts on voting rights, it's sort of cumulative, which makes using direct democracy harder."
“It's certainly the most ballot measures we've ever seen referred to curtail ballot measure access,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the liberal Fairness Project, which launched a $5 million effort last year to battle changes to the initiative process. “We have seen one per cycle, basically, and now we've already got six.”
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