In the News April 23, 2023

The New York Times: Losing Ballot Issues on Abortion, G.O.P. Now Tries to Keep Them Off the Ballot

“There are a lot of elected officials leading state legislatures that are being unapologetic, brazen, relentless — choose your adjective — about the fact that they don’t care what voters think on this issue and that their ideological stance on this is going to dictate the outcome,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project.

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Media Releases April 20, 2023

In Latest Power Grab, Ohio Senate Advances Anti-Democratic Supermajority Requirement for Ballot Measures

In the latest attack on direct democracy, Ohio legislators on Wednesday voted to advance a supermajority threshold for future ballot measures, co-opting a tactic being pushed by extremist officials in multiple states to limit voters’ decision-making power.

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In the News April 3, 2023

CNN: Abortion foes take aim at ballot initiatives in next phase of post-Dobbs political fights

“Attacks, through state legislatures, on the ballot measure process have been pretty consistent and pretty aggressive for the last several (election) cycles,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project, which has helped pass progressive measures in red states.

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In the News March 28, 2023

The New York Times: ‘We’re Going Away’: A State’s Choice to Forgo Medicaid Funds Is Killing Hospitals

“This argument about rural hospital closures has been an incredibly compelling argument to voters,” said Kelly Hall, the executive director of the Fairness Project, a national nonprofit that has successfully pushed ballot measures to expand Medicaid in seven states.

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