In the News September 25, 2023

The Messenger: Advocates Launch Bid to Place Abortion Rights Measure on Arizona 2024 Ballot

The campaign needs to collect 383,923 valid signatures from voters by July 3 of next year in order to make the ballot, per a news release from the Fairness Project, a progressive nonprofit organization that is supporting this reproductive rights initiative along with similar ones across the country.

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Media Releases September 21, 2023

Abortion on the Ballot: Arizona Campaign Launches Signature Collection Effort for Nov. 2024 Amendment

Today, a groundbreaking campaign to put abortion on the ballot in Arizona announced the launch of its signature collection effort. The campaign, Arizona for Abortion Access, is seeking to enshrine access to abortion in the state’s constitution with an amendment that would go before voters in November 2024

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In the News September 13, 2023

AZ Central: Your ballot likely will have fewer ballot measures in 2024. Here are some reasons why

“For reproductive rights, neither of the things that passed in 2022 are likely to impact that,” said Hannah Ledford, deputy executive director and campaigns director from The Fairness Project, a national nonprofit that works to pass ballot measures on issues such as increasing the minimum wage.

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In the News August 31, 2023

The Hill: Direct democracy is saving abortion rights. Conservatives want it gone.

Since the Dobbs decision, and as advocates for reproductive freedom have sought to use the ballot measure process to protect their rights in more states, legislatures in red states are fired up to strip voters of their right to direct democracy. We saw it in Ohio, and we will no doubt see it again.

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In the News August 14, 2023

Associated Press: The failed Ohio amendment reflects Republican efforts nationally to restrict direct democracy

According to a recent report by the nonpartisan Fairness Project, Ohio and five other states where Republicans control the legislature — Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri and North Dakota — have either passed, attempted to pass or are currently working to pass expanded supermajority requirements for voters to approve statewide ballot measures.

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In the News August 10, 2023

CBS News: After Ohio Issue 1’s defeat, focus turns to abortion rights amendment on November ballot

"The 111-year-old process tried and true in Ohio will continue to be the process for this core issue that opponents of abortion have said they wanted returned to the states, and now this decision is going to be made by the state of Ohio and the voters of Ohio come November," Kelly Hall, executive director of The Fairness Project, told CBS News.

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