ballot initiative

Utahns took Medicaid expansion into their own hands at the ballot box last year. The GOP legislature took it right back.
Will the Golden State soon be gone? It sounds like California dreaming, but voters will now have to choose whether to split their state into three.
Our broken system thrives on quid pro quo campaign contributions, Super PAC expenditures and lobbyist schmoozing that are little more than legalized bribery.
Silver: Extremely successful. Taken all together, we saw thirteen important victories across the map. Represent.Us members
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America is in the midst of a dramatic shift in public opinion, one which began at least a decade ago and shows no signs of reversing any time soon. The concept of fully legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use must now actually be considered the mainstream opinion in America.
The lockdown on 3rd Party candidates and Democracy is further exemplified by the concession of the Presidential debates by the League of Women Voters to the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Every two years I'm asked my thoughts on the ballot issues. This year we have more proposals than usual, but my insight has not expanded accordingly. So I'm starting with those I most care about, and will get as far as I get. I expect you'll do the same.
There is a major political debate currently happening in many parts of this country, but the astonishing thing is that most politicians -- especially those on the national stage -- seem to want to pretend the debate doesn't even exist.
These women don't know each other, but they both understand the importance of hard work and the toll that financial instability
With less than 100 days until Election Day, Bernie Sanders supporters are looking beyond their candidate to the issues he championed in the first place. While their candidate may be out of the race, economic inequality -- which Sanders built his campaign around -- is still an issue worth fighting for all the way to November.
Rather than subverting workers' rights, unions should be democratic and member-driven. Rather than engaging in collusive backroom deals, a union should be open and transparent. Rather than tease and betray voters at the ballot box, a union should be forthright and honest.
Faced with what may be the most critical moral, civil rights and social justice issue of our time, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering asking voters to approve a tax to fund the fight against homelessness.
It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.
Even though New York got much of the attention (they actually scheduled their signing ceremony before California), the California law is much more interesting -- not so much for the statewide aspect, but rather for the way it was enacted.
The problem is, to date, very little has changed. Politicians talk about how we need to raise the wage, but have been unable to deliver. We have some hopeful allies who still think federal action is possible, and frankly, I hope they are right, but at The Fairness Project we are tired of waiting.
The initiative seeks to reintroduce parole hearings and early releases. If it passes, nonviolent felons will come up for parole once they complete the basic term for their original offense.
At this time of year, many of us will be taking time off to enjoy the holidays with loved ones. But for minimum wages workers, the holiday season often means longer days at their jobs. Even with the extra hours, employees still struggle to afford a happy holiday for their family.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take real action to improve the lives of others. Too often we accept inaction and current realities because we feel helpless or hopeless to make positive change.