Democrats to Push Minimum Wage Ballot Initiatives

By: Monday December 30, 2013 12:22 pm

Faced with a tough mid-term election Democrats have decided that increasing the minimum wage is the issue that will help them win the day and are planning to use ballot initiatives as a way to keep it in the forefront. From the New York Times: At the same time, Democratic campaign officials and liberal activists [...]

Prop 8 Decision Could Cause Long Term Problems for Direct Democracy

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 12:04 pm

Most people are focused on the immediate impact of the Hollingsworth v. Perry decision, which will allow same-sex marriage to resume in California, but the legal justification for this decision could end up have the more important long term impact on the process of creating laws. It may weaken the power of direct democracy tools, [...]

Ban on Corporate Campaign Donations Heading to DC Ballot

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 1:11 pm

This November the voters in our nation’s capital will likely have the opportunity to ban campaign donations by corporations to local politicians. The Group D.C. Public Trust recently turned in over 30,000 signature to get their initiative on the ballot this year. From D.C. Public Trust: Today, D.C. Public Trust, a grassroots organization of residents [...]

Minnesota: Ban on Same-Sex Marriage to Appear on 2012 Ballot

By: Monday May 23, 2011 10:33 am

In Minnesota, a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is going to appear on the 2012 ballot, where it will likely become a big focus of activism this election on both sides. From Minnesota Public Radio: A proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is headed for the state’s 2012 general election ballot. The Minnesota House voted [...]

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