Equal Opportunity

For years, ballot measures have been used to target underrepresented communities and discourage civic engagement. Even when voters reject these harmful initiatives, they still drain resources that could be better spent advancing progressive policies. BISC works with partners to reduce the harm inflicted by ill-conceived initiatives and to support measures that ensure equal opportunity for all.

Click on a state to read more about ballot measures affecting equal opportunity.


  • Voter Restriction Amendment: Requires voters to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.


  • State Question 759: Bans affirmative action programs.

Proposed Initiatives Affecting Equal Opportunity