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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center releases statement as Missouri becomes the 6th state expand Medicaid through ballot measures

08/05/2020

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center’s (BISC) Executive Director, Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, issued the following statement regarding the sweeping passage of a ballot measure to expand Medicaid in Missouri.

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BISC Announces New Staff Members and Restructure

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo,

07/16/2020

BISC Executive Director writes about staffing changes at the organization.

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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center releases statement following Oklahoma’s successful passage of Medicaid Expansion

07/01/2020

Today, Oklahoma became the first state to expand Medicaid coverage during this pandemic. In the midst of COVID-19, voters passed Measure 802, making Oklahoma the 37th state to expand Medicaid coverage for those who need it most.

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Welcome to the all-new hub for ballot measures

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo,

06/25/2020

Welcome to the all-new Ballot Initiative Strategy Center website! After months of planning and development, we’re proud to present you with not only a fresh new look, but also a hub for ballot initiative information.

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BISC releases statement on the importance of recognizing Juneteenth and Defending Black Lives

06/19/2020

Today, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center’s (BISC) Executive Director, Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, issued the following statement regarding the 155th Celebration of Juneteenth.

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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center releases statement recognizing Pride Month and the ongoing fight for equity and justice for all Americans

06/03/2020

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center’s (BISC) Executive Director, Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, issued the following statement today regarding the beginning of Pride Month

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BISC releases statement about the ongoing, state-sanctioned violence against the Black community

06/01/2020

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center’s (BISC) Executive Director, Chris Melody Fields Figueredo issued the following statement today about the recurring state-sanctioned violence and brutality against Black people by law enforcement

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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Releases Statement on Successful Portland Initiative to Fight Homelessness

05/20/2020

Portland voters delivered a resounding win for a powerful measure to fight homelessness in the Metro region. By approving $2.5 billion over the next decade to help the most vulnerable members of the Portland area, voters proved that even in times of crisis, ballot measures like 26-210 can make lasting change in any community.

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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center releases statement on SCOTUS’ DACA decision and rejection of the Trump administration’s racist agenda

06/18/2020

Earlier today, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center’s (BISC) Executive Director, Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, issued the following statement congratulating DACA recipients and immigration activists on their ceaseless efforts to defend DACA and immigrant youth.

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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center releases statement on Missouri lawmakers’ attack on fair maps, 2018 ‘Clean Missouri’ ballot measure

05/13/2020

Earlier today, Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, the executive director of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, released the following statement regarding the Missouri legislature’s latest attempt to overturn the Clean Missouri initiative passed by voters in 2018.

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In the face of uncertainty, direct democracy remains vital

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo,

Medium 04/10/2020

In the face of this public health crisis, our democracy may well be at stake. Despite what may feel like a bleak horizon, I have hope for our democracy and our future — let me tell you why.

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Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Releases Statement on Ballot Measure Work in Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

04/07/2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier today, Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, the Executive Director of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, released the following statement regarding the importance of continuing ballot initiatives even in the time of the coronavirus pandemic...

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