September 27, 2019

The Fulcrum: Ballot initiatives are voters’ best tactics, so use them

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August 16, 2019

Ballot Access Group Says Referendum Roadblock Reflects National Trend

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July 3, 2019

Listen to BISC ED Chris Melody Fields Figueredo tell what’s on her heart when it comes to immigrant families trying to come to America and speaks about her family’s immigrant journey here in this episode of “Pod for the Cause.”

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July 2, 2019

The NRA steps into the fight against direct democracy (BISC quoted)

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April 27, 2019

The Assault on Direct Democracy (BISC quoted)

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April 16, 2019

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo and Karen Hobart Flynn of Common Cause co-wrote this USA Today opinion piece: Voters finally found a way to get things done and now politicians are thwarting them

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April 4, 2019

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in The Florida Phoenix: It’s not just Florida – politicians are trying to restrict citizen ballot initiatives all over the U.S.

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January 16, 2019

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in Governing magazine: Lawmakers Eye Changes to Ballot Measures — Passed and Future

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December 31, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in City Lab: Progressive Populism Roared Back In 2018

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December 20, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in Mother Jones: After Voters Passed Progressive Ballot Initiatives, GOP Legislatures Are Trying to Kill Future Ones

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December 19, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in Governing magazine: http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-conservative-voters-minimum-wage-medicaid.html

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December 6, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in HuffPost: State Legislatures Drag Their Feet On Voter-Approved Ballot Initiatives

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November 26, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in City Lab: The Ballot Initiative Returns to its Progressive, Populist Roots

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November 8, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in The Hill: Corporations spend big to defeat ballot measures

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October 18, 2018

Dana Laurent quoted in American Prospect: Democracy is on the Ballot

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October 24, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in The Nation: The Most Important Ballot Measures of 2018

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October 12, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figuredo quoted in City Lab: Where It’s Legal to Reverse the Vote of the People

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October 14, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo is quoted in Politico: Badass Grannies, activists push to clean up government

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November 7, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in Governing magazine: Where Voters Made It Easier, and Harder, to Vote in the Future

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October 9, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in HuffPost: The 6 Most Progressive Ballot Initiatives Of 2018

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October 2, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo is a guest on “Crush The Midterms” podcast

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September 11, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in The Hill: Redistricting reformers turn to ballot initiatives

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August 16, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in the AARP online magazine: State Ballot Measures in Midterms Range From Medicaid to Marijuana

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August 14, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in The Daily 202: By overturning ballot initiatives, more lawmakers are rejecting the will of their voters

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July 31, 2018

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo quoted in The Washington Post: The voters approved it. Should lawmakers erase the result? In D.C., a debate about democracy.

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August 8, 2018

Statement from the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Executive Director Chris Melody Fields Figueredo: “Missourians Vote to Repeal State’s Right to Work Law”

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June 27, 2018

Statement from the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Executive Director Chris Melody Fields Figueredo: “Supreme Court Ruling is a Blow to Workers”

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June 25, 2018

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Welcomes Chris Melody Fields Figueredo as its New Executive Director

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January 24, 2018

What Will Be on the Ballot in 2018? Ten Trends BISC is Watching

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April 24, 2017

The Resistance Beyond 100 Days

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January 19, 2017

Ballot Measures Will Play a Key Role in the Progressive Resistance

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November 16, 2016

Ballot Measures Are the Best Political Tool for Working Families

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November 9, 2016

Voters Approve Minimum Wage Ballot Measures from Coast to Coast

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October 19, 2016

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Releases First-of-its-Kind Data on California Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters

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February 3, 2016

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC), Supports Maine Minimum Wage and Public Education Initiatives on Ballot this November

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November 4, 2015

Voters support campaign finance reform and redistricting in off-year ballot initiatives

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October 26, 2015

Three initiatives to watch this November

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November 5, 2014

Ballot Measures Give Frustrated Voters a Chance to Make their Voices Heard

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October 15, 2014

Key voters prefer ballot measures to candidates

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June 29, 2018

BISCquick(er) June 25th – June 29th

BISCquick is the progressive community’s preeminent ballot measure news source.  Here are just some of this week’s headlines. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox every Friday, sign up here. Must Read It’s official! Californians will vote on twelve statewide initiatives this …

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June 22, 2018

BISCquick(er) June 18th – June 22nd

  BISCquick is the progressive community’s preeminent ballot measure news source.  Here are just some of this week’s headlines. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox every Friday, sign up here.   Must Reads   Democrats in the California Legislature and the …

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June 15, 2017

Direct Democracy in Danger

By Justine Sarver As legislative sessions end in states from Maine to Arizona, one dangerous trend has mostly flown under the radar: There is a coordinated, conservative attack on the ballot measure process throughout the country. While not available everywhere, the …

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September 26, 2016

Top Ballot Measures to Watch in 2016

Today, we are announcing the top ballot measures to watch in 2016. With 157 measures on the ballot in 35 states from Maine to Alaska – 74 of which are citizen initiatives – there are more citizen-initiated ballot measures for …

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February 26, 2016

A Winning Strategy for Working Families – February 26, 2016

Voter frustration has reached a tipping point in 2016. Polls continue to show that voters are concerned about the economy and the direction this country is going. The message is clear: Americans think our system is rigged, and economic inequality …

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December 28, 2015

Thinking Beyond One Election Cycle and a $10-Per-Hour Minimum Wage – April 23, 2014

Pundits and reporters all over the nation are in a rush to write a very particular story when it comes to the minimum wage. The question they keep asking is will minimum wage ballot measures help Democrats in the midterm …

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The Cost of Playing Defense on Women’s Health – July 9, 2014

Over the last 10 years, there have been 14 statewide ballot measures attacking women’s health. These attacks, taken as a whole, reveal an extremist position that voters have consistently rejected. Take for example, the so-called “personhood” laws. These laws are …

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Voters Choose Progressive Path on Ballot Measures – November 5, 2014

From the media coverage and pundit reactions to yesterday’s election results, you would think that progressives should just call it quits. No doubt what happened for Democrats across the country on Tuesday wasn’t ideal and there’s plenty of work still …

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