BISC Road Ahead ’22 Conference

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April 8, 2022

Juan Fortenberry
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The only conference in the country dedicated to ballot measures offers the progressive community three days of programming and groundbreaking insights from movement leaders, organizers, and advocates working together to use ballot measures to build power and be a tool for liberation.


LAS VEGAS, NV – From April 12th to the 14th, the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) will return to Las Vegas, Nevada after two years for its annual Road Ahead conference. The conference is the progressive community’s only conference dedicated solely to ballot measures.

Road Ahead attendees come from all corners of the country and all parts of the progressive community. What unites them all is a desire to use ballot measures as a vehicle for social change.

The Road Ahead 2022 agenda includes two keynotes – Arizona State Senator, Raquel Terán speaking on “Redesigning and Defending Democracy” and Renee Bracey Sherman speaking on “Liberating Democracy Through Abortion”. The agenda also includes an analysis of the 2022 ballot measure landscape, ballot measure training sessions, and breakouts that address topics such as “Defending Direct Democracy” to “Transforming Public Safety” and “Reproductive Justice.”

The conference brings together some of the brightest progressive minds to foster new connections, share ideas, and strategize through its panel discussions, and “Digging Deeper” strategy sessions. 

This year’s conference comes at a critical time in our democracy. In recent years, some politicians have tried to block ballot initiatives that voters already approved. Given the escalating efforts to undermine the Will of the People, Road Ahead ‘22 serves as a meaningful space for those whose work in the ballot measure, progressive organizing space to hone their ballot measure campaign skills, network, refine ideas, and lay the groundwork for abundant new partnerships in their own communities and nation-wide, all focused on utilizing the ballot measure process as a tool to bring about change, and defend the Will of the People. This year’s conference will take place both in-person and online, with the in-person gathering following strict COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, BISC’s Executive Director, will be available the week of April 18th—after the conclusion of the conference—to speak with reporters about progress made during the event, the path forward for protecting the ballot initiative process, and empowering partners to achieve social change through this fundamental tool of direct democracy. 

You can also follow the conference tweets using hashtag #RoadAhead22