With conservatives in control of not only the U.S. Congress, but 68 of 98 state legislative chambers and 31 governorships, ballot measures are more important than ever. Indeed, in the states where conservatives control both legislative chambers and the governorship, ballot measures may be the only avenue for making progressive policy change.
Our cutting-edge research, training and strategic assistance helps ensure the best outcomes for progressive ballot-measure campaigns.
We work with partners to fight for the issues we believe in, including:
- Addressing economic inequality (including minimum wage & earned sick leave)
- Voting rights
- LGBT non-discrimination
- Women’s Health
Over the past 15 years, we’ve helped state-based organizations throughout the country defeat anti-choice, anti-tax and anti-LGBT measures, and win campaigns on the minimum wage, criminal justice reform and voting rights. In addition, one of BISC’s most important roles is as a critical link between the diverse progressive organizations and communities affected by ballot measures.