• 7 Questions with Tim Gibbs

    Oct 04, 2021 by Kara Yannotta

    Tim Gibbs

    7 Questions with Tim Gibbs

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  • Qualifying Ballot Measures

    Jun 14, 2021 by Sophie Thurber (she/her)

    Steps to qualifying ballot measures

    Qualifying ballot measures: Tips For Getting a measure on the Ballot

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  • 3 Digital Video Tips for A Ballot Measure Campaign

    Apr 15, 2019

    Four young adults standing in a circle looking at their phones,. Their faces are barely visible.

    Persuade and Educate the Public about Your Ballot Measure Campaign

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  • Progressive Campaigns Need to Take Risks in 2016

    Feb 16, 2015 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

    progressive campaigns

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  • BISC: The Future of Ballot Initiatives: Road Ahead

    Feb 12, 2015 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

    ballot initiatives

    Say Yes to Proactive Ballot Initiatives

    As someone who has been working on ballot initiatives for many years, the phrase “ballot initiatives of the future” makes me cringe. Ballot initiatives, for a long time, have put progressives on the defense, and many believe that future ballot initiatives only reveal a similarly bleak picture. Yes, there are a few notable exceptions (minimum wage, marijuana, and campaign finance) but for the most part, progressives have consistently played catch-up when it comes to ballot initiatives. As we attend BISC's Road Ahead conference I am reminded of how often ballot measures have been used as a means of advancing divisive, conservative issues.

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  • Qualifying a Ballot Measure

    Jan 02, 2014 by The Campaign Workshop

    Qualifying a Ballot Measure

    Qualifying a Ballot Measure Is Not Easy

    Sometimes the most difficult part of a ballot measure campaign is qualifying a ballot measure for the the ballot. Advocacy and political organizations alike have long used the ballot measure (or referendum, question, initiative, etc., depending on where you’re from) as a tool to advance their mission. It’s a way to get the public involved with your issue, and to show widespread support if successful. We’ve seen plenty of them here, from raising the tobacco tax to marriage equality and while the content of the initiatives differ, they all have one thing in common: they have to qualify.  Here are 7 tips on qualifying a ballot measure:

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