• Ballot Measures | Go or No-Go Decisions

    Apr 25, 2019 by The Campaign Workshop

    Ballot measure decisions : Three paper airplanes flying in different directions. Two are black and one is neon yellow.

    Ballot Measure:  Deciding To Go On the Ballot- Go Or No-Go

    In today’s political climate of political partisanship and mistrust, constituents are turning to ballot measures process to bypass traditional government controls to pass legislation.

    Take some of the most notable ballot measures of recent years:

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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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  • Ballot Measure Polling

    Apr 11, 2019 by Claire Regan

    Ballot measure Polling  - pen checking off box in a row of  black square boxes

    Ballot Measure Polling - Can Help You Win

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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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