Protecting the Power of the Ballot Initiative: A Guide

January 15, 2020 in , , ,

The SiX Democracy Project is teaming up with the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) to help progressive legislators protect the ballot measure process and champion direct democracy. The resources below highlight why you, as a progressive legislator, should care about this important tool for change and how you can identify and disrupt common tactics conservatives […]

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Our 10 Favorite Moments from State Legislatures this Year

December 30, 2019 in , , , , ,

2019 was a big year in state legislatures. Important battles to strengthen our democracy, improve the lives of working families, advance reproductive freedom, defend civil rights, and protect the environment were won and lost in states across the nation. These battles impact the lives of Americans every day, yet so many of these stories never […]

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Health care costs, support for working people top concerns in new Michigan poll

December 5, 2019 in , , , ,

Key Findings from Michigan Statewide Polls for the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) reveal strong support for action on health care affordability, economic justice, and election security Voters support health care reforms and progressive economic initiatives A recent poll conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies for SiX shows that economic concerns around the skyrocketing cost of health […]

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Online Focus Group Results: North Carolinians’ Attitudes on Key Progressive Issues Strongly Positive

October 9, 2019 in , , ,

State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and the NC Budget and Tax Center (BTC) recently collaborated on an online focus group to test North Carolina voters’ attitudes on the state’s tax system, thoughts on public assistance programs, voting rights and other issues. This survey asked 150 white swing voters and 150 voters of color to provide their […]

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New Poll Finds Pennsylvanians Want Harrisburg to Advance Progressive Policies

August 26, 2019 in , , , ,

According to a poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and conducted by TargetSmart, Pennsylvania voters support a wide range of policies in the state to raise wages, strengthen our democracy, reform the criminal justice system, and protect the environment. Some highlights include: 62% of voters support raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to fifteen dollars […]

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Arizona Progressives Hold Steady and Stem Conservative Overreach

June 12, 2019 in , , ,

Progressive legislators stood strong in the 2019 legislative session and were able to continue to articulate the bold vision outlined in the Sunrise Agenda. Progressive discipline helped produce better policy outcomes on education, the environment and democracy for Arizonans.   In Defense of Democracy While progressives do not control either chamber, they were able to […]

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In Nevada: First Female Majority Legislature Makes Significant Progressive Gains in 2019

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In 2019, Nevada made history by becoming the first female majority legislature in the history of the United States. With this historic majority, the Nevada Legislature made momentous headway into improving our democracy and economy for working people. Through recently passed legislation, thousands of Nevadans will now have improved access to the ballot box and […]

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How to Support a Fair and Accurate Census

May 23, 2019 in ,

Why Does the 2020 Census Matter? Census data determine the allocation of more than $800 billion in annual federal funding and are often used in state and local policy making, decision making, and research. An inaccurate census in 2020 would jeopardize state funds for over 300 federal programs and compromise crucial supports for marginalized communities. Census data are also […]

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