“We can’t build a strong economy on a falling wage floor. Workers are also consumers, and businesses need customers who can afford what they are selling. The success of ballot measures in Red states in 2014 sent a clear message: Americans across the political spectrum want to raise the minimum wage. We look forward to partnering with The Fairness Project in states where broad coalitions including business can work together to raise the minimum wage and grow jobs.”Holly Sklar, CEO, Business for a Fair Minimum Wage
Igniting a Voter-Powered Movement.
Americans Without Health Care Need Our Help
Laurie Scop resides in Florida where she is working to make sure the voices of Americans without health care are heard. Below is her story.
Millions of Americans continue to go without access to affordable health care, they are hurting, and we need to start listening. I’ve faced severe disease myself, and I nearly lost my life. I’ve also been malnourished and rushed to the hospital because I was unable to pay for my insurance and the food that I needed to survive.
We can’t keep forcing human beings into making choices like this. We have to speak up, organize, and be willing to take action when our elected leaders won’t.Read More
BILLION IN THE HANDS OF WORKERS Since January 1, 2017, thanks to ballot-box efforts to #raisethewage
Since 2016, no organization has a better track record of delivering results for workers at the ballot box. The Fairness Project has now won 16 out of its 17 statewide ballot campaigns, delivering health care and leave improvements for low-income Americans while putting billions into the pockets of workers. In just three years, we’ve delivered change for 15 million Americans, and we’re just getting started. Click on a state to learn more about our work.
“People who can’t afford to put food on the table or go see a doctor don’t have time to wait for politicians to solve our problems. We need real change, and we need it now. That’s why ballot initiatives are so important. They deliver results for families like mine.”Deborah Drake, Teacher's Aide, St. Louis, MO
“Creating systematic change isn’t easy. It doesn’t happen by mistake and can’t be created by one person or group. We are excited to work alongside The Fairness Project to support pro-worker and pro economic justice ballot initiatives that are happening across the nation.”Brian Kettenring, Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy
“Winning Medicaid expansion in red states like Utah, Idaho, and Nebraska was a complete game changer in the fight to expand health care, and none of it would have been possible without The Fairness Project. The message was simple, but poignant—Americans everywhere in this country want more health care —not less.”Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
“Ballot initiatives are an important tool that empower voters when Congress and state legislators have lost sight of the needs of our working families. We welcome The Fairness Project’s focus and effort to bolster minimum wage ballot initiatives and ensure voters can take another step toward economic security in their own lives and communities.”Paul Sonn, General Council and Program Director, National Employment Law Project
“Our partnership with The Fairness Project is the reason 90,000 more Nebraskans have health care. It brought together grassroots support, national resources and expertise, and a top-notch campaign team. It’s a model that works, and it’s one that I’d like to see us use again to make even more progress.”Nebraska State Sen. Adam Morfeld
One surprising outcome from the November 2018 mid-term elections was voter approval of ballot initiatives expanding Medicaid coverage in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah. These victories ...
The New Year is off to a fruitful start for millions of Americans. Some 5.3 million workers will be receiving higher pay starting Jan. 1 ...
The victories — which bring to 36 the number of states that have elected to expand Medicaid coverage — were the product of a model ...