Initiative and referendum information on the web
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NOTE: These links are provided for informational purposes only. NCSL does not endorse any of the organizations listed below.
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center - Seeks to build new funding, research, and training infrastructure to support progressive ballot measures.
California Voter Foundation - A non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to applying new technologies to provide the public with access to the information needed to participate in public life in a meaningful way.
Colorado's Future - An organization whose mission is to build public trust and improve public policy decision-making in a way that will build a better Colorado.
Delaware Initiative & Referendum Project - A citizens' group that seeks to implement I&R in Delaware.
Democracy by Initiative - Shaping California's Fourth Branch of Government (2nd edition)
Vote 411 - A project of the League of Women Voters that provides election information, including candidate and ballot issue info.
Healthy Democracy Oregon - Healthy Democracy Oregon is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the integrity of the ballot initiative process. Healthy Democracy Oregon (HDO) has created a valuable new public service called the Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR). The Citizens’ Initiative Review presents voters with clear, useful, and trustworthy evaluations of statewide ballot measures.
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Dedicated to protecting California's Prop. 13 and promoting taxpayers' rights.
Initiative & Referendum Institute - The Initiative & Referendum Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, educational and research organization that analyzes, promotes and defends the initiative and referendum process.
Initiative for Texas - a non-partisan project whose sole purpose is to obtain for Texans the right of direct binding initiative for state laws and constitutional amendments.
Making the Initiative Work for Oregon - A Portland City Club report on reforming the initiative, referendum, and referral systems in Oregon
National Direct Democracy Conference - This conference, sponsored by Center for Governmental Studies at the University of Virginia in June 2000, assembled a variety of perspectives to take a timely and comprehensive look at the many different aspects of the issue.
National Voter Outreach - NVO is a political consulting firm specializing in organizing signature drives to qualify issues and candidates for the ballot throughout the United States.
Political Resources Online - Links for issue and candidate campaigns.
Public Policy Institute of California - Includes numerous publications and surveys on the initiative process in California.
Portland City Club - A report on Oregon's initiative process released in 2008
Speaker's Commission on the California Initiative Project - A non-partisan commission formed by California State Assembly Speaker Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) to examine California's initiative process, recommend ways to improve the system and make it more responsive to voters.
What's Next California? - A deliberative poll for California's future.
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