Prop 8 Decision Could Cause Long Term Problems for Direct Democracy

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 12:20 pm

Most people are focused on the immediate impact of the Hollingsworth v. Perry decision, which will allow same-sex marriage to resume in California, but the legal justification for this decision could end up have the more important long term impact on the process of creating laws. It may weaken the power of direct democracy tools, like ballot initiatives.

 

FDL Membership Webinar Wednesday: Our Role in the 2012 Election

By: Monday May 9, 2011 3:15 pm

To help define what role Firedoglake should play in the 2012 election and beyond, on Wednesday, May 11, at 7:00 pm EDT, I plan, as part of the FDL members webinar series, to examine four basic electoral strategies that have been used by groups or organizations to influence the political process.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jamie Court, The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted For

By: Sunday November 14, 2010 1:59 pm

Don’t Hope– Get Mad and Do Something!

The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell might struck you first, as it did me, as a sort of ‘path not taken’ over the past political cycle, but its also a path forward. Jamie Court understands the political landscape, exactly what happened, and how it could have been avoided. This is not a book that wallows in being right, but instead focuses on where to go next. Ballot measures play a large role. Many of the activists here, having just come out of activist participation in the Marijuana initiatives, will gain from the insights of this book.

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