Invest in the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

BISC strengthens democracy by building a national progressive strategy for ballot measures.

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC), a 501(c)(4) organization, is the only progressive organization that works across the many policy, organizing and political organizations to analyze and support the ballot measure landscape. We work with local, state, and national groups to develop the best overall strategy, and support funders and partners to make the best investments. Our relationships with organizations and funders, whether they are focused on short-term campaigns or long-term movement building, makes us the only organization that bridges the many gaps in a crowded space.

We envision a future in which progressive have harnessed the power of ballot measures as proactive tools for success-- to increse civic engagement, enact forward-looking policies, and strengthen progressive infrastructure in key states. We can’t gamble on the possibility of redistricting and wait perhaps 10 years for state legislatures to return to a more balanced state of play in order to enact the changes we need in this country. That’s why we’re working with state and national partners to build a strategic, coordinated national ballot measure strategy.





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