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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

Initiative Campaigns Bridge Partisan Divides

Benjamin Case Convergence
Voters on opposite sides of the partisan divide agree on policy far more than we realize. Initiative campaigns can inform a strategy to win changes we need and build a base for people-centered power.

The Payday Playbook: How High Cost Lenders Fight to Stay Legal

Paul Kiel Pro Publica
Payday, installment and auto-title lenders have more than 1,400 locations in the state — about one store for every 4,100 Missourians. The average two-week payday loan, which is secured by the borrower’s next paycheck, carries an annual percentage rate of 455% in Missouri, more than 100 points higher than the national average. A coalition of faith groups, community organizations and labor unions decided to put forward the ballot initiative to cap rates at 36%.


Low Wage Workers Turning to Voters for Pay Raises

Wesley Lowery Los Angeles Times
When organizing drives prove unsuccessful, some groups of low-wage workers are using ballot initiatives to take their case to the voters. And they've been winning.
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