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Florida Activists Aim To Put Abortion Rights on the Ballot

Regan McCarthy NPR
A Florida Supreme Court decision is expected to trigger a six-week ban passed by the Republican-led state legislature. But an effort is now underway to enshrine the right to abortion in Florida's constitution up to the point of fetal viability.

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%.
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