#Refer2404 For Arizona

keep referendums possible

Join the movement to protect
the right to citizens' initiatives and referendums

In March of 2017, the Arizona legislature passed a bill that sets the financial bar for initiatives and referendums higher than ever before. If we don't stop it, HB2404 will silence ordinary people by ensuring that only the most financially privileged people can place measures on the ballot.

Constitutional Right

Initiative and referendum are the very first enumerated power of the very first enumerated branch in the Arizona Constitution and guarded from executive and legislative veto.

Equality Under the Law

Since it doesn't apply to candidate petitions, HB2404 creates an inequality between citizens and politicians that places us at a political disadvantage.

Bottom Up Government

Ordinary people in the State of Arizona were intended by its founders to be the most powerful branch of government, and we should keep it that way.

Abuse of Power

HB2404 is another in a series of patterned behavior by the GOP controlled legislature for whom political challenges are an inconvenience. Enough is enough.

Frontier Spirit

Arizona's political heritage is rich with triumphs of the people going back to our very first successful initiative in 1912, which gave women the right to vote.

Keep Good Jobs

Circulating petitions is not easy, and the people who do it deserve their pay. HB2404 robs them of the fair value of their work and replaces it with a low hourly wage.

Press Coverage

The passage of HB2404 by the legislature and subsequent pushback by our campaign has received quite a bit of coverage.

  • US News/Associated Press - 3/30/2017
  • KJZZ 91.5 - 3/31/2017
  • Article by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, The Daily Courier (Prescott) - 4/01/2017
  • Paradise Valley Independent - 4/3/2017
  • Progressive Voices Podcast w/ Scott & Cara Prior - 4/7/2017

View our latest press release here.

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