Better Policy

Ballot initiatives allow citizens to enact meaningful policy changes that otherwise have little chance of being passed by politicians.Just like legislators, voters can pass bad laws or fail to pass good ones. But historically, voters have a far better record.

Large, diverse groups of independent people make better decisions. James Surowiecki’s award-winning book, The Wisdom of Crowds has shown how large groups of decision-makers more often yield better policy outcomes than unaccountable politicians.



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