Jeannie Berg

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Jeannie Berg is the former director of the Oregon Voter Education Project. She is a contributor to "Blue Oregon," a progressive Oregon-based website, where it is reported that she worked as a political organizer for SEIU, did research on Bill Sizemore and "advis(ed) campaigns in several states on creative techniques to oppose initiatives during signature gathering."[1]

In 2000, Berg was employed as an analyst by the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center.[2]

Voter Education Project

Oregon's Voter Education Project was headed by Berg and funded by "public and private labor unions and other sources."[3]

States where Berg has been active

Massachusetts

Berg testified in an October 2005 legislative hearing in Massachusetts, suggesting additional restrictions on laws governing the initiative process in Massachusetts "including a regulation that signature collectors be paid a stipend or hourly wage to stop them from being motivated by the number of signatures collected."[4]

Nebraska

Berg was paid $4,000 on June 30, 2006 as a "training consultant" by the group conducting a petition blocking effort to keep a 2006 TABOR measure off the ballot in Nebraska.[5]

Nevada

Berg was paid $14,559.38 between July 11 and August 1, 2006 by Nevadans for Nevada, the group conducting a petition blocking effort to keep the Tax and Spending Control Initiative off the ballot in Nevada.[6]

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Journal Record reported on July 13, 2006 that Berg had been hired in Oklahoma during the petition drive for the Oklahoma Stop Overspending Initiative by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and other groups to supervise individuals who were monitoring the signature-gathering process.[7]

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