Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

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The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, or BISC, based in Washington, DC, advocates for progressive ballot measures and against conservative ballot measures.

BISC and petition blocking

Reporter Lisa Baker writes that at an AFL-CIO meeting in Oregon in 2001[1]:

At the event, BISC presenter Kelly Evans encouraged unions to run “signature blocking” campaigns—organized efforts to urge citizens not to sign ballot petitions that would harm progressive interests. She said such efforts "help build and mobilize your base," and "force your opposition to spend more money or volunteer hours gathering signatures."

See petition blocking.

Donations to Idaho ballot measures

In 2006, BISC donated $10,000 to the successful effort to defeat Idaho Protect Our Homes.[2]

Donations to Washington ballot measures

In 2006, BISC donates a total of $15,000 to two ballot measures that appeared on the November general election ballot in Washington.[3],[4]

External links


  2. Idaho Campaign Finance Disclosure Report
  3. Cit for Community Protection monetary contributions
  4. Washingtonians for Clean Energy monetary contributions