Citizen-led initiatives scored big wins in the midterms. But now this form of direct democracy is under attack.
In L.A., 1 percenters currently pay less than a 1 percent city tax on the mansions they make millions selling.
People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda.
On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections.
After making the case that universal preschool is even more important under the pandemic, advocates easily won the vote by a 64-36 margin.
A ballot measure to increase taxes on corporations with extreme gaps between CEO and median worker pay sailed through on a 65-35 margin.
On November 3, voters in many states and cities will weigh in on a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing worker and tenant protections.
Voters in several states passed measures to protect and expand the rights of people across the country.
Here’s how the key inequality-related ballot initiatives we were tracking turned out.
On Nov. 8, voters in many states will weigh in on a variety of inequality-related issues, from taxing the wealthy to price-gouging on drugs.
It’s hard to believe that President Bush will miss the message voters delivered on Election Day.