Political Reform

Reforming the way politics works in America is a considerable task. It is, however, possible thanks to political reform passed in the early 1900s. At least 26 states have ballot initiatives and/or veto referendums. The pathway already exists for significant change in a majority of the states.

As for the other 24 states, legislation must work it's way through the system to allow citizens to create ballot initiatives and/or referendums. This is a long-haul process that will take a minimum of 6 years. Had we started 6 years ago, it could already be done.

Let's not let another 6, 12, or 20 years pass before we finally hold ourselves accountable for our government's actions. We already pay the price for their failures. They have little incentive to regulate themselves as they face no real consequence – only benefits.

How it works:

Check out information about your state below.

Alabama

Alabama has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Alaska

Alaska has a populous measure for initiated statutes only.

Don't worry! You can still advocate for a direct democracy initiative by contacting your local lawmakers and spreading the message.


Then help us spread the word about this project.

Arizona

Arizona has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (360,000) to be put on the ballot.


Arkansas

Arkansas has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (90,000) to be put on the ballot.


California

California has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (1,000) to be put on the ballot.


Colorado

Colorado has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (125,000) to be put on the ballot.


Connecticut

Connecticut has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Delaware

Delaware has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Florida

Florida has a populous measure for initiated amendments only.

Not bad - your state provides some ways for you to enact change directly.

Check out BALLOTPEDIA for information about your state's Initiated Constitutional Amendments process.

Georgia

Georgia has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Hawaii

Hawaii has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Idaho

Idaho has a populous measure for initiated statutes only.

Don't worry! You can still advocate for a direct democracy initiative by contacting your local lawmakers and spreading the message.


Then help us spread the word about this project.

Illinois

Illinois has a populous measure for initiated amendments only.

Not bad - your state provides some ways for you to enact change directly.

Check out BALLOTPEDIA for information about your state's Initiated Constitutional Amendments process.

Indiana

Indiana has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Iowa

Iowa has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Kansas

Kansas has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Kentucky

Kentucky has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Louisiana

Louisiana has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Maine

Maine has a populous measure for initiated statutes only.

Don't worry! You can still advocate for a direct democracy initiative by contacting your local lawmakers and spreading the message.


Then help us spread the word about this project.

Maryland

Maryland has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a populous measure for .

Michigan

Michigan has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (425,000) to be put on the ballot.


Minnesota

Minnesota has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Mississippi

Mississippi has a populous measure for initiated amendments only.

Not bad - your state provides some ways for you to enact change directly.

Check out BALLOTPEDIA for information about your state's Initiated Constitutional Amendments process.

Missouri

Missouri has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (175,000) to be put on the ballot.


Montana

Montana has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (65,000) to be put on the ballot.


Nebraska

Nebraska has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (130,000) to be put on the ballot.


Nevada

Nevada has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (145,000) to be put on the ballot.


New Hampshire

New Hampshire has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

New Jersey

New Jersey has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

New Mexico

New Mexico has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

New York

New York has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

North Carolina

North Carolina has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

North Dakota

North Dakota has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (35,000) to be put on the ballot.


Ohio

Ohio has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (445,000) to be put on the ballot.


Oklahoma

Oklahoma has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (180,000) to be put on the ballot.


Oregon

Oregon has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (150,000) to be put on the ballot.


Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Rhode Island

Rhode Island has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

South Carolina

South Carolina has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

South Dakota

South Dakota has a populous measure for initiated statutes and amendments.

Great news! This means YOU can advocate for a direct democracy initiative.

It requires signatures (35,000) to be put on the ballot.


Tennessee

Tennessee has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Texas

Texas has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Utah

Utah has a populous measure for initiated statutes only.

Don't worry! You can still advocate for a direct democracy initiative by contacting your local lawmakers and spreading the message.


Then help us spread the word about this project.

Vermont

Vermont has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Virginia

Virginia has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Washington

Washington has a populous measure for initiated statutes only.

Don't worry! You can still advocate for a direct democracy initiative by contacting your local lawmakers and spreading the message.


Then help us spread the word about this project.

West Virginia

West Virginia has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Wisconsin

Wisconsin has no populous measures.

This means you, the citizens, must contact lawmakers to encourage enacting a referendum process.

Just because your state does not have this now does not mean it is impossible. Tell your local lawmakers you want a referendum process where the people get to vote!

Wyoming

Wyoming has a populous measure for initiated statutes only.

Don't worry! You can still advocate for a direct democracy initiative by contacting your local lawmakers and spreading the message.


Then help us spread the word about this project.