• Oregon

    Citizen panels studied Measure 90, which would institute a “Top Two” Primary system, and Measure 92, which would institute GMO labeling.

    The Citizens’ Initiative Review gives voters unbiased and factual information using a unique deliberative process based on hard evidence.

    Read their findings here.

  • Colorado

    Colorado’s first Citizens’ Initiative Review brought 20 voters together from around the state to deliberate about Proposition 105, a measure to require that foods containing genetically-modified ingredients to be labelled.

    Read the panel’s findings.

  • Arizona

    Arizona’s first Citizens’ Initiative Review brought together 20 Phoenix residents to study a measure that would change the city’s pension system.

    Read their results.

  • Does it Work?

    An independent academic research team found that the 2012 Citizens’ Initiative Review was unbiased and used by over half of voters.

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Morrison Institute

Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a leader in examining critical issues for Arizona and the region, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute uses nonpartisan research, analysis and public outreach to help improve the state’s quality of life.

Engaged Public

Engaged Public is a public policy strategy firm that provides innovative services to government, non-profits, foundations, and the private sector to create change in a complex public policy environment. Since 1998, Engaged Public has worked to create an honest, collaborative dialogue that includes civic leaders and citizens as the foundation for developing actionable strategies for better public policies.

The Civic Canopy

The Civic Canopy is a nonprofit organization that facilitates public processes using a model that focuses on results, includes relevant stakeholders in thoughtful dialogue, and develops action plans and structures for learning from the results— all within a culture of trust and collaboration!

Sep
25

CBS Denver: Citizens Group Hopes Its GMO Research Will Aid Voters

Citizens Group Hopes Its GMO Research Will Aid Voters

DENVER (CBS4) - A citizens group has pored over documents, statistics and facts related to November’s GMO-labeling ballot issue to help … more »

Sep
25

Arizona Republic: Independent group highlights pros, cons of Phoenix pension act

Independent group highlights pros, cons of Phoenix pension act

Dustin Gardiner, The Republic | azcentral.com 8:58 a.m. MST September 24, 2014

An independent group of Phoenix residents tasked with evaluating … more »

Sep
25

Morrison Institute hosts citizen’s initiative review to help inform Arizona voters

The State Press: Morrison Institute hosts citizen’s initiative review to help inform Arizona voters

ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy partnered … more »

Sep
25

Arizona Citizens’ Initiative Review a success

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Arizona successfully completed its inaugural Citizens’ Initiative Review, an award-winning citizen-participant project to help voters better understand the pros and cons of complex ballot issues.

For … more »

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