See the Citizens’ Initiative Review in Salem

August 14, 2014

In just a few days, Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) panels will be convening in Salem to cut through the noise around two major issues on the Oregon ballot (Measure 90: Change in the Primary Elections Process and Measure 92: Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods).  We’d like to invite you to come watch the process in person.  

On Saturday, August 23rd, from 1:00-3:00pm you can watch citizen panelists question proponents and opponents of Measure more »

Oregon’s Citizens’ Initiative Review expands to Colorado

August 5, 2014

We’re feverishly working to get ready to facilitate citizen reviews of Open Primary and GMO labeling measures this fall, but I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the impact our work is having around the country.

The Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) has been giving Oregon voters information they can trust since 2010, and other states are taking notice. In fact, this fall we’re helping local organizations bring fact-based ballot measure analyses to … more »

Citizens to Review GMOs and Open Primary this Fall

July 16, 2014

This fall, everyday citizens will help cut through the noise on GMO labeling and open primaries.

In 2011, Oregon started a unique project to put citizen panels in charge of developing information about ballot measures to inform their fellow voters. This year, panels convened by Oregon’s official Citizens’ Initiative Review Commission will make recommendations on two of the most contentious issues on the November ballot:

Mandatory Labeling of GMOs: Requires food manufacturers, retailers to label … more »

Healthy Democracy is growing!

June 5, 2014

Check out our latest newsletter, sent Thursday, June 5 2014.

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Summer is upon us and Healthy Democracy is picking up speed ahead of the statewide Citizens’ Initiative Reviews.  We are very pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the team.  Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Jody Wiser and Adam Grabow.

Along with our expansion, this general … more »

CIR is an International Award Winner!

November 26, 2013

The Citizens’ Initiative Review, an Oregon-born project for evaluating ballot measures, has just won the International Association for Public Participation’s Award for North American Project of the Year… and then went on to also win the award for Project of the Year internationally.

We’re honored to see the Citizens’ Initiative Review recognized by the leading international organization for public participation. Our moderators, panelists, and supporters have done a tremendous amount of work to develop a … more »