Citizen Panel Releases Measure 92 Findings: Narrow Majority Oppose

August 25, 2014

Late yesterday evening, a cross-section of Oregon voters concluded their three-and-a-half day review of the Oregon Mandatory Labeling of GMOs Initiative, and released their findings and recommendations.

The panelists were closely divided, with a narrow majority (11 of 20) voting to oppose the measure. Their findings will appear in the Official Voters’ Guide this November.  A separate panel finished a review of Measure 90 on Wednesday, and a majority of that panel voted to oppose … more »

Citizen Panel Releases Measure 90 Findings: Majority Oppose

August 22, 2014

Late Wednesday evening, a cross-section of Oregon voters concluded their three-and-a-half day review of Ballot Measure 90, which would change Oregon’s primary elections process, and released their findings and recommendations.

A majority of the panelists (14/19) voted to oppose the measure, and their findings will appear in the Official Voters’ Guide this November.

A panelist from Eugene said, “I’m proud to be on the cutting edge of Oregon’s voting process. I think we’re going to … more »

Press Release: Award-winning voter project comes to Arizona

August 22, 2014

Posted: August 22, 2014

The Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University will conduct Arizona’s first Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR), a direct-democracy, citizen-participant project to help voters better understand complex ballot issues.

The CIR exercise will be held Sept. 18-21 at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix.

For the first time in more than three decades, there will be no voter initiative on the statewide ballot, so this first CIR project will … more »

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 »