Sarver, Justine

Justine Sarver is Executive Director of The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, the progressive community's only organization focused solely on ballot measures. In conjunction with national and state partners, BISC works to reform ballot-measure laws and support ballot measures that advance social and economic justice.

Governor Brown Should Sign Law to Reform Ballot Measures

By Justine Sarver
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

With the stroke of a pen, Governor Brown can start fixing California's broken ballot-measure system this week.

A bill that would ban paying per-signature "bounty" payments to petition signature-gatherers - Sen. Ellen Corbett's SB 168, which my organization is sponsoring - is on the Governor's desk now. The bill is good for California and I urge the governor to sign it.