The Referendum (referenda in its plural sense) is a tool all voters can use to veto a law that they don’t like, bypassing the State legislature to nullify a law they push without our approval. The referendum is a direct democracy tool to stop laws we don’t want. Voters can still vote for the laws to become law if they agree with them, but they also allow us to stop them.

Can you think of any laws passed in your state you would have liked to stop?

Where there are corrupt laws and the voters have the right to veto them, for us not to veto them is a crime against the republic. If there are any laws you want to end, become a member of Activism Truth and tell us what corrupt law you want to see vetoed in your State.

Referenda come in two forms.

Veto Referendums are either referenda that the legislature puts on the ballot to let the public decide, or they can be put on the ballot by the voters so citizens have the right to veto, ending legislation the state government enacted.

We can put pressure on our leaders to allow us to have referendums on the most important issues of our time, or do them ourselves.

These 26 states and their subdivisions of cities and counties have Referendum rights. 

  • Alaska and its subdivisions
  • Arizona and its subdivisions
  • Arkansas and its subdivisions
  • California and its subdivisions
  • Colorado and its subdivisions
  • Florida and its subdivisions
  • Idaho and its subdivisions
  • Illinois and its subdivisions
  • Maine and its subdivisions
  • Maryland (Veto referendum only)
  • Massachusetts and its subdivisions
  • Michigan and its subdivisions
  • Mississippi and its subdivisions
  • Missouri and its subdivisions
  • Montana and its subdivisions
  • Nebraska and its subdivisions
  • Nevada and its subdivisions
  • New Mexico (Veto referendum only)
  • North Dakota and its subdivisions
  • Ohio and its subdivisions
  • Oklahoma and its subdivisions
  • Oregon and its subdivisions
  • South Dakota and its subdivisions
  • Utah and its subdivisions
  • Washington and its subdivisions
  • Wyoming and its subdivisions

Washington D.C. the District of Columbia also has referenda rights.

Many other states not mentioned have local Initiative and Referendum rights, details will be presented in the near future.

In order to apply a referendum solution, a massive quantity of signatures must be collected immediately after the law we want to be referred to the voters is approved to become law by the legislature. The time limit and signature requirements hinder the people’s abilities to stop laws they don’t want. It takes fast action of community groups to organize and in most cases fund raise, in order to get the signatures necessary to qualify a referendum for the ballot. Therefore, this limitation is perhaps one of the top reasons why people must join RIPAC. When we have enough members, we won’t need to worry about time limits or signature requirements.

When enough people are organized for ballot propositions, every bad law that is ever passed in our areas can be called upon our members for a referendum veto. RIPAC is the organizational force for permanent ballot access. We can see if our members support a referendum against the law in question and with the  permanent ballot access network solution in place, we can qualify any and all referenda wanted by our members, effortlessly.

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