ann coleman

“Many people find the state voter initiative process invigorating. In reality, the referendum process can be used to confuse voters”

SOUNDBITES — “Many people find the state voter initiative process invigorating, especially compared to the corporate-dominated politics of Washington, D.C. In reality, the referendum process can be used to confuse voters and shape public debate in a way that’s far too limiting to achieve the fundamental changes needed to win full LGBT equality. And the same money and big players who dominate Washington politics have found a way to hijack the state referendum process, utilizing it as a way to illustrate that “the people” are not ready for progress.” —Ann Coleman, spokeswoman for Join the Impact Massachusetts, argues a state-by-state approach to equality is bunk