Ballot Initiatives and Referenda:
We take pride not only in winning but in helping our clients change society. Bannon Communications Research has won many hard fought ballot campaigns.
The hardest thing to do is to get voters to raise their own taxes to pay for vital public services. However, BCR has helped groups win tax increases for the Milwaukee Area Technical Colleges, the public libraries in Jefferson County, Kentucky and the public hospital in King County, Washington.
In Minnesota, we helped Minnesotans for Better Roads and Transit pass an amendment to the state constitution that dedicated license plate fees to funding mass transit and road repairs.
Working with the League of Women Voters, ACORN and the Fund for Public Interest Research, BCR helped win referenda in Missouri, Montana and Oregon that established limits on corporate and individual campaign contributions.
We also helped the Clean Elections Fund in Maine establish public funding of political campaigns.
In Manchester, New Hampshire, BCR worked with the National Education Association to defeat a proposal to privatize public schools in the city.
In Massachusetts, BCR helped the AFL-CIO defeat a referendum that would have abolished the state prevailing wage law.