We’re also thankful for the many nonprofits that worked on ballot measures this election season. These nonprofits demonstrated the sector’s strength by playing a crucial role in defeating numerous revenue cutting ballot measures.
- The Colorado Nonprofit Association worked to help Colorado voters reject three ballot measures that would have cut vital services provided by nonprofits and local government.
- In Massachusetts, MassVOTE, the Providers’ Council, and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network rallied voters to preserve funds for economic development and education by voting "No" on a rollback in state sales tax that would have cut over $3 billion from the state budget.
- Arizona nonprofits were part of an effort that overwhelmingly defeated a proposed repeal of the First Things First program, which provides funding to early childhood development and health programs.
- In Montana, nonprofits like NeighborWorks Montana helped pass a measure capping interest rates at 36% on payday loans that were typically 300% or more.
In honor of Thanksgiving, make sure to thank your favorite nonprofit for the hard work they do year-round!
You can find a full list of Nonprofit VOTE's 2010 partners here.