GSSR partners and senior research directors are proud to have played a role in helping clients to succeed in their election campaigns, in their public sector programs, and in their union or nonprofit advocacy efforts. A few key accomplishments include:
Helping to secure landmark wins for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples at the ballot in Maine and Washington State in 2012.
Defeating so-called “Partial Birth Abortion” bans in both Maine and in Washington State.
Helping elect the first woman as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Montana.
Helping the Oregon House regain its Democratic majority for the first time in 16 years.
In 2005 in Washington State, we helped defeat I-330, one of the few times in the nation that a ballot measure effort to cap medical malpractice lawsuit claims has been defeated.
Helping to pass more than 45 bond and tax measures for local schools, cities, and other agencies, raising more than $2 billion for vital public purposes.
Helping the American Lung Association earn public support for tough second-hand smoke restrictions in cities across California.
Early on, recognizing the tremendous impact of cell phones on the accuracy of phone surveys. That’s why we were one of the first firms to regularly conduct cell phone studies and surveys among a mix of landline and cell phone users.
Conducting first-of-its-kind research on building support for and understanding about transgender people and the policies affecting their lives, including health care, non-discrimination, and school inclusion and curriculum.
In 2008, helped elect Portland Oregon’s only woman City Commissioner.
Helping elect women to key offices including the U.S. Senate, Congress, California State Assembly, the Washington, Florida, Oregon, Maryland, and Illinois State House of Representatives, and the Washington, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Connecticut State Senate.
Helping to build public support for and pass the first two statewide laws in the nation allowing terminally ill adults the option for medical aid in dying, starting with Oregon in 1994 and Washington in 2007. In the last two years, our work has contributed to continuing wins in California and beyond.
We helped pass a marijuana decriminalization measure in Massachusetts in November 2008, and a medical marijuana measure in Michigan that same year.
In 2007, we helped pass Referendum 67 in Washington State, one of the few statewide referendums to pass there in the last century.
Helping to elect Denise Lynn Nappier as Connecticut State Treasurer in 1998, the first woman elected State Treasurer in Connecticut history, the first African-American woman elected State Treasurer in the United States, and the first African-American woman elected to any statewide office in Connecticut.