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FAIR is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities and the governing bodies that serve them make smart investments in their future economic health, and encouraging collaborative decisions between local officials, taxpayers, businesses, and all stakeholders in the community.

FAIR (Fostering Accuracy, Involvement & Responsibility Inc.)

FAIR (Fostering Accuracy, Involvement & Responsibility Inc.) is a non-profit, non-partisan, statewide research and advocacy organization created to bring greater fairness and cooperation to Indiana's public construction referendum process. FAIR is dedicated to helping communities and the governing bodies that serve them make well-informed and smart investments in their future economic health by encouraging honest communication and collaborative decision making among local officials, taxpayers, businesses, and all stakeholders in the community.

What FAIR Believes

  • We believe that the changes to Indiana law regarding public facility construction were a well-intentioned attempt to give taxpayers a stronger voice in local decisions, but that those changes have led to unintended consequences.
  • We believe that it is in every voter’s best interest to be as well-informed as possible before casting a vote in a referendum, and to participate when given an opportunity to vote.
  • We believe that a referendum can provide a legitimate choice only when local voters are able to receive accurate information from both sides, so they may discern the truth.
  • We believe that a contentious referendum can create long-lasting scars in a community and presents that community in a negative way that may discourage private investment.
  • We believe that local elected officials and those they employ govern most effectively when they work collaboratively with stakeholders in the communities they serve.
  • We believe that local officials should be able to respond publicly to false and misleading statements made by opponents to facility projects, and should be allowed to express the reasons for, and benefits of, those projects.
  • We believe that sensible facility projects strengthen local economies, enhance local economic development efforts, and represent prudent investments in Indiana’s future.