About Us

Voters for Fair Use of Ballot Referendum, aka Voters FUBR (pronounced foo'-bar), is a loose collection of individuals interested in plugging the hole in the constitution which allows laws to be immune from voter referendum. These individuals come from all over the state and from all over the political participation spectrum. Most active members volunteered to circulate petitions as soon as they heard about the effort.

Voters FUBR was founded in late 2012 by Bill Lucas of Ferndale. This is Lucas' second foray into local or state politics. In 1998 he was elected to Ferndale's Charter Revision Commission.

He became interested in the limits placed on referendums during the 2011-2012 legislative session, when several acts were passed with spending provisions that made it impossible for voters to challenge them. Among them were the change to Michigan's decades-old item pricing law, the redistricting following the 2010 census, the right-to-work law, and the (2nd) emergency manager law after the previous one was shot down in a November referendum.

Lucas has had a twenty year career in corporate computer systems. He is currently on leave. He has a BS in Biology and an MBA, both from Wayne State University. He is a lifelong Democrat.