Save Local Restaurants, a coalition consisting of the International Franchise Association (IFA) along with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the U.S Chamber of Commerce is rapidly approaching a critical deadline for its ballot initiative to repeal the so-called FAST Act (Fast-food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act). After the FAST Act was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Labor Day, the coalition undertook an effort to put the question before the voters on the 2024 ballot. The 2024 ballot would be the first where the question could be placed before voters, and should the coalition succeed in getting the question qualified for the 2024 ballot, enforcement of the FAST Act would be postponed until after the voters have spoken on the issue. To get the measure qualified, the coalition must collect roughly 623,000 by a deadline of December 4, 2022 (90 days from the date of the enactment of the bill). The coalition has its work cut out for it and you can get more information on the effort here. If this law is allowed to stand in California, we can expect to see similar proposals surface in any number of other democratic trifecta states around the country.