Lisa Jurkovic and Sophia Forero were assigned to the same village in Hungary for their two years in the Peace Corps. During that time, Lisa met another Peace Corps volunteer, Nick, who left a lasting impact on both of their lives.
The idea behind a referendum is to give voters a direct voice in making their community better. These ballot questions can cover anything from stem-cell research to the fate of an empty lot. They may be binding or just advisory. Last month, referenda were on ballots in nine Chicago precincts.