IdeaLog

How and why to prepare an amendment strategy

Posted on May 10, 2017

Many lawmakers and advocates work in states, cities and counties where there is no chance to enact progressive policy. The votes for equity and justice simply aren’t there. In that case, your efforts have...

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How to earn more media coverage

Posted on April 26, 2017

It is rare that major progressive legislation succeeds without a great deal of publicity. Plenty of special interest legislation passes in the dark, but our side needs the light. How do you get the...

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Build your policy coalition

Posted on April 12, 2017

[This is the sixth in a series of columns about best practices for state and local advocacy groups. The first five are about proactive legislation, a Resolution strategy, a 6-step multi-year advocacy program, how...

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PLI Bulletin

Amendment Strategy, Six Steps, Federal Threats and More

Posted on May 10, 2017

Continuity of Family Planning Services Act: Maryland recently became the first state to guarantee if the federal government cuts off Title X family planning funding to clinics that provide or refer for abortion services,...

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Fracking Prohibition, Internet Privacy, Regulating Drones and More

Posted on April 26, 2017

Fracking Prohibition Act: Hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” is an extremely dirty method of drilling for oil and gas. Numerous studies have found that fracking is linked to a wide variety of negative health...

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Internet Privacy Protection, Build a Policy Coalition, Effective Advocacy and More

Posted on April 13, 2017

Internet Privacy Protection Act: Conservatives in Washington recently overturned a Federal Communications Commission rule that was designed to stop Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling their customers’ browsing histories and other private information. Legislators...

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In the News

PLI Poll in Des Moines Register Op-Ed

Posted on April 24, 2017

Myths like ‘life begins at conception’ don’t belong in the law [In an op-ed about state legislation in Iowa…] Anti-abortion lawmakers may have won election on that platform in their districts, but they don’t speak...

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Story on Bustle

Posted on March 29, 2017

What Are “Abortion-Out-Loud” Bills? Advocates Have A Compelling New Strategy To Secure Access By Sarah Friedmann During a time seemingly dominated by attacks on women’s reproductive rights, pro-choice legislators are now adopting an exciting...

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News article on Rewire

Posted on March 28, 2017

Pro-Choice Michigan Lawmakers Ready to Go on Offense by Michelle D. Anderson “The best way to fight back is with a strong, sustained effort to drive proactive policies—and the public debate about such policies—in states,...

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