IdeaLog

A Resolution Strategy for Policy Advocates

Posted on February 15, 2017

Passing legislation is mostly about politics rather than policy. Progressives can have the greatest idea, backed up by a mountain of reports and an army of experts, and get nowhere near enacting it. At...

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Six reasons why advocates should champion proactive legislation

Posted on February 1, 2017

Generally, state legislators are happy to introduce bills that have little or no chance of enactment. City and county lawmakers also introduce such legislation, but with a little more caution depending on the customs...

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Ten Simple Rules for Policy Advocates

Posted on January 19, 2017

Dear lawmakers—We are creating new resources for advocates at the state and local levels. We’d appreciate your suggestions for improving our advice. PLEASE send any edits or additions to leadership@publicleadershipinstitute.org. Thanks! State and local...

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PLI Bulletin

Resolution Strategy, Hate Speech, Rx Pricing and More

Posted on February 15, 2017

Prescription Drug Fair Pricing Act: A coalition in Maryland has developed the strongest state prescription drug pricing legislation in the nation. It’s divided into two bills, one that prohibits price gouging and another that...

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The 100th Edition of the PLI Bulletin

Posted on February 1, 2017

Presidential Candidate Tax Return Disclosure Act: States decide the minimum qualifications for whether a candidate can appear on the ballot. Obviously, it is essential for presidential and vice-presidential candidates to make their tax returns...

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Protecting Obamacare, Fighting Privatization, Resisting the Radical Right and More

Posted on January 19, 2017

Health Care for All Assessment Act: Because of the right wing’s determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act, 32 million Americans are in danger of losing access to health insurance, with 18 million likely...

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In the News

PLI’s Aimee Arrambide in Newsweek

Posted on February 19, 2017

Texas Legislators Double Down, Break Glass Table, in Next Big Abortion Fight By Lucy Wescott Eight months after the Supreme Court struck down abortion restrictions in Texas, state legislators appear to be doubling down...

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Gloria Totten Op-Ed in Rewire

Posted on February 8, 2017

Abortion Rights Advocates Working to Turn the Tide in States and Localities Rewire, Feb 8, 2017, 6:35pm Gloria Totten A good offense really is the best defense. Many of us have been fixed to...

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News in Teen Vogue

Posted on January 25, 2017

Bills to Be Introduced in 18 States Protecting Reproductive Rights “We’re not going to stay on the defense and we’re not going to let the federal government drive abortion strategy in our state.” Jennifer...

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