IdeaLog

The media is bungling the facts about immigration

Posted on July 18, 2018

The media is doing a particularly lousy job of covering the Trump Administration’s persecution of non-white immigrants. Although there are plenty of well-researched stories about the horrors of “zero tolerance,” family separation and imprisoning...

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Supreme Court will likely put legislators in charge of abortion rights

Posted on July 4, 2018

While our abortion rights allies try to make the best of the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation battle, we must prepare for the likelihood that the nominee will be confirmed and that Roe v. Wade...

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Both race and class are essential in a progressive narrative

Posted on June 20, 2018

If there is one certainty about the 2018 General Elections, it’s that the debate will be ugly. Donald Trump will be a central issue, whether or not local candidates want that. There will be...

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PLI Bulletin

Wage Theft, Immigration Facts, Voter Turnout and More

Posted on July 18, 2018

Wage Theft Prohibition Acts: All states and many cities have the power to ban wage theft. The National Employment Law Project has a comprehensive booklet providing a wide variety of approaches. Four of the...

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Civil Rights, Living Wage, Pharma Terms and More

Posted on July 3, 2018

Living Wage Act: Although most cities, towns and counties cannot set a minimum wage for all workers, they can and should legislate a minimum wage for their own employees and contractors. The Living Wage...

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Subsidized Jobs Act, Progressive Narrative, City Energy Efficiency and More

Posted on June 19, 2018

Minimum Standards for Subsidized Jobs Act: Every year, cities and states award billions of dollars in subsidies to companies that create poverty-level jobs which, perversely, increase the need for government services, including public assistance...

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In the News

PLI in Rewire on Justice Kennedy’s retirement

Posted on June 29, 2018

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Leave Abortion Rights Up to State Lawmakers Jun 29, 2018  Lauren Holter U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement could mean the end of Roe v. Wade if President Donald Trump holds true...

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PLI quoted on Justice Kennedy’s retirement

Posted on June 29, 2018

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Have Big Implications For Abortion Rights In Texas By ASHLEY LOPEZ • JUN 28, 2018 Abortion rights advocates in Texas say the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy raises the stakes for...

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PLI quoted in Rewire about protecting Roe

Posted on March 22, 2018

New York Could Become the Latest State to Solidify ‘Roe’ Protections as Trump Looms by Auditi Guha The New York State Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Act passed last week, the latest step in a nationwide effort by...

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