The unholy misuse of “freedom” of religion

Posted on March 15, 2018

The radical right is engaged in political warfare to impose fundamentalist Christianity on all Americans. To be more specific, they are trying to enact laws and policies to: Allow businesspeople to refuse service to...

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How to Argue for Stronger Gun Laws

Posted on February 23, 2018

Once again, we’re engaged in a debate over gun laws following a horrific massacre. The problem is not American public opinion. The highly-respected Quinnipiac University Poll reported on February 20 that Americans support universal...

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Seven questions answered on progressive strategy for 2018

Posted on January 31, 2018

Policy Director Bernie Horn was asked seven questions by The Campaign Workshop: What are the key issues that progressive lawmakers should be pushing in 2018, and how do you determine which legislation to urge...

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PLI Bulletin

Religious “Freedom,” Pharmacists Act, Environmental Justice and More

Posted on March 15, 2018

No Gag Rule on Pharmacists Act: This is one of the fastest-moving bills of 2018. Some health insurance and pharmacy benefits managers restrict pharmacists from telling customers how they can save money on certain...

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Assault Weapons Ban, Recording of Interrogations, Hacker-Proof Voting Myth and More

Posted on February 28, 2018

Electronic Recording of Interrogations Act: Every year, innocent people are jailed because of false confessions. Every state and locality with a police force can help protect the innocent and convict the guilty by mandating...

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Fair Chance Licensing, Extended School Year, Black Families Agenda and More

Posted on February 15, 2018

Fair Chance Licensing Act: More than 70 million Americans have a criminal record that may prevent them from obtaining a license to work in a wide variety of industries. The Fair Chance Licensing Act...

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In the News

PLI quoted in New York Times story on stun cuffs

Posted on March 12, 2018

To Control Inmates, Some Counties Try the Threat of Electric Shock by Jacey Fortin Many of the electric shock devices used by law enforcement are meant to be out of sight, but every once in...

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Letter to the Editor in the New York Times

Posted on February 11, 2018

In the Sunday New York Times To the Editor: We should not encourage lawmakers to decide where they stand on critical issues based on political expediency. Yet David Brooks tells Democrats that they should...

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Turning the Tables on the Abortion Fight

Posted on February 6, 2018

by Gloria Totten in Common Dreams When it comes to healthcare, it is only women and women’s health that is legislated so forcefully. Forty five years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision...

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