IdeaLog

Why we wrote our new messaging book

Posted on June 21, 2017

Available at this website and on Amazon in two weeks: Voicing Our Values: A messaging guide for policymakers and advocates, Third Edition. Most Americans are progressive on most issues. By margins of at least...

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Now is the time for bold progressive policies

Posted on June 6, 2017

This might seem like a strange time for us to make the case for progressives to go on offense in the fight over public policy. Voters are more polarized than ever, politics is as...

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Create a state or local Progressive Economic Platform

Posted on May 24, 2017

There is a true and politically compelling story about the American economy. The rich have spent decades rigging the system to benefit themselves at the expense of everyone else. Without any real knowledge at...

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PLI Bulletin

Ombudsman Act, Advocacy Campaign, Fair Pay and More

Posted on June 21, 2017

Community Service Ombudsman Act: At the city, county and state levels, nonprofit organizations provide a great deal of the social services that residents need. The Community Service Ombudsman Act creates an office of ombudsman...

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Job Piracy, Ban the Box, Climate Alliance and More

Posted on June 7, 2017

Job Piracy Cease Fire: Nobody likes job piracy (tax breaks and subsidies to attract individual companies) but people think there’s nothing you can do about it. They’re wrong. The Job Piracy Cease Fire Act...

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Progressive Economics, Non-Compete Clauses, How to Fight Back and More

Posted on May 24, 2017

Protection Against Unfair Non-Compete Clauses Act: There is widespread abuse of non-compete clauses in employment contracts—even fast food workers, personal care aides and janitors are being forced to sign them. States are starting to...

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In the News

PLI quoted in Newsweek

Posted on May 31, 2017

Texas Abortion Bill Could Criminalize People Who Help Women Get Terminations By Lucy Westcott A Texas bill that would ban the most common and safest second-trimester abortion procedure could also end up criminalizing anyone...

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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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