IdeaLog

Cities can and must lead progressive policy

Posted on November 6, 2018

This is written from the National League of Cities annual Summit, this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. If you’re in L.A., please come visit us in the Exhibition Hall, booth number 530....

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How to persuade with questions

Posted on October 24, 2018

Persuasion is hard. And yet, it’s the whole point of politics. If we argue, whine or rant but never persuade, we have accomplished nothing. People are tough to persuade because cognitive biases skew human...

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Drowning the American Dream, Part 2

Posted on October 9, 2018

Our last blog argued that America’s rich and powerful have rigged the economic system over the past 40 years. As a result, average citizens have gotten nowhere while the top five-to-ten percent have taken...

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PLI Bulletin

Juvenile Justice, Progressive Cities, Ballot Initiatives and More

Posted on November 6, 2018

Juvenile Justice Reform Act: This model bill combines three reforms. First, it restricts the use of pretrial confinement to young offenders who actually pose a danger to society or where there is a realistic...

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Voting Machines, Community Schools, Best Cities and More

Posted on October 24, 2018

Voting Systems Reform Act: Our voting systems are under attack from both international cyber warriors and domestic right-wing partisans. The Voting Systems Reform Act would require all jurisdictions to defend themselves by using modern...

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Youth Voting, Health Care, Higher Education and More

Posted on October 10, 2018

Primary Voting at Age 17 Act: Young people usually vote at the lowest rates; we need to do more to engage them. The Primary Voting at Age 17 Act allows 17-year-olds to vote in...

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In the News

Community Schools Playbook

Posted on September 12, 2018

Around the country, educators, grassroots organizations, and policymakers are advancing comprehensive community schools as a powerful evidenced-based equity strategy. Together, they’re creating high-performing schools that serve as centers of community life, where educators, families,...

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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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