IdeaLog

How to meet with a lawmaker

Posted on March 15, 2017

[This is the fourth in a series of columns about best practices for state and local advocacy groups. The first three are about proactive legislation, a Resolution strategy, and a 6-step multi-year advocacy program.]...

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A Long-Term Advocacy Strategy That Works

Posted on February 28, 2017

[This column is related to the last one that laid out a “Resolution Strategy” for policy organizing. This digs deeper into the six-part program for advocacy described by Michael Pertschuk in The DeMarco Factor:...

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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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PLI Bulletin

Constitutional Rescission Resolution, Hold a Press Event, House Health Plan and More

Posted on March 15, 2017

Constitutional Convention Rescission Resolution: As a recent article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains, the right wing is (perhaps) only six states short of successfully calling a federal constitutional convention—and they’re...

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Student Assessments, Long-Term Advocacy, Women’s Agenda and More

Posted on March 2, 2017

Student Assessments for Deeper Learning Resolution: The federal Every Student Succeeds Act, enacted in 2016, empowers states to develop their own accountability systems. In order to give teachers the freedom to encourage deeper learning...

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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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In the News

News Report on Truthout

Posted on March 4, 2017

States and Cities Push Back on Reproductive Health Attacks By Katie Klabusich In the face of promises from the new administration and its congressional allies to make abortion and other reproductive health care less accessible,...

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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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