IdeaLog

How to build and use your volunteer base

Posted on March 28, 2017

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

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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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PLI Bulletin

Build a Volunteer Base, Worker-Friendly Policies, Carbon Pricing and More

Posted on March 29, 2017

Salary History Anti-Discrimination Act: In recent months Philadelphia became the first city and Massachusetts became the first state to ban employers from requesting a prospective employee’s salary history. The reason is that salary history...

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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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In the News

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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News article on Rewire

Posted on March 28, 2017

Pro-Choice Michigan Lawmakers Ready to Go on Offense by Michelle D. Anderson “The best way to fight back is with a strong, sustained effort to drive proactive policies—and the public debate about such policies—in states,...

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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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