IdeaLog

Black families flee extended school year

Posted on February 14, 2018

School “reformers” have, for decades, promoted the idea of extending the number of school days per year, from the current norm of 180 days to 190 or 200. Yet for all their talk, there...

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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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You are the vanguard of the progressive movement

Posted on January 17, 2018

As we begin this crucial year, one that may determine the direction of American politics for decades to come, let us explain what we intend as the role played by the Public Leadership Institute....

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PLI Bulletin

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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Net Neutrality, Climate Change, Strategy Questions Answered and More

Posted on January 31, 2018

Climate Change Impact Assessment Act: Climate change will eventually affect every state and locality with more and worse hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, drought and wildfire. Some of these problems can be predicted and some of...

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Climate Alliance, How to Answer Tough Questions, New Message Framing and More

Posted on January 17, 2018

Climate Alliance Membership Act: Climate change is one of the most urgent issues in the world. Because Donald Trump opposes the Paris Accord, it is absolutely essential for states and localities to tackle the...

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In the News

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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45 Years After ‘Roe’: How to Turn Resistance Into Victory

Posted on January 22, 2018

Rewire by Gloria Totten The momentum from the Women’s March can’t stop on Election Day. As I stood in the middle of Boston Common last year, taking part in one of many Women’s March...

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