IdeaLog

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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Drowning the American Dream

Posted on September 26, 2018

Successful politics is a matter of persuading Americans that “we” are on their side. That can’t be done if “we” assert facts that contradict the realities of their daily lives. For most persuadable Americans,...

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The Importance of Non-Verbal Persuasion

Posted on September 11, 2018

How do you spend most of your time when preparing to give a speech? If you are like most advocates and policymakers we’ve worked with, your answer is content or the words. You might even think the...

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PLI Bulletin

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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3D Printed Guns, Drowning the Dream, Talking about Government and More

Posted on September 26, 2018

Protection from 3D Printed Guns Act: A Texas company made an agreement with the federal government allowing it to make plans for 3D printed guns available on the Internet. Although a federal court has...

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Community Schools, Non-Verbal Persuasion, Teacher Pay and More

Posted on September 12, 2018

Resolution in Support of Community Schools: This resolution promotes community schools as a way to improve student achievement by providing services and programs that address out-of-school barriers to learning. The Resolution in Support of...

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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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