IdeaLog

Ideas for progressive state legislation

Posted on September 15, 2016

Here are just a few examples from the latest edition of the Progressive Agenda for States & Localities, including hyperlinks to model bills: Demilitarize the police More than 8,000 state and local police forces...

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20 Progressive Ordinances for Cities, Towns & Counties

Posted on September 1, 2016

For the moment, most state legislatures are controlled by conservatives and there’s not a lot that progressives can enact in those states. But most large cities, towns and counties are controlled by moderates or...

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Coming soon to your state—voter harassment and intimidation

Posted on August 17, 2016

Last Friday (August 12), Donald Trump told a nearly all-white crowd in Altoona, Pennsylvania that he was concerned about voter fraud in their state. In dog-whistle language he said he’d “heard some stories about...

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PLI Bulletin

Abortion Coverage Equity, 20 Progressive Bills, Coming Teacher Shortage and More

Posted on September 15, 2016

Abortion Coverage Equity Act: Although it is common practice for private insurance to cover abortion, most states block coverage in one way or another. For example, 33 states prohibit the use of Medicaid funds...

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Ordinances for Localities, Guns in Schools, Keys to Persuasion and More

Posted on September 1, 2016

Help Drug Offenders Act: A 1996 federal law allows states to decide if people who are convicted of drug felonies should be eligible for food stamps or TANF. There is a recent trend toward...

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Fair Pay Act, How to Lobby, College Funding Cuts and More

Posted on August 18, 2016

Fair Pay Act: Massachusetts just enacted SB 2119, one of the strongest equal pay laws in the country. Starting in July 2018, employers cannot engage in wage discrimination for the same or “comparable” positions,...

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In the News

Op-Ed in the Austin American-Stateman

Posted on July 11, 2016

Texas can’t get enough of harassing women over abortion by PLI President Gloria Totten and Program Manager Aimee Arrambide After last month’s milestone decision by the Supreme Court to strike down anti-abortion laws in...

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Op-Ed in The Hill

Posted on July 2, 2016

Our Courts Should Enforce the Constitution by Aimee Z. Arrambide, JD, PLI Program Manager & Reproductive Rights Policy Specialist My father was an obstetrician-gynecologist in Texas. Shortly after Roe v. Wade, until he passed away...

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News story on CNN

Posted on June 27, 2016

Abortion ruling reactions are strong, divided on the front lines in Texas Aimee Arrambide wrote her response while crying “tears of joy” in her Austin kitchen Monday morning. Her late father was an abortion...

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