IdeaLog

How to argue over the Christmas or Kwanzaa table

Posted on December 18, 2018

Here are three more examples of how to argue the progressive position on issues based on the basic rules of persuasion described in our book, Voicing Our Values. Those rules are: (1) Begin in...

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How to argue over the Chanukah table

Posted on December 5, 2018

In the same spirit as our last blog, here are three more examples of how to argue progressive positions using the basic rules of persuasion described in our book, Voicing Our Values. Those rules...

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How to argue over the Thanksgiving table

Posted on November 20, 2018

Now that America is more politically polarized than ever, you may be dreading Thanksgiving. Your loud-mouthed right-wing Uncle Mort insists on debating politics and you expect he’ll be more confrontational than ever. There is...

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PLI Bulletin

Messaging Pocket Guide, Agenda for Workers, Gender-Free Restrooms and More

Posted on December 5, 2018

Gender Free Restrooms Act: Interested in a simple, commonsense, no-cost progressive policy for states and localities? The Gender-Free Restrooms Act requires that any single-user toilet facility in a public building or place of public...

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Thanksgiving Arguments, Drug Costs, Body Cameras and More

Posted on November 20, 2018

  Fair Minimum Wage Act: Nearly every state should emphasize a Fair Minimum Wage Act in 2019, especially when progressives can point to a neighboring state with a higher minimum wage. EPI’s minimum wage...

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Juvenile Justice, Progressive Cities, Ballot Initiatives and More

Posted on November 6, 2018

Juvenile Justice Reform Act: This model bill combines three reforms. First, it restricts the use of pretrial confinement to young offenders who actually pose a danger to society or where there is a realistic...

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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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