Prohibition on Multiburst Trigger Activators Act: The mass murderer in Las Vegas attached “bump fire” stocks to semiautomatic assault weapons so they would simulate machine gun fire, shooting hundreds of rounds per minute. The Prohibition on Multiburst Trigger Activators Act bans those devices using language that has been the law in California for the past five years.
Reimpose a federal ban on assault weapons: The mass murderer in Las Vegas (58 killed, nearly 500 hurt) had 12 assault weapons equipped with “bump-fire” stocks. We should ban “bump-fire” devices of course. (See our model bill.) But the real problem demonstrated by the Las Vegas massacre is that we need to reimpose a federal ban on assault weapons. Read more in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.
What you need to know about Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations: Tuesday, October 24 @ 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, Noon Pacific. The Trump tax plan would give away about $4-5 TRILLION to the rich, funded by cutting at least that much from Social Security, Medicaid, education, and services to working families. Our special guest, Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness will tell you what you need to know. To sign up for this webinar, click here.
Russian Hacking Fuels Return to Paper Ballots: Under the 2002 Help America Vote Act, many jurisdictions installed direct recording electric (DRE) voting machines. Immediately this created a problem with recounts and now experts are worried about the security of voting machines without paper ballots. The states that most need to act are DE, GA, LA, NJ, PA, SC and VA according to Pew’s Stateline.
A well-presented state legislative agenda: In each individual state, city or county, progressives ought to band together behind an agenda for 2018. The Nevada Blueprint is a good example that encompasses 29 specific policies. You could create your own politically-effective package with as few as five measures.
New PLI Books now available on Amazon: If you would like a PDF copy of our new Voicing Our Values messaging guide, click here; you can also buy a hard copy on Amazon, here. Similarly, for a PDF copy of our new Preparing to Win advocacy guide, click here; you can also buy a hard copy on Amazon, here.