Register New Residents Act: Whenever people move, they should register to vote or update their preexisting voter registration. That’s why Seattle enacted a simple ordinance in 2017 that requires landlords to provide information on voter registration and a registration form to new tenants. This can and should be replicated on the state and local levels. The Register New Residents Act goes a step further and also requires sellers to provide the same information to home buyers at settlement.
Ten extremely popular policies for 2018: Progressives should decide where they stand on issues based on values, not on polls. At the same time, we can’t fight all our battles at once and it is smart politics to lift up our more popular issues in a critical election year. We lay out ten ideas for highly-popular high-profile policy campaigns in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.
How to use the Heroes’ Narrative to Win Public Support: Progressive leaders and activists need to become better communicators, plain and simple. Join us as Progress Now presents the Heroes’ Narrative—a tool all progressives can use to frame our vision for the future, engage those left out of the current political discourse, and motivate Americans to action. Whether you’re an activist, advocate or lawmaker, you will learn techniques you can use immediately. To sign up for this webinar, click here.
Sexual harassment policies in legislatures and councils: If your state or local government body does not have strong rules to prevent sexual harassment, now is the time to address the problem. However, as this Governing Magazine article explains, don’t expect the issue to be settled quickly or painlessly.
The coming class warfare: Veteran political reporter Alex Roarty digs into likely political messages in 2018. Conservatives expect to be attacked for enriching the rich, so they plan to preemptively accuse progressives of “class warfare.” In the coming year, strategists say, that’s actually a winning argument for progressives. “Bring it on,” they say.
More than 150 model bills on the PLI website: If you are looking for great legislation to sponsor in 2018, check out our model bills for states and localities. And if you need help with them, contact us!