Racial Profiling, Gun Laws, Teaching Profession Playbook and More

Posted on May 5, 2021

Racial Profiling Prevention Act: Almost every day, the news brings us another example of racial profiling by police. Obviously, nobody should be treated more harshly by police because of their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. The Racial Profiling Prevention Act addresses the issue in multiple ways.

It seems SCOTUS intends to wreck state and local gun laws: The Supreme Court recently announced it is taking a case designed to overturn New York’s limits on carrying concealed weapons, which would threaten state and local gun laws across the nation. For a discussion of what they’re thinking, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

How and When to Persuade MAGA People: When you’re stuck trying to persuade a right-wing idealogue, what do you do? Follow the example of Socrates and ask questions in order to draw out the other person’s false assumptions. For more, listen here.

U.S. Justice Department to publish model state “red flag” law within 30 days: Red flag laws allow threatened citizens or law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily prevent a dangerous person from accessing firearms. We should all push the Justice Department’s model bill when it becomes available.

NEW Teaching Profession Playbook: This brand-new policy book from the Partnership for the Future of Learning explains challenges and best practices for recruiting, preparing and retaining high-quality teachers that bring greater diversity to the profession.

How to build and use a volunteer base: Progressive campaigns and causes often rely on volunteer efforts. Chapter 10 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win, discusses how to get the most out of volunteers.

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Cancel Culture, Use of Force, Megadonors and More

Posted on April 21, 2021

Police Use of Force Act: The deaths of George Floyd and several others have made it clear that, in many jurisdictions, police use of force is out of control. The Police Use of Force...

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Proactive Strategy, Messaging Online, Right to Repair and More

Posted on April 7, 2021

Digital Right to Repair Act: By requiring manufacturers to make information available to owners and independent repair providers, the Digital Right to Repair Act ensures that, on fair and reasonable terms, owners are able...

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Progressive Tactics, Values, Rules of Persuasion and More

Posted on March 24, 2021

Protection Against Unlawful Evictions Act: There has been a stunning number of illegal evictions resulting from COVID-19. The Protection Against Unlawful Evictions Act creates an expedited timeline for courts to hear and remedy illegal...

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Disinformation, Mainstream Values, Early Warning Systems and More

Posted on March 10, 2021

Protection Against Guns in State Buildings Act: Hate groups are threatening legislatures and government offices across the nation. The Protection Against Guns in State Buildings Act makes it illegal, with a few exceptions, to...

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Memes, Right to Marry, Worker Power and More

Posted on February 24, 2021

Right to Marry Constitutional Amendment: It is appropriate to replace existing provisions that purport to prohibit same-sex marriage with an affirmative right. The Right to Marry Constitutional Amendment recognizes that the fundamental right to...

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Mainstream America, Redistricting, Drug Prices and More

Posted on February 10, 2021

Prescription Drug Affordability Act: State agencies already review and approve costs for such things as health insurance and hospital rates. The Prescription Drug Affordability Act establishes a Board to review and establish certain prescription...

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Impeachment, False Reporting, 2021 Agenda and More

Posted on January 27, 2021

Malicious False Reporting Relief Act: While false reporting to law enforcement authorities is a crime, it often goes unprosecuted. The Malicious False Reporting Relief Act allows people to bring a civil action against someone...

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Cyberbullying, Revenue Raising, Insurrection and More

Posted on January 13, 2021

Cyberbullying Prevention and Education Act: Cyberbullying is a fast-growing problem that affects about half of all teens. The Cyberbullying Prevention and Education Act requires school districts to train their staffs to recognize and deal...

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Breonna’s Law, Prevailing Wage, Lying Dangerously and More

Posted on December 30, 2020

No-Knock Search Warrant Prohibition Act (Breonna’s Law): Louisville was the first jurisdiction to enact “Breonna’s Law,” banning no-knock search warrants, in the wake of the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March 2020. The...

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