Progressive Economics, Non-Compete Clauses, How to Fight Back and More

Posted on May 24, 2017

Protection Against Unfair Non-Compete Clauses Act: There is widespread abuse of non-compete clauses in employment contracts—even fast food workers, personal care aides and janitors are being forced to sign them. States are starting to prohibit such provisions for lower-wage workers. The Protection Against Unfair Non-Compete Clauses Act is similar to a new Illinois statute.

Create a state or local Progressive Economic Platform: There is a true and politically compelling story about the American economy. The rich have spent decades rigging the system to benefit themselves while dragging down everyone else. But the story needs some state and local illustrations. For ideas about how to create a policy platform to illustrate the economic story, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Using Disruption and Creative Strategies to Fight Back: Wednesday, May 31 at 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, Noon Pacific. Abortion rights advocates in Texas have turned political demonstrations into an art form. They get tremendous publicity—and you can achieve the same for your issues. Come hear how outspent and outnumbered progressive advocates can galvanize the base, draw intense media attention, and make real progress. To register, click here.

Archive of PLI webinars: Perhaps you missed one of our webinars that you wanted to see? You can still watch them! The last 13 webinars are available at publicleadershipinstitute.org/webinars.

Trump’s Budget: Steals from Working Families to Give Tax Breaks to Billionaires and Big Corporations: While PLI is focused on state and local policy, it is important for you to know about the Trump budget because it would turn your own budgets upside-down. Americans for Tax Fairness provides an excellent analysis coupled with terrific messaging.

Progress in the States & Localities: Once again, we have updated the PLI report on Progress in the States & Localities, which describes proactive progressive legislation that has passed at least one House in the 2017 sessions.

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Amendment Strategy, Six Steps, Federal Threats and More

Posted on May 10, 2017

Continuity of Family Planning Services Act: Maryland recently became the first state to guarantee if the federal government cuts off Title X family planning funding to clinics that provide or refer for abortion services,...

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Fracking Prohibition, Internet Privacy, Regulating Drones and More

Posted on April 26, 2017

Fracking Prohibition Act: Hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” is an extremely dirty method of drilling for oil and gas. Numerous studies have found that fracking is linked to a wide variety of negative health...

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Internet Privacy Protection, Build a Policy Coalition, Effective Advocacy and More

Posted on April 13, 2017

Internet Privacy Protection Act: Conservatives in Washington recently overturned a Federal Communications Commission rule that was designed to stop Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling their customers’ browsing histories and other private information. Legislators...

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Build a Volunteer Base, Worker-Friendly Policies, Carbon Pricing and More

Posted on March 29, 2017

Salary History Anti-Discrimination Act: In recent months Philadelphia became the first city and Massachusetts became the first state to ban employers from requesting a prospective employee’s salary history. The reason is that salary history...

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Constitutional Rescission Resolution, Hold a Press Event, House Health Plan and More

Posted on March 15, 2017

Constitutional Convention Rescission Resolution: As a recent article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains, the right wing is (perhaps) only six states short of successfully calling a federal constitutional convention—and they’re...

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Student Assessments, Long-Term Advocacy, Women’s Agenda and More

Posted on March 2, 2017

Student Assessments for Deeper Learning Resolution: The federal Every Student Succeeds Act, enacted in 2016, empowers states to develop their own accountability systems. In order to give teachers the freedom to encourage deeper learning...

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Resolution Strategy, Hate Speech, Rx Pricing and More

Posted on February 15, 2017

Prescription Drug Fair Pricing Act: A coalition in Maryland has developed the strongest state prescription drug pricing legislation in the nation. It’s divided into two bills, one that prohibits price gouging and another that...

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The 100th Edition of the PLI Bulletin

Posted on February 1, 2017

Presidential Candidate Tax Return Disclosure Act: States decide the minimum qualifications for whether a candidate can appear on the ballot. Obviously, it is essential for presidential and vice-presidential candidates to make their tax returns...

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Protecting Obamacare, Fighting Privatization, Resisting the Radical Right and More

Posted on January 19, 2017

Health Care for All Assessment Act: Because of the right wing’s determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act, 32 million Americans are in danger of losing access to health insurance, with 18 million likely...

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