Youth Voting, Repro Rights, Family Leave and More

Posted on January 15, 2020

Six Policies to Promote Youth Voting: The Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project produced the report “Democracy’s Future: Proposals to Expand Access to Registration and Voting for a New Generation” which includes model bills about on-campus voter registration, on-campus polling places, preregistration of 16- and 17-year-olds, residency rules allowing students to register, student ID for voting, and students as poll workers.

How did the American economy become a disgrace? The question is not whether the economy is working for most Americans—it is not. The question is, what happened over the years to make it such an abysmal failure? For some answers, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

What is a Community School? This video, created by Partnership for the Future of Learning, explains the attributes and benefits of Community Schools.

New PLI Repro Rights Report for the 2020 sessions: Many significant proactive abortion rights bills have already been introduced in states all over the country. Learn more from our brand-new January 2020 Repro Rights Report.

Paid Family Leave Increases Mothers’ Labor Market Attachment: A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that Paid Family Leave increases the number of mothers who continue to work by 20 percent in the first year and up to 50 percent over five years.

New 2020 Progressive Agenda for States and Localities: PLI has just published its annual Progressive Agenda, which recommends 50 model bills and hyperlinks to 100 others. Download the Progressive Agenda here or contact bhorn@publicleadershipinstitute.org for printed copies.

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Election Day Registration, Neuroscience, Key Questions for 2020, and More

Posted on January 1, 2020

Election Day Registration Act: Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia now have Election Day Registration. The Election Day Registration Act allows qualified individuals with proof of residence to register at a local precinct...

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Flavored Tobacco, Opportunity Zones, SNAP Cuts and More

Posted on December 18, 2019

Flavored Tobacco Products Prohibition Act: The State of Massachusetts has banned flavored tobacco products—both flavored tobacco and vapes. The Flavored Tobacco Products Prohibition Act does the same in a simple format. Overwhelmingly, these flavors...

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It’s the Economy, Criminal Records, Robocalls and More

Posted on December 4, 2019

Protection Against Robocalls Act: Americans everywhere are subjected to innumerable unwanted robocalls and telephone scams. Earlier this year, the State of Maine enacted legislation to do something about it. The Protection Against Robocalls Act,...

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Sick Leave, Urban Greening, 2020 Narrative and More

Posted on November 20, 2019

Paid Sick Leave Act: Millions of Americans do not have access to a single paid sick day if they become sick or need time to take care of a sick child or elderly parent....

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Minimum Wage, Popular Bills, Free Markets and More

Posted on November 7, 2019

Fair Minimum Wage Act: With the exception of a few states and cities that have really dealt with the issue, like IL, NJ, NY, MA, MD, Seattle and Washington, DC, it is both good...

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Basic rules, Credit Checks, Tobacco Control and More

Posted on October 23, 2019

No Credit Checks in Employment Act: It has become fairly routine for employers to check the credit history of job applicants and employees, even though it has nothing to do with job performance. The...

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Climate Solutions, Ransomware Attacks, Media Lies and More

Posted on October 10, 2019

Safe Schools Act: The Safe Schools Act, which could be enacted by states, counties, localities or school boards, would deter harassment, intimidation and bullying in K-12 schools by creating laying down clear educational policies....

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White Supremacy, American Democracy, Repro Rights and More

Posted on September 25, 2019

Resolution Condemning White Supremacy: Just two days ago, the city of Boise, Idaho unanimously adopted a Resolution Condemning White Supremacy and denouncing bias and hate in all of its forms. If Boise can do...

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Digital Disinformation, Affordable Universities, Progressive Values and More

Posted on September 11, 2019

Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act: The Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act would require a city, county or state to take reasonable steps to make translations available so that...

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