Campaign Theme, Absentee Ballots, Reinventing School and More

Posted on September 9, 2020

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 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.

What’s the theme of your campaign? Whether you’re trying to win an election or pass legislation, your campaign needs a central message that is repeated over and over. It’s your theme. But what makes a great theme and how do you integrate it into the campaign? For some answers, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

The Absentee Ballot Election: This podcast, sponsored by National Public Radio, addresses the role that absentee ballots will play in the upcoming election with a focus on the state of Georgia.

State Snapshot on COVID-19 responses: This report from Stateside will be updated weekly to provide the most current information on state rules for business openings, social distancing, travel restrictions, gathering restrictions, unemployment insurance status, and more.

Restarting and Reinventing School: Learning in the Time of COVID and Beyond: This report from the Learning Policy Institute provides research, state and local examples, and policy recommendations in ten key areas to help schools reinvent themselves around principles of equity and authentic learning.

How to talk about the issues of wages and benefits: Like every other election year, the rights of workers are playing a central role. Are you using the best messaging? Read this chapter from PLI’s messaging guide.


Voter Protection, Mail-In Ballots, Anti-Vaxxers and More

Posted on August 26, 2020

Voter Protection Act: Donald Trump has threatened to send law enforcement agents to the polls in November. The Voter Protection Act bans voter intimidation and voter suppression, establishes a Voter’s Bill of Rights, and...


Rules for Persuasion, Mask Wearing, Small Business Relief and More

Posted on August 12, 2020

Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act: More than 60 million Americans speak a language other than English at home. No one should be denied public services or protections because of a limited...


Fiscal Relief, Stopping Evictions, Opening Schools and More

Posted on July 29, 2020

Health Enterprise Zones Act: Based on a model that proved successful in Maryland, the Health Enterprise Zones Act enables localities and nonprofits to propose plans for underserved geographic areas where health care practitioners may...


School Reopening, Police Reform, Vote by Mail and More

Posted on July 15, 2020

Vote by Mail Act: We need to increase voting by mail as much as possible to prevent coronavirus infections and save lives. The Vote by Mail Act requires that all registered voters be mailed a ballot...


White Supremacy, Neck Restraints, Coronavirus Surge and More

Posted on July 1, 2020

Neck Restraint Prohibition Act: Many police departments still allow the use of neck restraints of the kind that led to the deaths of George Floyd, Elijah McClain and many others. The Neck Restraint Prohibition...


Do Lives Matter, Demilitarization of Police, Revenue Shortfalls and More

Posted on June 17, 2020

Demilitarization of Police Act: Many police departments have and use military equipment like machine guns, armored vehicles, night-vision scopes, camouflage fatigues and flash-bang grenades. The Demilitarization of Police Act requires law enforcement agencies to...


Food Prices, Police, The Virus of Racism and More

Posted on June 4, 2020

Fair Prices for Food Delivery Act: In many cases, excessive charges for food delivery by Internet-based services are killing local restaurants. The Fair Prices for Food Delivery Act prevents third-party food delivery platforms from...


Insurance Enrollment, Mask Use, COVID-19 Resources and More

Posted on May 20, 2020

Resolution to Facilitate Health Insurance Enrollment for COVID-19 Layoffs: Thousands of residents are losing health insurance because they have been laid off by their employers. The Resolution to Facilitate Health Insurance Enrollment for COVID-19...


Online Registration, Debt Collection, Coronavirus Resources and More

Posted on May 6, 2020

Online Voter Registration Act: Forty states now allow online registration, something that is essential during a pandemic. The states that do not provide online registration are: AR, ME, MS, MT, NH, NC, ND, SD,...