Student Loans, Saving the ACA, Disinformation Playbook and More

Posted on October 25, 2017

Student Loan Bill of Rights: 43 million Americans now owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loans and, more and more, the lenders aren’t playing fair. States (and Washington, D.C.) have started to protect...


Multiburst Triggers, Tax Giveaways, Nevada Blueprint and More

Posted on October 11, 2017

Prohibition on Multiburst Trigger Activators Act: The mass murderer in Las Vegas attached “bump fire” stocks to semiautomatic assault weapons so they would simulate machine gun fire, shooting hundreds of rounds per minute. The...


No Gag Rule, Media Lies, Debating Public Policy and More

Posted on September 27, 2017

No Gag Rule on Pharmacists Act: Incredibly, some health insurance companies and pharmacy benefits managers restrict pharmacists from telling customers how they can save money on certain prescriptions. Five states (CT, GA, LA, ME...


Emergency Price Gouging, Helping DACA Dreamers, Drug Price Law and More

Posted on September 13, 2017

Protection from Price Gouging During Emergencies Act: It is all-too-common that sellers try to make windfall profits during emergencies, like hurricanes, earthquakes and floods. Most states do not have an effective law to protect...


How to Move Issues, Demilitarization of Police, Hurricane Harvey and More

Posted on August 30, 2017

Demilitarization of Police Act: A few days ago, Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions announced that they have reversed an Obama rule that limited the types of surplus military equipment available to local police forces....


Truth-telling the Confederacy, Paid Sick Days, Sound Tax Policy and More

Posted on August 16, 2017

White Supremacists Are Terrorists Resolution: The Illinois Senate adopted a resolution that condemns violence and intimidation by white supremacist organizations and calls on law enforcement agencies to protect Americans from such groups in the...


Too Young to Test, Better Deal Messaging, Brand-New Books and More

Posted on August 2, 2017

Too Young to Test Act: There is far too much reliance on standardized testing in public schools, hurting schoolchildren, teachers and administrators. Federal law requires testing in grades 3-8 and once in high school,...


Data Privacy Protection, Paid Sick Days, Carbon Farming and More

Posted on July 20, 2017

Data Privacy Protection Act: The private records of millions of people have been compromised by individuals and corporations that have failed to protect electronic records in a manner consistent with industry standards. The Data...


Ban the Box, Tough Policy Questions, Argue Against Trumpcare, and More

Posted on July 6, 2017

Ban the Box Act: Over the past several years, more than 150 states, cities and counties have enacted legislation to remove from employment applications the check box that asks if the job candidate has...


Ombudsman Act, Advocacy Campaign, Fair Pay and More

Posted on June 21, 2017

Community Service Ombudsman Act: At the city, county and state levels, nonprofit organizations provide a great deal of the social services that residents need. The Community Service Ombudsman Act creates an office of ombudsman...