IdeaLog

Don’t say “partisan” “polarized,” or “Washington”

Posted on January 13, 2021

Recently, the Washington Post’s media critic, Margaret Sullivan, published a column entitled “We must stop calling Trump’s enablers ‘conservative.’ They are the radical right.” Her point is that it’s untruthful to call insurrectionists and...

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The Year of Lying Dangerously

Posted on December 30, 2020

According to a new NPR-Ipsos poll: 67 percent of Republicans believe “voter fraud helped Joe Biden win” and only 44 percent of them “accept the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.” 71 percent of...

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Profiles in Cowardice

Posted on December 16, 2020

Eighteen of the 26 Republican state Attorneys General and 126 of the 196 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives officially endorsed the Texas lawsuit urging the Supreme Court to disregard the 2020...

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PLI Bulletin

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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Profiles in Cowardice, Drug Overdoses, LGBTQ Equality and More

Posted on December 16, 2020

Time Off for Democracy Act: Broad participation in elections is essential to a healthy democracy, obviously. The Time Off For Democracy Act guarantees employees a minimum amount of paid leave to vote on Election Day...

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In the News

Gloria Totten on The Great Battlefield podcast

Posted on March 16, 2020

Developing Progressive Leaders with Gloria Totten of Public Leadership Institute The Great Battlefield podcast interviews Gloria to talk about her career in politics from Political Director at NARAL to founding Public Leadership Institute where...

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PLI in new book, “All Politics Is Local”

Posted on November 20, 2019

A new book, All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States, discusses the challenges and opportunities for progressives in state legislatures across the nation. It’s a great book and the Public Leadership...

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USA Today features our Playbook for Abortion Rights

Posted on June 20, 2019

Progressives Borrow Strategy… In the raging legislative battle over women’s reproductive rights, progressive groups have turned to a tactic that for years has helped spread anti-abortion measures – model legislation… In many ways, the...

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