IdeaLog

It is time to ban assault weapons, again

Posted on August 15, 2019

We all know that some guns should be banned or severely restricted. Machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, silencers, grenades, and many other types of extremely dangerous weapons were essentially banned by the commonsense National Firearms Act (NFA)...

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Brand-new edition of our advocacy manual, Preparing to Win

Posted on July 31, 2019

Here is the Introduction to our brand-new Second Edition of Preparing to Win: Why an advocacy manual now? We want change; that’s why we are progressive advocates. We seek to redirect and reform public...

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Brand-new Fourth Edition of Voicing Our Values

Posted on July 17, 2019

This is the Introduction to our brand-new edition of Voicing Our Values: Politics is the art of persuasion. But persuasion is hard and getting harder. Today, facts are rationalized away and lies are ubiquitous....

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PLI Bulletin

Assault Weapons, Community Schools, Facial Recognition and More

Posted on August 15, 2019

Community Services 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 whose job...

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New Preparing to Win, Taxes, Webinars and More

Posted on July 31, 2019

Tax Expenditure Sunset Act: Many states and cities have an inadequate system for reviewing and re-approving tax expenditures. The Tax Expenditure Sunset Act requires that all new tax expenditures automatically expire in five years...

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New Voicing Our Values, Schools, Podcasts and More

Posted on July 17, 2019

Too Young to Suspend Act: In some schools, very young children—as young as pre-K—are suspended or expelled from school because they are defiant or disruptive. The Too Young to Suspend Act prevents such suspensions...

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In the News

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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Anti-abortion website features PLI

Posted on March 21, 2019

The anti-abortion “news” website LibertyNation published a column attacking legislation in Maine that would allow duly-qualified advanced practice clinicians (APCs) to perform certain abortions, as allowed in other states. The column continues as follows:...

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PLI legislation in Handbook for a Post-Roe America

Posted on February 6, 2019

Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty (2019, Seven Stories Press) Page 44 In 2016, the Public Leadership Institute released a number of proactive model reproductive rights and health bills for state use,...

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