IdeaLog

What’s the theme of your campaign?

Posted on September 9, 2020

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...

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Don’t discourage mail-in ballots!

Posted on August 26, 2020

Donald Trump is doing everything he can to lower turnout in the November election. He figures that if fewer people vote, he has a better chance. One of his tactics is to threaten that...

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Three simple rules to make progressive arguments more persuasive

Posted on August 12, 2020

There has never been a time when it’s more important to persuade our fellow Americans. Right now, we can save one-hundred-thousand Americans from dying of COVID-19. We can win the most crucial presidential election...

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PLI Bulletin

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...

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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...

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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...

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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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