IdeaLog

Sex, lies and the 2020 election

Posted on November 18, 2020

Let’s clear up some misconceptions about the 2020 campaigns and see where progressives need to go from here. First, our national elections, and maybe our local ones as well, have become almost entirely about...

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Three lessons from election season

Posted on November 4, 2020

Let’s make this short because it certainly can’t be sweet. Based on the recent election, it’s clear that progressives need to do a much better job in three areas: framing an economic message, clearing...

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A democracy, yes or no?

Posted on October 21, 2020

The upcoming election will determine whether the United States of America remains a democracy, at least something like it, or it becomes some form of plutocracy, oligarchy and/or kleptocracy. If we pursued our nation’s...

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PLI Bulletin

2020 Election, White Supremacy, Education and More

Posted on November 18, 2020

Resolution Condemning White Supremacy: Unfortunately, such legislation is important once again. Boise, Idaho adopted this resolution in 2019, so you can too. The Resolution Condemning White Supremacy describes the rise of white supremacy in...

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Three Lessons, Early Voting, Ballot Initiatives and More

Posted on November 4, 2020

Vote by Mail Act: In 2020, CA, CO, HI, NV, NJ, OR, UT, VT, WA and the District of Columbia very successfully employed vote by mail. The Vote by Mail Act requires that all registered voters...

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Firearms Arsenals, Teacher Shortages, Protecting Democracy and More

Posted on October 21, 2020

Firearms Arsenal Disclosure Act: Hundreds of thousands of people own huge arsenals of firearms without any disclosure or regulation. The Firearms Arsenal Disclosure Act requires individuals to disclose to law enforcement when they personally...

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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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