IdeaLog

Side with average Americans on economic policy

Posted on June 12, 2024

Persuadable Americans care more about economic issues than anything else. They want to know who is going to help them with wages, benefits, bills, debt, health insurance, college loans, and the like. To them,...

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Avoid Three Common Mistakes in Persuasion

Posted on May 29, 2024

First: Don’t repeat your opponent’s frame. To win any debate, you must proactively frame what the argument is about. A good frame is one where your language demonstrates, based upon your listeners’ preexisting beliefs,...

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Updated Rules of Persuasion

Posted on May 15, 2024

What’s different about persuadable Americans is that they hold both progressive and conservative political beliefs in their minds. They don’t engage in politics with the emotional intensity of partisans, so they can be persuaded...

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PLI Bulletin

Gun Storage, Workers Rights, Economic Policy and More

Posted on June 12, 2024

Safe Storage of Firearms Act: Unsecured firearms are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. The Safe Storage of Firearms Act  requires that a gun must be secured with a gun lock...

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Social Work, Social Media, Safe Leave and More

Posted on May 29, 2024

Social Work Licensure Compact: Clinical social workers are licensed by state, so when a patient moves out of state, the social worker can’t continue therapy. The Social Work Licensure Compact would allow interstate practice....

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Persuasion, Presentation, Demilitarization and More

Posted on May 15, 2024

Demilitarization of Police Act: Many police departments have and use military equipment like machine guns, armored vehicles, night-vision scopes, camouflage fatigues and flash-bang grenades. The Demilitarization of Police Act requires law enforcement agencies to disclose and...

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In the News

PLI President Gloria Totten in the New York Times

Posted on December 1, 2021

Where the Pro-Choice Movement Went Wrong, New York Times, December 1 …Having lost at the Supreme Court, anti-abortion organizations set out to restrict abortion in cities and states. By the late 1970s, the leading...

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The Lily features the Playbook for Abortion Rights

Posted on October 21, 2021

The Lily, published by The Washington Post, ran a story headlined “Lawmakers are racing to mimic the Texas abortion law in their own states” which includes PLI’s Playbook for Abortion Rights. That section of...

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New York enacts a PLI model

Posted on October 13, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.343-A/A.3412-A) classifying certain threats to report a person’s immigration status as extortion or coercion under New York law. As acknowledged in the Governor’s statement about the...

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