IdeaLog

Are we toast in 2022?

Posted on December 1, 2021

Pundits across the nation warn that progressives and Democrats will likely lose in 2022. That might be true if the election were today, but November is still a long way off. Here are five...

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Lessons from the 2021 elections, part two

Posted on November 17, 2021

We should use election results to understand the political moment. Like opinion polls, elections are a snapshot of how voters feel at a given time. The questions, then, are why did voters feel that...

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Three lessons from the Virginia elections

Posted on November 3, 2021

The 2021 election results must be seen as a wake-up call for progressives. At this point, we have the most information about Virginia. While there’s a lot to say about the respective campaigns, here...

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PLI Bulletin

Stop Intimidation, Omicron Variant, Vaccine Debates and More

Posted on December 1, 2021

Stop Intimidation of Public Officials Act: There has been a steep increase in the number and severity of threats against public officials. The Stop Intimidation of Public Officials Act makes it a felony to...

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Disrespectful Mascots, 911 Diversion, Infrastructure Money and More

Posted on November 17, 2021

Prohibition on American Indian Mascots Act: Stereotypical American Indian sports mascots are symbols of disrespect that degrade Native people and especially harm youth. The Prohibition on American Indian Mascots Act bans the use of...

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Election Analysis, Climate Disaster, Food Waste and More

Posted on November 3, 2021

Driving for Opportunity Act: The policy of suspending driver’s licenses for failure to pay fines, court costs or other debts causes more harm than good. The Driving for Opportunity Act repeals existing provisions that...

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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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