IdeaLog

Ballot initiatives are trending progressive

Posted on November 30, 2022

Progressive ballot measures did quite well in 2022. In contrast, before the last decade or so, conservatives largely dominated ballot measures, using them to energize their base with an anti-tax, anti-labor and anti-LGBT agenda....

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Start planning abortion rights ballot measures for 2024

Posted on November 16, 2022

There were six state referenda on abortion this year (CA, KS, KY, MI, MT, VT) and abortion rights won all of them. Proactive ballot measures not only enshrine good laws, they drive turnout and...

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2022 elections come down to turnout

Posted on November 2, 2022

The 2022 elections will be decided by voter turnout, just like the elections of 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021. The polls suggest that the battle for control of the U.S. Senate is razor-close, and...

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PLI Bulletin

Latino Voters, Tenant Rights, Ballot Measures and More

Posted on November 30, 2022

Tenants Right to Organize Act: For residential tenants, collective action is often the most effective, or only, way to solve legitimate grievances against the landlord. The Tenants Right to Organize Act, based on a...

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Abortion Referenda, Child Privacy, Election Deniers and More

Posted on November 16, 2022

Honesty in Election Campaign Disclosures Act: It is essential for voters to be able to easily distinguish between paid election campaign communications from candidates and those from PACs or independent expenditure efforts. The Honesty...

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Safeguarding Elections, False Claims, Turnout and More

Posted on November 2, 2022

Safeguard Fair Elections Act: Right now, extremists are trying to destroy our democratic system by compelling election officials lie about election results. This is manifestly unAmerican. The Safeguard Fair Elections Act blocks efforts to...

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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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