IdeaLog

Stories about a “crime wave” are a lie

Posted on January 12, 2022

Over the past few months, the right-wing media has gone hog wild lying about the crime rate. And the mainstream media hasn’t been much better. Here’s the truth: U.S. crime rates for both violent...

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Ten really good laws enacted in 2021

Posted on December 29, 2021

In July, we presented “Five really stupid laws enacted in 2021” and two weeks ago gave you five more awful laws. This week, let’s highlight ten laws that you might want to push in...

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Five more really stupid laws enacted in 2021

Posted on December 15, 2021

In July, we presented “Five really stupid laws enacted in 2021” describing some of the right-wing legislation that has become so extreme it often sidetracks into self-satire. Here are five more examples: 1) Outlawing...

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PLI Bulletin

Crime Wave, Worker Power, Progressive Agenda and More

Posted on January 12, 2022

Social Services Review Act: Almost every jurisdiction would benefit from a thoughtful assessment of current social services provided by governments and nonprofits. The Social Services Review Act launches such a review, including an assessment...

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2021 Victories, Education Justice, Omicron and More

Posted on December 29, 2021

Protection from COVID-19 Act: Vaccination for COVID-19 is safe and effective, and residents should never be put at risk of infection because they’ve interacted with a public servant. The Protection from COVID-19 Act directs health...

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Stupid Laws, Fair Elections, Hispanic Voters and More

Posted on December 15, 2021

Safeguard Fair Elections Act: In 2020, right-wing extremists tried to destroy our democratic system by having election officials lie about election results. Those extremists are now actively preparing to reject truthful vote counts in...

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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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