IdeaLog

It seems SCOTUS intends to wreck state and local gun laws

Posted on May 5, 2021

The Supreme Court just announced that it will take a case designed to dangerously expand Second Amendment “rights.” The case is called New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett and it would...

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Don’t say “cancel culture” or “culture wars”

Posted on April 21, 2021

American conservatism has become little more than a communications engine, using bigotry as its hottest fuel. One common tactic for conservatives is to manipulate language to reframe bigotry as something else. That’s the case...

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A proactive strategy shifts the debate

Posted on April 7, 2021

Whether your jurisdiction is red, blue or purple, progressives need to go on the offensive. We must make the development of proactive policy a central component of our work. We must drive bold, proactive...

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PLI Bulletin

Racial Profiling, Gun Laws, Teaching Profession Playbook and More

Posted on May 5, 2021

Racial Profiling Prevention Act: Almost every day, the news brings us another example of racial profiling by police. Obviously, nobody should be treated more harshly by police because of their actual or perceived race,...

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Cancel Culture, Use of Force, Megadonors and More

Posted on April 21, 2021

Police Use of Force Act: The deaths of George Floyd and several others have made it clear that, in many jurisdictions, police use of force is out of control. The Police Use of Force...

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Proactive Strategy, Messaging Online, Right to Repair and More

Posted on April 7, 2021

Digital Right to Repair Act: By requiring manufacturers to make information available to owners and independent repair providers, the Digital Right to Repair Act ensures that, on fair and reasonable terms, owners are able...

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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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