IdeaLog

Throw Grandma from the Train

Posted on March 25, 2020

A few days ago, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick went on Fox News to deliver the message “Let’s get back to work. Let’s get back to living. Let’s be smart about it, and those...

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In red states, cities and counties, prepare an amendment strategy

Posted on March 11, 2020

Many lawmakers and advocates work in states, cities and counties where there is no chance to enact progressive policy. The votes for equity and justice simply aren’t there. In that case, your efforts have...

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What progressive legislators in Virginia are doing right

Posted on February 27, 2020

The Virginia General Assembly convened on January 8 and meets for only 60 days, but in a very short time the legislature has advanced an impressive agenda of progressive bills. By the “crossover” date,...

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PLI Bulletin

Coronavirus Emergency Act, Telework Instructions, Messaging and More

Posted on March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Emergency Act: Many states, cities and counties have enacted emergency legislation in recent weeks, but one of the most comprehensive laws is the District of Columbia’s. The Coronavirus Emergency Act, modeled after the...

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CROWN Act, Amendment Strategy, Tax Abatements and More

Posted on March 11, 2020

CROWN Act: So far, five states have enacted the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act, which provides that, for purposes of state/local law, illegal racial discrimination includes discrimination based...

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Easy Enrollment, Virginia Victories, Coronavirus Updates and More

Posted on February 26, 2020

Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Act: Last year, Maryland enacted a system to use information from state income tax returns to help uninsured residents obtain health care coverage. The Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Act is...

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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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