IdeaLog

How to persuade one-on-one

Posted on September 21, 2022

Direct face-to-face persuasion is a bit different. When you talk to people at their doors (e.g., campaigning) or in their offices (e.g., lobbying), there are potential advantages, if you use them. The big difference...

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The three pillars of fascism

Posted on September 7, 2022

Last week, President Biden declared that the “MAGA philosophy” is “semi-fascism,” and right-wing heads exploded. It seems they have no idea what fascism is. So, let’s talk about it. But first, remember we’re talking...

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Abortion rights is a winning issue

Posted on August 24, 2022

Recent polls confirm that Americans overwhelmingly support abortion rights and oppose the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. This is a powerful issue for progressives and Democrats in virtually every 2022 campaign. Before...

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PLI Bulletin

One-on-One Persuasion, Sick Leave, Intimidation and More

Posted on September 21, 2022

Stop Intimidation of Public Officials Act: There has been a steep increase in the number and severity of threats against public officials, especially those working on election administration, public health and public education. The...

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Election Lies, Nonverbal Cues, Semi-Fascism and More

Posted on September 7, 2022

Grow Your Own Teacher Act: There are both short- and long-term problems with teacher recruitment and retention. The Grow Your Own Teacher Act is one solution. It provides college scholarships to worthy low-income public...

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Teacher Pay, Abortion Polling, Robocalls and More

Posted on August 24, 2022

Fair Chance Licensing Act: More than 70 million Americans have a criminal record that may prevent them from obtaining a license to work in a wide variety of industries. The Fair Chance Licensing Act ensures 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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