Solitary Confinement, Gun Violence, Job Creation and More

Posted on February 4, 2016

Juvenile Justice Stop Solitary Confinement Act: President Obama recently announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders, but it only applies to the federal prison system. Here is a model bill to do the same thing in states, based upon the ACLU’s excellent briefing paper and model Juvenile Justice Stop Solitary Act.

How to talk about abortion rights—and why: The majority of Americans side with abortion rights supporters or opponents depending on the way the question is asked. There are a variety of ways for us to frame the question so that persuadable Americans will take our side. Read about them on IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

How to talk about gun violence prevention: Wednesday, February 10 @3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, Noon Pacific. Perhaps you know: don’t say “gun control,” don’t say “stricter” gun laws, don’t say you oppose the Second Amendment. Fine, you reply, but how do we persuade Americans to support gun violence prevention and how do we rebut the fully-briefed pro-gun advocates? For practical answers, join this webinar.

State Job Creation Strategies Often Off Base: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has published a new paper about job creation which persuasively argues that economic development policies that ignore the fundamental realities about job creation are bound to fail.

The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators provides great information on a wide variety of pro-environment topics. Visit the NCEL website for information about climate and energy, clean water, chemical policy, conservation, and much more.

A Playbook for Abortion Rights: With 27 model bills and 2 model resolutions, our new Playbook for Abortion Rights is a unique resource for state and local policymakers. Click here to read a summary of the bills or to download the whole book.