CPC Fraud Prevention, Science of Persuasion, Early Childhood Education and More

Posted on August 4, 2016

Crisis Pregnancy Center Fraud Prevention Act: The City of Oakland, California recently enacted a truth-in-advertising law that addresses fraud by crisis pregnancy centers, which are anti-abortion offices masquerading as medical clinics. The Oakland statute is similar to a 2011 San Francisco law which was upheld in federal court. Our model bill, the Crisis Pregnancy Center Fraud Prevention Act can be adopted at either the state or local level.

Notwithstanding Hillary, why aren’t more women in public office? Only 20 percent of the Members of Congress, 25 percent of statewide elected officials, 25 percent of state legislators, and less than 19 percent of mayors are female. Why? Read about it on IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

The Science of Political Persuasion: We won’t present a live webinar next week because we’ll be at the National Conference of State Legislatures. But let us invite you to watch a pre-recorded 20-minute podcast on the Science of Political Persuasion. It explains how emotion, preexisting beliefs and confirmation bias tend to block your ability to convince others, and how to get around those obstacles.

Early Childhood Education Workforce: The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment issued a study tracking the employment conditions of child care workers in every state. Among other things, the report finds that “early educators are among the lowest-paid workers in the country” with nearly half receiving some form of public assistance.

CEOs make 276 times more than typical workers: The Economic Policy Institute presents a new article showing the increase in CEO compensation compared to company workers. In the 1970s, CEOs made 20-30 times more than workers; in the 1980s it was 30-60 times more. The amount ballooned in the mid-1990s and has since gone up and down with the economy.

Visit us at NCSL Exhibition Booth #925: Dave Woodward, Aimee Arrambide and Bernie Horn will be representing the Public Leadership Institute at the National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting in Chicago, August 8-11. Come visit us at Exhibition Hall Booth #925!