Net Neutrality, Climate Change, Strategy Questions Answered and More

Posted on January 31, 2018

Climate Change Impact Assessment Act: Climate change will eventually affect every state and locality with more and worse hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, drought and wildfire. Some of these problems can be predicted and some of the damage mitigated with planning. This Act directs jurisdictions to study, create and implement climate change action plans.

Seven questions answered on progressive strategy for 2018: These are questions asked by The Campaign Workshop about policy and message framing for this crucial midterm election year. For nine recommended policies, three messaging tactics, common messaging and framing mistakes, and more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Top Ten Rules for How to Lobby and Be Lobbied: Wednesday, February 7 at 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, Noon Pacific. How do you create a productive relationship between grassroots lobbyists and progressive lawmakers? This workshop will explain the importance of building both knowledge and trust, and then how to deliver and receive information that can make a real difference in the legislative process. Register here to join us.

Some states want to save net neutrality, but can they? Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order requiring ISPs with state contracts to abide by net neutrality. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo followed with a similar order and net neutrality legislation has been introduced in at least 20 states. Governing Magazine published a recent story discussing what states can probably or probably not do.

Why work requirements for Medicaid are a terrible idea: The Trump Administration has approved Kentucky’s “waiver” to allow it to condition Medicaid coverage on work requirements. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains it all here.

Repro Rights Report for 2018: This brief report from PLI summarizes proactive abortion rights legislation introduced so far in 2018.