Wage Theft, Immigration Facts, Voter Turnout and More

Posted on July 18, 2018

Wage Theft Prohibition Acts: All states and many cities have the power to ban wage theft. The National Employment Law Project has a comprehensive booklet providing a wide variety of approaches. Four of the most common Wage Theft Prohibition Acts are here.

The media is bungling the facts about immigration: Although there are plenty of well-researched news stories, the general public knows nothing about the big picture: (1) Unauthorized immigration has been negligible since the beginning of the Obama Administration; (2) A huge portion of the immigrants imprisoned by the Trump Administration have legal claims as asylum seekers; (3) The Trump Administration has declared war on all kinds of non-white refugees; and (4) Trump surely does not hate immigrants, it’s people of color he’s targeted. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Voicing Our Values—How to Talk About Consumer Protection: This is the fifth segment of our podcast series, which you can listen to at your convenience. This one explains messages and narratives you should use to promote or defend consumer protection policies. To listen to or download the podcast, click here.

What is a plastic-free town? You’ve heard about bans on plastic bags and plastic straws, but the Plastic Pollution Coalition challenges you to make your jurisdiction a Plastic-Free Town. This is getting to be a major movement in Great Britain. Why not here?

State reforms could boost voter turnout by 8 million: Turnout has been quite poor in recent elections. The Center for American Progress issued a new report demonstrating that state policies—like automatic voter registration and same-day voter registration—can boost turnout considerably.

Progress in the States & Localities, April-July: We just published a brand new listing of significant proactive progressive measures enacted or moving in states and localities.