Sex Education Act, Talking Environmental Issues, Legislative Review 2018 and More

Posted on August 30, 2018

Medically-Accurate Sex Education Act: As students return to classes, many are being mistaught “abstinence only.” Medically accurate sexuality education has been proven to help youth delay the onset of sexual activity, reduce the number of sexual partners, and increase condom and contraceptive use. The Medically-Accurate Sex Education Act requires schools to teach age-appropriate, comprehensive and religiously-neutral sexuality education.

The subminimum wage for tipped workers is a scam: Most restaurant guests think that when they tip a waiter their money is going to that employee, or at least is pooled among the workers. But in 42 states, that’s not the case. Much of that tip is unfairly pocketed by the restaurant. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Voicing Our Values—How to Talk About Environmental Issues: This is the seventh segment of our podcast series, which you can listen to at your convenience. It explains messages and narratives you should use to promote progressive environmental policies. To listen to or download the podcast, click here.

Stateline’s Legislative Review of 2018: Stateline’s annual review of major trends in state legislation was recently published. The Legislative Review 2018 features bills on Medicaid expansion, sexual misconduct, union power, bump stocks and sanctuary states.

New York City will regulate Uber and Lyft: The New York City Council passed legislation to cap the number of vehicles offering Uber-style “ride hailing,” and provide a level of fairness for both drivers and riders. Click here for a good description of the bill.

On state and local policy, what do you stand for? The model legislation section of our website provides more than 165 bills on a very wide range of topics, from civil rights, environment and health to taxation, voting and wages.