Fossil Fuels Divestment, Ten Podcasts, New Progressive Agenda and More

Posted on December 19, 2018

Divestment from Fossil Fuels Act: Obviously, climate change is a tremendous threat to health, welfare and future prosperity. Nearly every state or locality can—at least—divest its retirement fund from fossil fuels as the State of New York recently did. About 1,000 institutions have already divested more than $6 trillion from fossil fuels.

How to argue over the Christmas or Kwanzaa table: As a follow-up to the last two IdeaLogs (Thanksgiving and Chanukah arguments), this column takes three more issues—public safety, taxes and civil justice—and suggests how to talk about them. The advice is, again, based on the rules of persuasion described in PLI’s book Voicing Our Values. Read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Watch ten podcasts at your leisure: There are ten segments about messaging on the PLI website covering a wide range of issues from economics and civil rights to health care and public safety. Listen to them by clicking here.

What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act after the Texas ruling: A short “explainer” from National Public Radio describes what happened when a Bush-appointed Texas judge ruled that the entire ACA is unconstitutional, and what will likely come next.

What Governors Should Do About Early Childhood Policy: This is a new report from the Center for American Progress, directed especially at the 20 states that just elected new governors. Click here to read CAP’s Early Childhood Agenda for 2019.

Preview our brand-new Progressive Agenda for 2019: We have a new edition of the Progressive Agenda for States & Localities which highlights 50 model bills and hyperlinks to more than 100 others. To review it, click here.