Non-Discrimination, E-Scooters, Hate Incidents and More

Posted on February 13, 2019

No Discrimination by Government Contractors Act: States, municipalities and counties have routinely included language in government contracts that prevent limited types of discrimination. The No Discrimination by Government Contractors Act expands protections to require contractors to adopt non-discrimination policies on gender, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

A Progressive Economic Platform for 2019-20: Progressives need to tell a compelling story about the American economy. And then they need to back up their story with a series of compelling economics policies, like the ten measures discussed in this column. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Voicing Our Values – How to talk about voting and elections: This is the thirteenth segment in our podcast series, which you can listen to at your convenience. It explains messages and narratives you should use when talking about voting and elections. To listen or download the podcast click here.

E-Scooter Ride-Sharing Industry Leaves Injuries and Angered Cities in its Path: Consumer Reports recently published an investigation finding 1,500 e-scooter injuries across the country, a study complicated by the fact that many hospitals don’t track them.

Two-Thirds of Americans Report Hate Incidents Have Intensified Since 2016: A poll commissioned by The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights found that 73 percent of Arab-Americans, 59 percent of Hispanic Americans and 47 percent of African Americans experienced hate incidents during the past two years.

Repro Rights Report: The Repro Rights Report provides an updated list of proactive abortion rights legislation in states and localities introduced in or for 2019.