Cyber Security, Non-Verbal Communication, Youth Voting and More

Posted on February 27, 2019

Public Agency Cyber Security Act: Based on legislation that just passed the Virginia General Assembly, the Public Agency Cyber Security Act prohibits public agencies from using hardware, software, or other services that have been prohibited by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for use on federal systems, such as products from Kaspersky Lab.

Improve your non-verbal communication: You may have the best political ideas in the world (from PLI’s Progressive Agenda!) and employ the best messaging (from PLI’s Voicing Our Values!) but still communicate ineffectively because of a failure in non-verbal communication. For details, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

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

Democracy’s Future: Proposals to Expand Access to Registration and Voting for a New Generation: The Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project released this excellent, brand-new report that includes policies and model legislation to help young people register, vote and be involved in the democratic process.

Raising the minimum wage to $15 could lift nearly 40 million workers: Increasing the minimum wage helps far more Americans than just workers who currently receive the minimum. This updated report by the Economic Policy Institute explains who and how many are affected, and lays out the economic rationale and benefits.

173 Model Bills: If you’re looking for policies to promote, survey PLI’s wide-ranging library of model legislation for states and localities.