Five Words, Fifteen Podcasts, Advocacy Handbook and More

Posted on April 11, 2019

Prepare for an Aging Population Act: As the Baby Boom Generation ages, both state and local governments will need to respond with new programs and services. Shouldn’t we prepare now? The Prepare for an Aging Population Act sets up a task force to study different aspects of the problem and recommend solutions.

Five Words the Media Should Stop Using: Language matters! When the media (or sometimes progressives) use language that indirectly support the right-wing narrative, it obscures truth and impedes political persuasion. Five common, egregious uses of language are discussed in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Watch fifteen messaging podcasts at your leisure: There are fifteen 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.

One fair minimum wage: The ROC United’s One Fair Wage campaign is gaining momentum across the nation. This story in Vice explains why the separate-but-unequal tipped minimum wage is unfair while a single-tier minimum wage works.

Federal appeals court rules that states and localities can regulate Airbnb: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by Airbnb and HomeAway, upholding the ability of states and localities to legislate home-sharing and short-term rentals.

Best little how-to advocacy handbook: PLI’s Preparing to Win: A guide for successful advocacy is available for free as a PDF download on our website. A published version is also available for purchase on Amazon.