Digital Disinformation, Affordable Universities, Progressive Values and More

Posted on September 11, 2019

Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act: The Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act would require a city, county or state to take reasonable steps to make translations available so that individuals with limited English proficiency can interact with government. (This has nothing to do with the refugees at our southern border.)

Progressive values negate our negatives: Liberals, lefties, environmentalists, unionists, consumer advocates—all progressive types—suffer from negative stereotypes. By using progressive values, we address and reverse some pernicious assumptions held by persuadable Americans. Read about it in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Digital Disinformation and the Threat to Democracy: Tuesday, September 17 from 8:30am to 1pm Eastern. Technology is being used by malicious outsiders to disseminate false and altered content with the goal of helping right-wing candidates and causes. The Chair of the Federal Elections Commission is hosting a symposium to help us understand and address the challenge. To watch all or part, livestream here.

Most state flagship universities are not affordable: Only six state flagship universities are affordable for students from low- or middle-income backgrounds, according to this report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. See how your state university ranks.

That Assault Weapon Ban? It Really Did Work: Legislation signed by President Clinton banned semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines from 1994 to 2004. The gun lobby claims it didn’t work. A study from Stanford shows it did.

New edition of Preparing to Win: We invite you to read our new Second Edition of Preparing to Win: a guide for successful advocacy. Download a PDF copy here!