White Supremacy, American Democracy, Repro Rights and More

Posted on September 25, 2019

Resolution Condemning White Supremacy: Just two days ago, the city of Boise, Idaho unanimously adopted a Resolution Condemning White Supremacy and denouncing bias and hate in all of its forms. If Boise can do this, you can too.

Only progressive values can defeat conservative arguments: Conservatives drive their arguments with well-defined principles: limited government, lower taxes, free markets, and personal responsibility. These are popular; we cannot win by denying them. Instead, we need to assert progressive values that are even more popular. Read about it in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy: Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect, published a new book which argues that progressives must put pocketbook issues at the center of the 2020 debate, because that’s the best and most practical way to bridge divisions of race and identity and reclaim the economic narrative. A pre-recorded discussion about his book, hosted by the Economic Policy Institute, is here.

Stateline’s State Legislative Review of 2019: The big stories of 2019, according to Stateline’s wrap-up of the 2019 sessions, are women’s health, data privacy, voter access and renewable energy standards.

Happiest States in America: See how your state ranks in WalletHub’s listing of the Happiest States for 2019. FYI, the top five are Hawaii, Utah, Minnesota, California and New Jersey, while the bottom five are West Virginia, Arkansas, Alaska, Mississippi and Louisiana.

New edition of the Repro Rights Report: 2019 was a remarkable year for proactive abortion rights in the states. More proactive bills were introduced and more bills enacted than any prior year. Read the Repro Rights Report here.