Election Day Registration, Neuroscience, Key Questions for 2020, and More

Posted on January 1, 2020

Election Day Registration Act: Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia now have Election Day Registration. The Election Day Registration Act allows qualified individuals with proof of residence to register at a local precinct and vote on Election Day.

All Politics Is Local—about the PLI Conference: This new book by Meagan Winter includes a portion about the 2017 annual conference of the Public Leadership Institute. It highlights the need for progressives to propose bold, progressive solutions. For more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Biggest Political Moments of 2019 and Key Questions for 2020: In honor of the new year, we recommend a podcast from the team at FiveThirtyEight Politics that looks both back and forwards.

Professor of cognitive neuroscience details what happens in the brain when we disagree: This article in AlterNet describes a study recently published in Nature Neuroscience. In brief, an experiment shows that when people disagree, their brains become less sensitive to others’ opinions.

How State Policy Shapes Broadband Deployment: States are playing a crucial role in efforts to expand broadband, according to a new article from Pew. The article explains what has been done in some states and what should be done in others.

Order Voicing Our Values and Preparing to Win: For the past seven years, we have sold our communications and organizing handbooks on Amazon. Every year, we get many orders during the holiday season. Consider ordering Voicing Our Values here and/or Preparing to win here.