White Supremacy, Neck Restraints, Coronavirus Surge and More

Posted on July 1, 2020

Neck Restraint Prohibition Act: Many police departments still allow the use of neck restraints of the kind that led to the deaths of George Floyd, Elijah McClain and many others. The Neck Restraint Prohibition Act unequivocally bans the use of neck restraints by law enforcement.

Trumpism has become a death cult: Trump’s followers are, in effect, “drinking the Kool Aid.” Such a reference to the Jonestown massacre of 1978 is often used improperly and unfairly. But what Trump is doing truly fits the description. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Why this coronavirus surge is different: With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing over the past two weeks, the Wall Street Journal’s podcast digs into the causes and consequences.

Comparison of each state’s health criteria in reopening plans: The National Governors Association has created a spreadsheet on reopening plans which is updated twice a week. Compare your state’s criteria with others.

How White Supremacy Returned to Mainstream Politics: This report was just published by the Center for American Progress. It provides a guide to identifying and calling out the white nationalist ideas that are infiltrating U.S. politics.

How to talk about issues of law enforcement: You already know the language that works with the progressive base, but what works with persuadable Americans? Read this chapter from PLI’s messaging guide, Voicing Our Values.