Campaign Theme, Absentee Ballots, Reinventing School and More

Posted on September 9, 2020

Register New Residents Act: Whenever people move, they should register to vote or update their preexisting voter registration. That’s why Seattle enacted a simple ordinance that requires landlords to provide information on voter registration and a registration form to new tenants. This can and should be replicated on the state and local levels. The Register New Residents Act goes a step further and also requires sellers to provide the same information to home buyers at settlement.

What’s the theme of your campaign? Whether you’re trying to win an election or pass legislation, your campaign needs a central message that is repeated over and over. It’s your theme. But what makes a great theme and how do you integrate it into the campaign? For some answers, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

The Absentee Ballot Election: This podcast, sponsored by National Public Radio, addresses the role that absentee ballots will play in the upcoming election with a focus on the state of Georgia.

State Snapshot on COVID-19 responses: This report from Stateside will be updated weekly to provide the most current information on state rules for business openings, social distancing, travel restrictions, gathering restrictions, unemployment insurance status, and more.

Restarting and Reinventing School: Learning in the Time of COVID and Beyond: This report from the Learning Policy Institute provides research, state and local examples, and policy recommendations in ten key areas to help schools reinvent themselves around principles of equity and authentic learning.

How to talk about the issues of wages and benefits: Like every other election year, the rights of workers are playing a central role. Are you using the best messaging? Read this chapter from PLI’s messaging guide.