2020 Election, White Supremacy, Education and More

Posted on November 18, 2020

Resolution Condemning White Supremacy: Unfortunately, such legislation is important once again. Boise, Idaho adopted this resolution in 2019, so you can too. The Resolution Condemning White Supremacy describes the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. and around the globe, provides a place to acknowledge local history, and calls for a series of steps to bring us closer to justice.

Sex, lies and the 2020 election: Because persuasion seems out of the question, our elections have become almost entirely about turnout. For the same reason, progressive slogans like “defund the police” and “green new deal” do not seem to harm our side. But clearly, the other side’s media and social media operations are killing us, as described in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

What A Biden Presidency Could Mean for Education: Joe Biden recently said, “For American educators, this is a great day for you all. You’re going to have one of your own in the White House.” He meant his wife, an English professor. National Public Radio has a short podcast about Biden and education policy.

State + Local Decarbonization Policies for the South: This report from the Southern Economic Advancement Project, while aimed at states and localities in the South, seems equally applicable to the rest of the nation. It covers policies on electricity, buildings, transportation, agriculture and more.

State Tobacco Activities Tracking & Evaluation System: The federal Centers for Disease Control has a new interactive application that presents current and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control.

Voicing Our Values: The Public Leadership Institute’s messaging guide is both readable online and downloadable as a PDF.