Cyberbullying, Revenue Raising, Insurrection and More

Posted on January 13, 2021

Cyberbullying Prevention and Education Act: Cyberbullying is a fast-growing problem that affects about half of all teens. The Cyberbullying Prevention and Education Act requires school districts to train their staffs to recognize and deal with cyberbullying.

Don’t say “partisan,” “polarized” or “Washington”: It is now a fundamental falsehood to compare Democrats to Republicans or progressives to Trumpists. We need to stop the both-siderism and false equivalency which tends to normalize what Trump and his allies have done to America. For more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

We’ve Had Insurrections Before: The insurrectionist riot at the U.S. Capitol and multiple threats to other government offices reminds us that it has happened before and at the state level. A National Public Radio podcast compares the current moment with the storming of the Louisiana Statehouse in 1874.

Security holes at state capitols—many allow guns, lack metal detectors: There are many security gaps that rioters could exploit at state and local government buildings according to a report by USA Today. Insurrectionist violence is expected, starting this weekend.

New interactive tool on revenue-raising options in each state: States can move toward greater prosperity and equality, but only if their finances are strong. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has a new interactive tool to help explore revenue-raising options state-by-state.

How to talk about the wages and benefits: Our economic system is unfair because the rules are rigged to favor the rich and powerful over the middle class and working families. Are you using the best messaging to talk about wages and benefits? Read this chapter from PLI’s messaging guide.