Memes, Right to Marry, Worker Power and More

Posted on February 24, 2021

Right to Marry Constitutional Amendment: It is appropriate to replace existing provisions that purport to prohibit same-sex marriage with an affirmative right. The Right to Marry Constitutional Amendment recognizes that the fundamental right to marry regardless of sex or gender should be enshrined in state constitutions.

$15 minimum wage is great politics: Some “moderate” political leaders are shying away from a $15 per hour minimum wage because they have the impression that, politically, it’s a bridge too far. They’re wrong! A $15 minimum wage is popular and more motivating than $10, $11 or $12. For proof, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

How memes drive misinformation: When we think about the anti-vaccine movement, the Capitol insurrection, and even the GameStop uprising, it’s becoming clear that memes are what we really should be worried about. Axios Today explains in this podcast.

Eleven Things State and Local Governments Can Do to Build Worker Power: After years of attacks on organized labor, only eleven percent of workers belong to a union. The Center for American Progress details eleven strategies to rebuild power and raise job quality for working people.

Plastic Bag Legislation: The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently published a roundup of legislation on plastic bag bans and fees which also lists some key laws at the city and county levels.

2021 Progressive Agenda for the States and Localities: The latest edition of PLI’s policy handbook is now online. The Progressive Agenda highlights 50 model bills for the current year and hyperlinks to more than 100 others.