Progressive Tactics, Values, Rules of Persuasion and More

Posted on March 24, 2021

Protection Against Unlawful Evictions Act: There has been a stunning number of illegal evictions resulting from COVID-19. The Protection Against Unlawful Evictions Act creates an expedited timeline for courts to hear and remedy illegal evictions.

Progressives Values that Persuade: Progressives have a fairly consistent agenda; we know what we stand for. But we don’t always do the best job of persuading typical Americans that we’re on their side. That’s because we tend to speak in progressive jargon while persuasion requires that we use language that they’re comfortable hearing. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

PLI’s Three Rules of Persuasion: (1) Begin in agreement and stay in agreement; (2) use progressive values; and (3) show listeners how they benefit. In just 13 minutes, you’ll learn how to move the largest number of people to your side. Listen here.

How prisons and jails are responding to COVID-19: Prisons and jails are amplifiers of infectious diseases. So it makes sense for state and local facilities to adopt policies that minimize the pandemic. The Prison Policy Initiative reports on successes and failures.

A Proactive Abortion Agenda: Federal and State Policies to Protect and Expand Access: In many jurisdictions, progressives have the opportunity to strengthen reproductive rights according to this new report from the Center for American Progress.

This biweekly PLI Bulletin is in its ninth year: Begun in early 2013, this email has promoted hundreds of model bills, webinars, podcasts, messaging tactics and policy reports to state and local policymakers across the nation. You can see years of these Bulletins on our website here.