Proactive Strategy, Messaging Online, Right to Repair and More

Posted on April 7, 2021

Digital Right to Repair Act: By requiring manufacturers to make information available to owners and independent repair providers, the Digital Right to Repair Act ensures that, on fair and reasonable terms, owners are able to get the documentation, parts and tools to maintain and repair such equipment.

A proactive strategy shifts the debate: Whether your jurisdiction is red, blue or purple, progressives need to go on the offensive. They should drive bold proactive agendas to arm our activists with policies that represent progressive values and energize them to fight for something instead of just defending the status quo. For more, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Voicing Our Values Pocket Guide: This 20-minute podcast reviews 12 areas of public policy and explains how to use progressive values to argue for each of them. It’s a thumbnail version of PLI’s cornerstone messaging book. Listen here.

About three-in-ten U.S. adults say they are “almost constantly” online: An additional 48 percent say they are online “several times a day.” These poll results from Pew Research Center reinforce the need for progressives to focus on getting our messages out through social media and Internet news sources.

The swamp isn’t in D.C. It’s in state capitals: In state capitals controlled by conservatives, undemocratic anti-majoritarians are seizing rights from voters, according to a recent column in the Washington Post. A quantitative study from the University of Washington reaches the same conclusion.

How to deal with the politics of race, class and group identification: If there is one certainty about the foreseeable political future, it’s that the right wing will appeal to bigotry. PLI’s Voicing Our Values explains how progressives should respond to this enormously important challenge.