Racial Profiling, Gun Laws, Teaching Profession Playbook and More

Posted on May 5, 2021

Racial Profiling Prevention Act: Almost every day, the news brings us another example of racial profiling by police. Obviously, nobody should be treated more harshly by police because of their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. The Racial Profiling Prevention Act addresses the issue in multiple ways.

It seems SCOTUS intends to wreck state and local gun laws: The Supreme Court recently announced it is taking a case designed to overturn New York’s limits on carrying concealed weapons, which would threaten state and local gun laws across the nation. For a discussion of what they’re thinking, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

How and When to Persuade MAGA People: When you’re stuck trying to persuade a right-wing idealogue, what do you do? Follow the example of Socrates and ask questions in order to draw out the other person’s false assumptions. For more, listen here.

U.S. Justice Department to publish model state “red flag” law within 30 days: Red flag laws allow threatened citizens or law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily prevent a dangerous person from accessing firearms. We should all push the Justice Department’s model bill when it becomes available.

NEW Teaching Profession Playbook: This brand-new policy book from the Partnership for the Future of Learning explains challenges and best practices for recruiting, preparing and retaining high-quality teachers that bring greater diversity to the profession.

How to build and use a volunteer base: Progressive campaigns and causes often rely on volunteer efforts. Chapter 10 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win, discusses how to get the most out of volunteers.