Anti-Doxing, Roe v. Wade, The Big Lie and More

Posted on May 19, 2021

LGBT Panic Defense Prohibition Act: People who assault LGBT people often suggest that surprise realization of the victim’s LGBT status was to blame for the attacker’s “panicked” violent reaction. The LGBT Panic Defense Prohibition Act, the law in only 13 states, prevents that legal tactic during a criminal trial.

The Big Lie is a historic opportunity: First, do everything possible to get conservative policymakers clearly on record in support of “The Big Lie.” Second, call it The Big Lie even after you’re sick of that moniker. To read how this could make the difference in the 2022 elections and even trigger a permanent realignment of voters, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Is the Supreme Court looking to overturn Roe v. Wade? The answer is duh, yes. But, as law professor Mary Zieglar explains in this 4-minute PBS podcast, the Court might leave Roe standing but gut its meaning and effect. You can listen here.

State Tax Revenue Passes a Recovery Milestone: For the first time in more than a year, state tax revenue has recovered to normal levels in at least 29 states, according to Pew, although 18 states are still in the red.

Anti-Doxing Guide: Doxing is broadcasting private information about people (like elected officials) in order to harass and traumatize them. This guide from Equality Labs provides practical steps to protect yourself.

How to generate successful calls and letters: Progressive campaigns and causes often need to encourage people to call and write about an issue. Chapter 17 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win, discusses how to accomplish that.