Government Contractors, Liquor Taxes, Twelve Words and More

Posted on August 11, 2021

No Discrimination by Government Contractors Act: States and localities have routinely included language in government contracts to prevent certain types of discrimination. The No Discrimination by Government Contractors Act broadens anti-discrimination requirements to include gender, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

What we stand for in twelve words: The latest Gallup polls show that 41 percent of Americans say they are conservative on economic issues compared to only 25 percent who are liberal on economics. Even after the fiascoes of the Trump presidency, conservatism remains quite popular. Why? And what should progressives do about it? Read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

PLI podcasts on values and message framing: The Public Leadership Institute presents a series of podcasts that summarize the advice in our messaging book, Voicing Our Values. You can listen here.

Wide disparity among states in distilled spirits taxes: A whole lot of states have low liquor taxes compared to their neighbors, including progressive jurisdictions. This map from the Tax Foundation shows distilled spirits taxes state-by-state.

A substantial slice of Trump voters are persuadable: IdeaLog has discussed this before and here’s more proof. In a Tennessee poll, “one-third of Trump voters…said that there was no chance that they would consider a candidate who voted to block certification” of the 2020 election.

How advocacy groups work closely with bill sponsors: Progressive advocacy groups too often fail to work effectively with bill sponsors, even though cooperation is essential for best results. Chapter 14 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win, suggests ways for advocates to work more closely with sponsors.