Abortion, COVID-19, School Lunch Eligibility and More

Posted on September 8, 2021

Temporary Workers Bill of Rights Act: In the “gig economy,” there are a lot of jobs that are essentially “temporary.” The Temporary Workers Bill of Rights Act establishes minimum standards and enforcement mechanisms for workers to protect their rights.

How to talk about abortion rights: Americans support abortion rights by a margin of about 2-to-1. But the way you talk about the issue makes a substantial difference. To understand the best language for abortion rights, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Abortion is all but banned in Texas: A Texas law bans abortion after about six weeks, before many women even know they are pregnant. Although it clearly violates Roe v. Wade, the five ultraconservatives on the Supreme Court cynically let the law take effect. For a podcast discussion with Anna Rupani of Fund Texas Choice, listen here.

Schools will see bursts of COVID cases: In August, schools without mask mandates “saw an explosion of COVID-19 cases,” according to CNN. The Delta variant is now “causing more than 98% of all infections nationwide.” So, what should schools in your area do?

By Acting Now, Policymakers Can Connect More Low-Income Children with School Meals: State and local policymakers have until September 30 to employ an option in the National School Lunch Program known as “community eligibility” explains the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

What you should know about polling for advocacy campaigns: Advocates need polling data, but how extensive and expensive depends on your situation. Chapter 5 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win, explains what you should do.