Vaccine Mandates, Homeless Crisis, Aging Population and More

Posted on September 23, 2021

Prepare for an Aging Population Act: In most jurisdictions, the percent of elderly residents is growing fast. The Prepare for an Aging Population Act would establish a task force to study the state’s or locality’s situation and recommend a plan that would provide needed services and support for the aging in both the near- and long-term.

Vaccine mandates represent winning politics: More than 73 percent of Americans (including 60 percent of Republicans) are vaccinated and they are—justifiably—growing impatient with and angry at the unvaccinated. Thus, vaccine mandates are not just essential policy, but also winning politics. For a discussion, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Biden mandates vaccines for millions. Can he do that? How can vaccine mandates effectively be enforced? What precedent is there in history and law? And how do individuals and business owners feel about Biden’s executive orders? Listen to this Washington Post podcast here.

State and Local Government Law Blog (SLoGLaw): There’s a new blog about state and local government law sponsored by the Georgetown University Law Center (or “Georgetown Law”) and featuring experts from many top law schools across the country. Read it here.

Building a Lasting Solution to the Nation’s Homeless Crisis: About 600,000 Americans are homeless. This article from Governing Magazine discusses the problem and offers some solutions.

How to write down a plan for an advocacy campaign: The more resources you plan to commit, the more important it is to write down a campaign plan. Chapter 2 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win, explains how you should do it.