Abortion Messaging, Economic Populism, Basic Polling and More

Posted on May 4, 2022

Protection Against Unfair Non-Compete Clauses Act: There is widespread abuse of non-compete clauses in employment contracts—even fast-food workers, personal care aides and janitors are being forced to sign them. Several states now prohibit such provisions for lower-wage workers. The Protection Against Unfair Non-Compete Clauses Act is similar to Illinois law.

How to talk about abortion rights now: Thanks to the Supreme Court, abortion has become one of the top political issues in America. If you’re involved in federal or state elections in any way, be ready. Even local officials will have to answer. For messaging advice, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Ban on leaf blowers: California and more than 100 cities have banned gas-powered leaf blowers, pushing people to use electric blowers instead. The Brian Lehrer Show on New York public radio talks about the issue.

Stream of stories about SCOTUS and abortion: Because of a leak, we know that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Vox has a good stream of stories about both the politics and policy of abortion.

Economic populism is the path to winning over more working class voters: All of this article is very good, but you might start several paragraphs down with the first of six conclusions about what Americans are thinking and feeling today.

Basics of polling: This is a chapter from our PLI advocacy guide, Preparing to Win. It’s a thumbnail guide to understanding and using polls.