Ageism, Police Killings, How to Win and More

Posted on January 9, 2024

Online Disclosure of Crime Statistics Act: State and local law enforcement agencies often do a poor job disclosing crime statistics to the public. The Online Disclosure of Crime Statistics Act requires state/local law enforcement to promptly and continually provide statistics for the crime categories that are reported to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Stop with the ageism: The whole idea of fighting bigotry is that people should be judged on their individual characteristics, not their group such as race, religion, sex, or gender identity. And yet, Joe Biden is almost universally faulted because of his age. For analysis, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

How to win in 2024: This January 2024 PLI podcast discusses what people are thinking about politics today, who is persuadable, and what messages can move them to our side.

2023 saw record killings by US police: Officers killed at least 1,232 people last year, a higher number than any time in the past decade, reports The Guardian. This happened despite the fact that homicides declined by an astonishing 20 percent in 2023, explains the New York Times.

Large-scale poll of MAGA beliefs: An unusual large-scale poll analysis published by the NIH National Library of Medicine finds that 71 percent of MAGA supporters say “discrimination against whites is as big a problem as discrimination against Blacks and other minorities,” 51 percent think “native-born white people are being replaced by immigrants,” 31 percent believe “having a strong leader for America is more important than having a democracy,” and 30 percent think “in the next few years there will be a civil war in the United States.”

The 2024 Progressive Agenda for States & Localities: The eleventh and latest edition of our Progressive Agenda highlights 50 model bills and hyperlinks to more than 230 models. You can download a PDF with hyperlinks built-in or read it in HTML text.