Fundraising, Poll Workers, Body Cameras and More

Posted on January 23, 2024

Poll Worker Investment Act: Poll workers are increasingly older and new ones are difficult to recruit. The Poll Worker Investment Act would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to serve as precinct officials under the supervision of adults. It’s an investment in the future of our democracy.

Ten tips for fundraising: Fundraising can be hard or fairly easy. It really depends on the way you prepare, the way you ask, and perhaps most important, the way you feel about the project. Read ten tips for success in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

How and when to persuade MAGA people: When you’re stuck trying to persuade a right-wing ideologue, what do you do? Follow the example of Socrates and ask questions in order to draw out the other person’s false assumptions. For this PLI podcast, listen here.

Financial Pain for Cities from Struggling Downtowns: Work from home now accounts for 28 percent of all working days, a 5-fold increase over pre-pandemic levels. Governing Magazine discusses what is happening in U.S. cities and how some are dealing with the problem.

How Chicago Became an Unlikely Leader in Body-Camera Transparency: Despite a history of violent policing, Chicago has become a model for body-camera transparency, according to ProPublica. The key is control by a civilian agency rather than the police department.

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.