Crime Decline, Election Practices, Progressive Agenda and More

Posted on April 2, 2024

Tenants Right to Organize Act: For residential tenants, collective action is often the most effective, or only, way to solve legitimate grievances against the landlord. The Tenants Right to Organize Act, based on a District of Columbia statute, protects the right of tenants to form and operate an organization to advocate on their own behalf.

Crime has declined by a lot: Right-wingers have been attacking progressives and Democrats, as usual, over the issue of crime. But, in fact, crime is down across the nation. Murder, especially, has declined substantially. For details, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Voicing Our Values pocket guide: Values help you persuade others. This edition explains how to use our values pocket guide. For this PLI podcast, click here.

How local officials can make their jurisdictions more voter-friendly: A new guide from the Fair Elections Center provides ideas to improve the administration of voter registration, poll worker recruitment and training, voter education, and other administrative practices.

States pass legislation to protect election workers: Fourteen states passed laws in 2022 or 2023 to protect election workers from threats and harassment, explains Talking Points Memo based on NCSL data. These are similar to PLI’s Stop Intimidation of Public Officials Act.

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.