Gun Storage, Workers Rights, Economic Policy and More

Posted on June 12, 2024

Safe Storage of Firearms Act: Unsecured firearms are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. The Safe Storage of Firearms Act  requires that a gun must be secured with a gun lock or kept in a locked container except when it is being carried or is within close proximity to the possessor.

Side with average Americans on economic policy: Progressives should easily win arguments over economic issues, but for at least ten years, most white Americans have believed that MAGA candidates would serve them better. For a discussion of what we need to say and do, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Strikes, Unions and Workers’ Rights: The NPR podcast Civics 101 offers a discussion of the labor movement, both past and present.

Carbon dioxide is accumulating in the atmosphere faster than ever: The past two years have seen the largest recorded rise in atmospheric CO2 according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). CO2, a greenhouse gas, is the main contributor to climate change.

Most Americans say they are living paycheck to paycheck: A NewsNation poll recently published in The Hill finds that 58 percent of Americans spend their entire paychecks, with little or nothing left for savings or emergencies. A CNBC poll found that 65 percent are living paycheck to paycheck.

What We Stand For in Twelve Words: This evergreen IdeaLog column suggests a simple way to explain what you, and all progressives, stand for.


Social Work, Social Media, Safe Leave and More

Posted on May 29, 2024

Social Work Licensure Compact: Clinical social workers are licensed by state, so when a patient moves out of state, the social worker can’t continue therapy. The Social Work Licensure Compact would allow interstate practice....


Persuasion, Presentation, Demilitarization and More

Posted on May 15, 2024

Demilitarization of Police Act: Many police departments have and use military equipment like machine guns, armored vehicles, night-vision scopes, camouflage fatigues and flash-bang grenades. The Demilitarization of Police Act requires law enforcement agencies to disclose and...


Abortion Access, Corporate Crime, Confirmation Bias and More

Posted on April 30, 2024

Grow Your Own Teacher: There are both short- and long-term problems with teacher recruitment and retention. The Grow Your Own Teacher Act is one solution. It provides college scholarships to worthy low-income public school graduates who...


ShotSpotter, E-scooters, Targeting and More

Posted on April 17, 2024

Community Schools Resolution: This resolution promotes community schools as a way to improve student achievement by providing services and programs that address out-of-school barriers to learning. The Community Schools Resolution can be adjusted to apply to...


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...


Partisan Gap, Security Cameras, Subminimum Wage and More

Posted on February 7, 2024

Fairness In Taxation Act: Affluent households pay a disproportionately low share of the tax burden. The Fairness in Taxation Act, based on the Massachusetts constitutional amendment enacted in 2020, would add an additional tax...


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...


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...


Wages, Crime, MAGA and More

Posted on December 12, 2023

Wage Transparency in Job Postings Act: Withholding pay information in employment ads leads to inequality in pay, usually with white males earning more than females and people of color. The Wage Transparency in Job...