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.

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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