Police Deception, Carbon Pricing, Pillars of Trumpism and More

Posted on June 2, 2021

Police Deception Prohibition Act: It is not unusual for police to try to trick people into a confession by claiming they know something they don’t. The Police Deception Prohibition Act prevents police from tricking juveniles into confessions because minors are about three times more likely than adults to confess falsely.

The pillars of Trumpism are hate, lies and destruction: Whether or not Donald Trump runs for office again, most conservative voters have swallowed Trumpism hook, line and sinker. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of conservatives reject the Big Lie and can be persuaded to abandon Trumpist candidates. For how and why, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Why are people hesitant to take the vaccine and what can you say to them? A University of California, Irvine podcast discusses the five most common reasons people say they are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine and answers for each. You can listen here.

Voter suppression roundup: States have already enacted more than 20 laws this year that make it harder to vote. The Brennan Center for Justice explains where we stand across the states.

How Washington State enacted the first carbon pricing system: On May 17, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act, an economy-wide cap-and-invest law. ClimateXChange reports on how environmentalists succeeded.

How to pursue an amendment strategy: Progressive campaigns and causes often have a hard time getting their policies voted upon. Chapter 20 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win, explains one way to accomplish that.


Anti-Doxing, Roe v. Wade, The Big Lie and More

Posted on May 19, 2021

LGBT Panic Defense Prohibition Act: People who assault LGBT people often suggest that surprise realization of the victim’s LGBT status was to blame for the attacker’s “panicked” violent reaction. The LGBT Panic Defense Prohibition...


Racial Profiling, Gun Laws, Teaching Profession Playbook and More

Posted on May 5, 2021

Racial Profiling Prevention Act: Almost every day, the news brings us another example of racial profiling by police. Obviously, nobody should be treated more harshly by police because of their actual or perceived race,...


Cancel Culture, Use of Force, Megadonors and More

Posted on April 21, 2021

Police Use of Force Act: The deaths of George Floyd and several others have made it clear that, in many jurisdictions, police use of force is out of control. The Police Use of Force...


Proactive Strategy, Messaging Online, Right to Repair and More

Posted on April 7, 2021

Digital Right to Repair Act: By requiring manufacturers to make information available to owners and independent repair providers, the Digital Right to Repair Act ensures that, on fair and reasonable terms, owners are able...


Progressive Tactics, Values, Rules of Persuasion and More

Posted on March 24, 2021

Protection Against Unlawful Evictions Act: There has been a stunning number of illegal evictions resulting from COVID-19. The Protection Against Unlawful Evictions Act creates an expedited timeline for courts to hear and remedy illegal...


Disinformation, Mainstream Values, Early Warning Systems and More

Posted on March 10, 2021

Protection Against Guns in State Buildings Act: Hate groups are threatening legislatures and government offices across the nation. The Protection Against Guns in State Buildings Act makes it illegal, with a few exceptions, to...


Memes, Right to Marry, Worker Power and More

Posted on February 24, 2021

Right to Marry Constitutional Amendment: It is appropriate to replace existing provisions that purport to prohibit same-sex marriage with an affirmative right. The Right to Marry Constitutional Amendment recognizes that the fundamental right to...


Mainstream America, Redistricting, Drug Prices and More

Posted on February 10, 2021

Prescription Drug Affordability Act: State agencies already review and approve costs for such things as health insurance and hospital rates. The Prescription Drug Affordability Act establishes a Board to review and establish certain prescription...


Impeachment, False Reporting, 2021 Agenda and More

Posted on January 27, 2021

Malicious False Reporting Relief Act: While false reporting to law enforcement authorities is a crime, it often goes unprosecuted. The Malicious False Reporting Relief Act allows people to bring a civil action against someone...