Solitary Confinement, Gun Violence, Job Creation and More

Posted on February 4, 2016

Juvenile Justice Stop Solitary Confinement Act: President Obama recently announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders, but it only applies to the federal prison system. Here is a model bill to do...


Abortion Rights Strategy, Government Accounting Rule, Corporations Hoarding Cash and More

Posted on January 21, 2016

Women’s Right to the Pill Act: Women seeking contraception, especially emergency contraception, continue to face refusals when they go to the pharmacy. The anti-abortion movement, in some states, has become the anti-contraception movement as...


Abortion Rights, Financial Protection, Drug Offenders and More

Posted on January 7, 2016

Rape Survivor Information Act: Emergency contraception (EC) is exceptionally effective in preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex. Any woman who reports to law enforcement or college authorities that she has been sexually assaulted ought to...


Keep Bosses Out, Ten Policy Myths, Take On Hate and More

Posted on December 10, 2015

Keep Bosses Out of the Bedroom Act: Employees should be judged by their performance at work, without regard to their personal, private health care decisions. Yet, in recent years there have been a number...


Job Piracy, Populist Platform, the Supreme Court and More

Posted on November 25, 2015

Job Piracy Cease Fire Act: Neighboring jurisdictions are continuously trying to steal jobs from one another by bribing employers to move. This is a horrible use of taxpayer funds and unfairly tilts the economic...


Too Young to Test, End of Life Options, Ballot Initiatives and More

Posted on November 13, 2015

Too Young to Test Act: A recent report from the Council of the Great City Schools found that there is far too much reliance on standardized testing in public schools, hurting schoolchildren, teachers and...


Public Services, Standardized Testing, Message Framing and More

Posted on October 29, 2015

Access to Public Services for Non-English Speakers Act: Millions of residents can’t easily interact with government agencies because they a have limited ability speak or read in English. The Access to Public Services for...


Voter Registration, Political Labels, Charter Schools and More

Posted on October 15, 2015

Automatic Voter Registration: Oregon and California recently enacted legislation automatically registering to vote any resident who has a driver’s license or state ID card unless the individual opts out. The Brennen Center describes the...


Juvenile Justice Reform, Pope Francis, Federal Budget and More

Posted on October 1, 2015

Juvenile Justice Reform Act: This model combines three urgent reforms. The Juvenile Justice Reform Act restricts pretrial confinement to youths who pose a danger or may flee from justice; it limits the circumstances when...