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405 State and Local Elected Officials Demand No Confirmation Until Inauguration

October 2020 in ,

The letter calls for support for states and localities as they grapple with the pandemic and health care emergency, racial injustice, economic crisis, and current election Denver, Colorado – As case numbers of COVID-19 rise, 405 state and local leaders from 48 states and Washington, D.C., released a letter today demanding action on the urgent issues of the pandemic and […]

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Legislators can protect workers’ rights, safety by partnering with Attorneys General, according to new EPI report

September 2020 in , ,

The fight for worker’s rights rages on through the pandemic. Everyone deserves a safe workplace, yet the average American worker currently finds themselves in a troubling situation: risk their health or go to work. Millions of Americans are relying on elected officials to enact policies that will protect their rights and ensure their safety. Fortunately, […]

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Americans Want Community Investment, Not Cuts

August 2020 in ,

Recent poll finds intense support across 10 states for legislators to side with workers over corporations A recent poll surveying Americans in Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and conducted by TargetSmart, shows voters’ strong support for: state investment in ensuring residents are […]

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After Voting Debacle in the Spring, New Poll Shows Wisconsinites Want State Government to Ensure Safety and Accessibility of Election

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Overwhelming support for state investment to ensure health and economic security while also bolstering a fair election  In the wake of Wisconsin’s much-criticized spring elections, a recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and conducted by TargetSmart shows Wisconsin voters broadly support reforms to safely administer elections, increase the role of the state […]

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New Poll Shows Mississippians Want Bold Policy Action by State Government to Address COVID Impact on Economy and Election

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In a recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and conducted by TargetSmart, Missippians expressed a strong desire for bold policy action by the state government to address the impact of COVID on the economy and election safety and accessibility.  Voters Concerned about COVID Impact on Health and Strongly Support Bold Economic Policies […]

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New Poll Shows GA Voters’ Deep Concern About Pandemic Impact on Elections and Economy

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Strong support for bold policy solutions to help working families, businesses, and ensure the safety and accessibility of elections The coronavirus surfaces as the top issue priority for Georgia voters and this concern cuts across partisan lines.  A recent poll conducted by TargetSmart and commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Georgians have deep […]

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New Poll Shows Coronavirus Pandemic is the Main Issue on Texans’ Minds

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Strong support for bold policy solutions to help working families and ensure safe and accessible elections A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and conducted by TargetSmart shows that Texans hold deep concerns about the risk COVID-19 poses to their health, the impact on the economy and the election and they support […]

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10 State Poll: Americans Support Bold Policy Solutions to Bolster Economy and Democracy, Manage Crises Exacerbated by COVID

August 2020 in , , , , , ,

Intense support for commonsense election reforms and solutions to create economic security A recent poll surveying voters in Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and conducted by TargetSmart, shows voters support policies to ensure accessible elections and a desire for more state investment […]

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Tennessee Supreme Court Ruling, New Polling Add to Urgency for Action During Special Legislative Session

August 2020 in , ,

New poll shows Tennesseans want action to ensure safe, accessible elections and to help workers  Yesterday, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that the coronavirus pandemic which has infected nearly 5 million Americans and killed more than 150,00 is not an acceptable reason to vote absentee in the November election in Tennessee. However, new polling commissioned […]

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Floridians Want State Lawmakers to Act on Threats Created by COVID Crisis

August 2020 in , , , , , ,

Strong support for progressive solutions to help working families and ensure the elections are accessible and safe A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Florida voters hold deep concerns over the risk that COVID-19 poses to their health and the impact on the economy and the election.  Two in three Floridians […]

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As State Legislature Goes Into Special Session, New Poll Shows Nevadans Support Action on Threats Created by COVID Crisis

July 2020 in , , , , , ,

Strong support for bold policy solutions to help working families and ensure the safety and accessibility of elections As the Nevada state legislature is set to begin a special session to address COVID-19 related issues, a recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Nevada voters hold deep concerns over the risk that […]

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Michiganders Want State Lawmakers to Act on Threats of COVID Crisis

July 2020 in , , , ,

Strong support for progressive solutions to help working families and ensure the safety and security of elections A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Michigan voters hold deep concerns over the risk that COVID-19 poses to their health and the impact on the economy.  The poll showed that Michiganders believe that […]

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Pennsylvanians Support Progressive Agenda in Harrisburg

June 2020 in , , , ,

Residents particularly support public health and economic responses to COVID-19 and critical democracy reforms  A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Pennsylvanians are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and support widespread testing, prioritize working people in the economic response, and support reforms to make our democracy stronger.  Pennsylvanians Broadly Support […]

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We Won’t Go Back: An Open Letter from State and Local Legislators Urging the U.S. Supreme Court to Defend Abortion Access

May 2020 in , ,

In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first major abortion rights decision since Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have taken the bench, over 300 local and state elected officials have signed on to the open letter below, urging the Justices to stand by decades of precedent and reject the medically unnecessary Louisiana law which would shut […]

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The COVID Crisis Reveals Deep Fissures in American Society and Shines a Light on the Path Forward

May 2020 in , , ,

“Many Americans are now experiencing what poor communities live with daily. We have communities perennially facing lower wages, higher poverty, lack of access to health care, and lack of access to child care. Shift workers, low-wage workers, agrarian workers, and service workers are now being pushed over the edge. We must be intentional about identifying […]

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Black Maternal Health Week 2020

April 2020 in

SiX is proud to parter with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance on Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), a week of education and advocacy around the experiences of Black Mamas. From April 11th through April 17th, through a series of digital and community events, BMHW will uplift Black-women led entities to focus on the root causes of poor maternal […]

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Abortion is Essential Healthcare

April 2020 in ,

Crisis does not erase inequality. It lays it bare. We’ve seen how low-income communities of color, have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. And we’ve seen how anti-abortion officials are pulling out all the stops to use this crisis as an excuse to ban abortion. During this unprecedented pandemic, our elected officials should be focused on our families’ […]

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North Carolinians Supported Economic Reform Even Before the COVID-19 Crisis

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A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows North Carolina voters held deep concerns over pocketbook economic issues and support for progressive policy solutions even before the full impact of COVID-19 was felt. The poll showed that North Carolinians believe that the government should play a constructive role in people’s economic lives.   […]

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Legislating in a Pandemic: Transparent & Remote Governance

March 2020 in , , ,

Considerations for Transparent & Accessible Governance in Emergencies Examples of Remote Governance Transitions Reads & Resources As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing list of state legislatures have postponed session and legislators themselves have started testing positive for the virus. While some states quickly moved to remote sessions and amended open meeting laws […]

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COVID-19 + Repro Resources

March 2020 in

In this urgent global health pandemic, anti-abortion lawmakers are once again playing politics with people’s lives and health, and there are very real reproductive health impacts and needs this moment presents.  Click here for general RFLC talking points on the coronavirus. Important: Here are some issues that you should talk to your repro coalition and abortion […]

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Census Get Out the Count Toolkit for State Legislators

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The 2020 Census officially kicks off March 12th, when households across the country have started receiving mailed invitations with instructions to respond to the census. State legislators have a uniquely strong platform and a responsibility to get out the count in communities all across the country. And SiX is here to help. Check out our Census […]

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New Legislator Resource: Ending Prison Gerrymandering

March 2020 in , ,

State legislators have a crucial role in advancing accurate and equitable redistricting. That means ending prison gerrymandering: the harmful practice of counting incarcerated people as residents of prison districts instead of at home.  SiX and Prison Policy Initiative are thrilled to release a new resource on prison gerrymandering. Our brief includes messaging guidance, policy design considerations, […]

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Commonsense Gun Safety Reforms Receive Broad Bipartisan Support in Colorado

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A recent poll conducted by Strategies 360 for the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows that Coloradans strongly support progressive solutions to improve gun safety. Across the board from liberals to conservatives, these commonsense policies receive overwhelming support statewide.  Lost and Stolen Reporting and Safe Storage Seven in ten Colorado voters favor holding gun owners legally […]

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Fighting Back Against Anti-Transgender Legislation in the States

February 2020 in , ,

The bad news: Across the country, there’s been a rise in hateful legislation that attacks the basic dignity and humanity of transgender youth. The good news: These bills have already been stopped in states including South Dakota and Florida, and there are resources to help in every state!  Jessie Ulibarri, SiX Co-Executive Director teamed up with Chase Strangio […]

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Wage Theft Policy Playbook

February 2020 in , ,

No matter where we come from or what our color, most of us work hard for our families. But today, our families, local economies, and communities are being exploited by certain greedy CEOs who are stealing billions of dollars in wages earned by working Americans. Fortunately, thanks to progressive state legislators, anti-wage theft policies are […]

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Health Care Messaging Strategy Briefing for Colorado Legislators

February 2020 in ,

Application for Interested Legislators Join SiX for a strategy meeting on Tuesday, February 18th, from 11:00-12:00 at the Colorado State Capitol. SiX is excited to bring nationally renowned pollster Celinda Lake to Denver to support legislators on health care messaging. Celinda will present national-level health care research and work with legislators on adapting her findings […]

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MI Poll: Voters Want Focus on Election Security

February 2020 in , ,

Survey also examined attitudes around additional voting reforms and participation in the upcoming 2020 Census LANSING, Mich. – As early voting began last week in Michigan, a recent statewide survey of Michigan residents shows they are concerned about protecting the elections process and want elected officials to make election security a priority. The poll also gathered […]

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Maryland Voters Support a Progressive, Pro-Worker Agenda

January 2020 in , , , , , ,

Voters also prioritize public education and are receptive to expanding revenue sources As stagnating wages continue to take a toll on the middle class, a recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Maryland voters value quality public education in the state and are strongly supportive of a progressive, pro-worker economic agenda. Education […]

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Virginia Voters Support Progressive Policy Solutions to Address their Economic and Election Concerns

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A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Virginia voters are concerned about health care, pocketbook economic issues, and election security. Virginians have made the connection between the problems working families face and the progressive policy solutions that can address these challenges; they want action. Voters Want Action on Economic Policies that […]

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RESTORING A FAIR WORKWEEK

January 2020 in ,

STATE POLICIES TO COMBAT ABUSIVE SCHEDULING PRACTICES  By the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and SiX Today a majority of working Americans – over 80 million people – clock into a job with an hourly wage. As millions of families benefit from higher minimum wages (thanks to the work of many of you!), these victories are […]

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New Maine Focus Group Results Show Support for Progressive Ideas from the Legislature

January 2020 in , ,

Recently concluded focus groups built on polling conducted last year and reveal Mainers strongly support many of the policies the state legislature has recently passed or considered with residents most supportive of legislation to make prescription drugs more affordable, ones that will hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the opioid crisis, and establishing more protections for […]

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Protecting the Power of the Ballot Initiative: A Guide

January 2020 in , , ,

The SiX Democracy Project is teaming up with the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) to help progressive legislators protect the ballot measure process and champion direct democracy. The resources below highlight why you, as a progressive legislator, should care about this important tool for change and how you can identify and disrupt common tactics conservatives […]

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Action on Health Care Affordability Is a Top Priority for Coloradans

January 2020 in , , , ,

New poll reveals strong support for a public option plan and prescription drug affordability board VOTERS SUPPORT HEALTH CARE REFORMS AND TAX SAVINGS FOR WORKING FAMILIES A recent poll conducted by Strategies 360 for the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows that voters strongly support progressive solutions to make health care more affordable and put more […]

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For Second Year in a Row, Health Care Tops the List of Issues Floridians Want the State Legislature to Act Upon

January 2020 in , ,

Poll also highlights voters’ concerns about pocketbook economic issues A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Floridians are concerned about health care and other pocketbook economic issues.  Polling demonstrates strong support for progressive policy solutions to these challenges facing Florida families. Voters Support Action on Health Care  Florida voters prioritize action […]

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Our 10 Favorite Moments from State Legislatures this Year

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2019 was a big year in state legislatures. Important battles to strengthen our democracy, improve the lives of working families, advance reproductive freedom, defend civil rights, and protect the environment were won and lost in states across the nation. These battles impact the lives of Americans every day, yet so many of these stories never […]

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Training opportunity! Progressive Governance Training in Portland, Maine on January 11th and 12th, 2020

December 2019 in ,

The Progressive Governance Academy (PGA) will be hosting a two-day governance training for progressive state and local elected officials from the state of Maine on January 11th  and 12th in Portland, Maine. The training will take place tentatively from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, January 11th and will run from 9am to 12pm on Sunday, January […]

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Health care costs, support for working people top concerns in new Michigan poll

December 2019 in , , , ,

Key Findings from Michigan Statewide Polls for the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) reveal strong support for action on health care affordability, economic justice, and election security Voters support health care reforms and progressive economic initiatives A recent poll conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies for SiX shows that economic concerns around the skyrocketing cost of health […]

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Online Focus Group Results: North Carolinians’ Attitudes on Key Progressive Issues Strongly Positive

October 2019 in , , ,

State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and the NC Budget and Tax Center (BTC) recently collaborated on an online focus group to test North Carolina voters’ attitudes on the state’s tax system, thoughts on public assistance programs, voting rights and other issues. This survey asked 150 white swing voters and 150 voters of color to provide their […]

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Repealing Hyde Not Just an Issue for DC

October 2019 in

By: Rep. Sheryl Cole, MPT Delia Garza, Rep. Joyce McCreight, CM Carlina Rivera Representative Sheryl Cole represents Texas District 46. Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza represents District 2 in Southeast Austin.Representative Joyce “Jay” McCreight represents Maine District 51.Council member Carlina Rivera represents the 2nd Council District of New York City Council. The national conversation about reproductive […]

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New Poll Finds Pennsylvanians Want Harrisburg to Advance Progressive Policies

August 2019 in , , , ,

According to a poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and conducted by TargetSmart, Pennsylvania voters support a wide range of policies in the state to raise wages, strengthen our democracy, reform the criminal justice system, and protect the environment. Some highlights include: 62% of voters support raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to fifteen dollars […]

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Mainers Concerned About Economy and Health Care, Support the Recent Actions Taken in the 2019 Legislative Session

August 2019 in , , , ,

A recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Mainers are concerned about pocketbook economic issues, the affordability of health care, and education. Mainers also support recent state legislative actions to address these issues and the direction Maine is going after the 2019 legislative session. Legislators took significant steps in the 2019 session […]

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Widespread Support for Progressive Agenda Among Michigan Voters

June 2019 in , ,

Key Findings from Michigan Statewide Polls for the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) reflect voter support for democratic reforms and progressive solutions to economic issues A recent poll conducted by TargetSmart for SiX revealed that Michigan voters are hungry for concrete improvements in the everyday life of the average person and their family. From safe, modern […]

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Statement from State Legislators on the Abortion Ban Crisis

May 2019 in ,

The statement below was coordinated by the Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council, a first-of-its-kind national network of over 350 pro-choice state legislators from across the country. The RFLC is a project of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX). “The 2019 state attacks on the legal right to abortion are a crisis. As state legislators from around the […]

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THE BIG WINNERS FROM COLORADO’S 2019 SESSION

May 2019 in , , , , ,

By: Kyle Huelsman, SiX Colorado State Director Working Women Will Benefit from the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Senator Jessie Danielson and Representative Janet Buckner have been pushing the legislature to address the gender pay gap since 2016 and finally this year they found a path with SB-85, the Equal Pay for Equal Work […]

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Progressives Fight for Sunrise Agenda in Stormy Legislative Session

May 2019 in , , , ,

By James Chan, Florida State Director Progressive legislators and partners kicked off the 2019 legislative session with a bold Sunrise Agenda focused on the economy, affordable health care, education, the environment and a welcoming Florida.   But during the legislative session, conservatives, who control both chambers, refused to debate the priorities that Floridians identify as […]

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While Federal Gridlock Dominates the News, State Legislators are Fighting for Families

February 2019 in , ,

By Jessie Ulibarri, Executive Director of the State Innovation Exchange While many pundits and politicos have been focused on Washington this week, we at the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) are focused on the progressive legislators who are fast at work in state capitols advancing legislation to improve the lives of working families. That is why […]

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States Are Fighting for Families by Advancing Paid Leave, Building Momentum Toward a National Policy

February 2019 in ,

By Ellen Bravo and Vicki Shabo Ellen Bravo is a co-founder and director of Family Values @ Work, a network of broad coalitions working for—and winning—policies such as paid sick days and family leave insurance. Vicki Shabo is vice president for workplace policies and strategies at the National Partnership for Women & Families. When the Family […]

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Abortion Coverage Is Economic Justice

October 2020 in , ,

This year marks 44 years of anti-abortion politicians propping up the Hyde Amendment, a measure that denies abortion coverage to those who are struggling to make ends meet. The harm falls hardest on people who are already marginalized by our health care system, especially women of color, young people, transgender, and non-binary people. Instead of perpetuating this harm, we need to ensure […]

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VOTING DURING THE PANDEMIC

September 2020 in , ,

COVID-19 has posed incredible barriers to equitable voter participation and election administration. To meet these challenges, states must ensure that voting and registration systems are safe, resilient, and flexible; that election administrators are supported; and that voters understand how to participate and have confidence their votes will count. Lessons from the Pandemic Primaries This year’s […]

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Now Is Not The Time To Give Up

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By Jessie Ulibarri and Neha Patel, SiX Co-Executive Directors  State Legislators, The world is a tough place right now–from the lack of justice for Breonna Taylor to ongoing climate disasters to forced sterilization of immigrant women in detention facilities to the recession to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing to looming constitutional crises to the ongoing […]

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COVID Resources: Reproductive Health Care

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COVID-19 poses specific threats to reproductive health care access and needs; further, some states have taken advantage of the crisis to play politics and restrict abortion care access. But research shows that even in the midst of COVID—and despite disinformation spread by the anti-choice opposition—people continue to oppose restricting access to reproductive freedom.  Always work […]

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COVID Resources: Race, the Virus: Bias, Data, Testing and Impact

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Existing demographic data has revealed the disproportionate health effects of the coronavirus on Black and Brown people, communities of color, and Indigenous people. However, comprehensive racial and ethnic data does not exist in every state nor are there uniform reporting guidelines across the country. In order to better address racial disparities, legislators are pushing for […]

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COVID Resources: Preventing Evictions

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Our nation is in the midst of a housing crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under our nation’s system of racial capitalism, housing serves more as a financial asset or investment than a basic human right. The current system disproportionately harms working-class, Black, Indigenous, and communities of color (BIPOC)—leaving them out of both asset building […]

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COVID Resources: Immigration

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Undocumented Immigrants make up a disproportionate share of frontline workers and are especially concentrated in high-risk industries such as food production, health care, and transportation. However, these same immigrant workers have been excluded from any economic relief included in the CARES Act and are unable to access unemployment insurance. To compound this devastating situation, Trump’s […]

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COVID Resources: Health Care

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In addition to the risks to individuals’ physical health, the COVID-19 pandemic affects every health care system in the United States (medical, public health, insurance) and each of their corresponding workforces. State legislatures have a responsibility and opportunity to ensure that these systems are operating effectively and equitably for the health of all people.  Resources: […]

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COVID Resources: Food Systems and Agriculture

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Covid-19 demonstrated that the corporate food supply chain is one crisis away from failing, which puts communities at risk of being food insecure and could cause barriers for local farmers working to address the food needs of their community. In order to ensure that communities are resilient in their ability to access food during a […]

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COVID Resources: Education

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The Department of Education and the White House are pressuring schools to open in the fall but are providing little to no guidance for doing so safely, threatening to withhold funding for states or districts who do not comply. While the pressure to reopen schools in the fall grows, so does the number of coronavirus […]

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COVID Resources: Rural Communities

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The spread of COVID-19 took longer to reach rural America, however, once it did, it highlighted some basic infrastructure needs that are lacking for rural residents. During COVID-19, rural people have faced many of the same challenges as urban residents, yet have struggled to access adequate information, medical services, food and medicine due to an […]

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Black and Poor Communities Need More Than the ADA

August 2020 in , , ,

On July 26th we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. As a result, employers cannot discriminate against disabled employees and must provide reasonable accommodations such as wheelchair ramps, accessible bathroom stalls, and sign […]

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Become a part of CROP: SiX’s Agriculture Cohort

March 2020 in ,

We wondered: Do SiX legislators want or need program-specific resources to help engage in rural, agricultural or local foods policy? Our staff criss-crossed the country, traveled to your states, spoke with some of you over the phone, connected with your colleagues, reached out to your partners and the verdict is in: SiX legislators not only […]

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SiX Expands Reproductive Rights Team

September 2019 in ,

As abortion restrictions in state legislatures ramp up across the country, the SiX Reproductive Rights team is expanding.  Three new staff members join Kelly Baden, Director of Reproductive Rights, and Sophia Kerby, Deputy Director of Reproductive Rights, and will grow the power of the Reproductive Rights team to provide state lawmakers the support they need […]

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Maine sees big wins in 2019

June 2019 in

The 2019 Maine legislative session adjourned on June 20 with several wins for working people—including on health care, civil rights, incomes, paid leave, reproductive rights, and democracy reform. Medicaid Expansion Conservatives have denied Mainers access to Medicaid expansion for years, even over the wishes of voters. When Governor Mills took office in 2019, she promised […]

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Arizona Progressives Hold Steady and Stem Conservative Overreach

June 2019 in , , ,

Progressive legislators stood strong in the 2019 legislative session and were able to continue to articulate the bold vision outlined in the Sunrise Agenda. Progressive discipline helped produce better policy outcomes on education, the environment and democracy for Arizonans.   In Defense of Democracy While progressives do not control either chamber, they were able to […]

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In Nevada: First Female Majority Legislature Makes Significant Progressive Gains in 2019

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In 2019, Nevada made history by becoming the first female majority legislature in the history of the United States. With this historic majority, the Nevada Legislature made momentous headway into improving our democracy and economy for working people. Through recently passed legislation, thousands of Nevadans will now have improved access to the ballot box and […]

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Television Media Training in Colorado

June 2019 in ,

Media Training Application for Interested Legislators Join the State Innovation Exchange for a media training on Friday, June 28th from 9:00-1:00 at Colorado Education Association. This half day training will provide advice around media interviews and on-camera practice for participants so that they may be more knowledgeable about messaging on policy priorities important for working […]

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How to Support a Fair and Accurate Census

May 2019 in ,

Why Does the 2020 Census Matter? Census data determine the allocation of more than $800 billion in annual federal funding and are often used in state and local policy making, decision making, and research. An inaccurate census in 2020 would jeopardize state funds for over 300 federal programs and compromise crucial supports for marginalized communities. Census data are also […]

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Progressive Victories in the Maryland Legislature

April 2019 in , , , , , ,

During this year’s legislative session, progressive Maryland state lawmakers secured victories on policies to put more money in the pockets of working people, lower the cost of health care, care for our environment, improve access to early and higher education, strengthen our democracy and more. Highlights of legislation passed by the General Assembly include: A […]

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The 2019 #FightingForFamilies Week of Action

March 2019 in

The 2019 #FightingForFamilies Week of Action highlighted the work of progressive state legislators across the country who are fighting to put more money in the pockets of working people. More than 300 legislators from 43 states and 115 national and in state partners participated in the week of action! Highlights include: 30 bill introductions 9 […]

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The Florida Sunrise Agenda

March 2019 in ,

This past Tuesday was the first day of Florida’s 2019 legislative session. Progressive grassroots organizations and legislators unveiled their vision for Florida, the Florida Sunrise Agenda, at The People’s Response immediately following the governor’s State of the State. The Sunrise Agenda is based on five pillars: our healthcare, our economy, our students, our environment, and […]

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What do North Carolina Voters Want?

March 2019 in

Recently polling commissioned by SiX shows that voters want the legislature and the governor to focus on policies that would create an economy that works for everyone, make the investment needed for a first-class education system, and make affordable health care available to more North Carolina residents. Voters believe strongly that polluters, not ratepayers, should […]

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Polling Shows Overwhelming Support for Laws That Help Families Thrive

February 2019 in ,

Recent polls coordinated by SiX in states across the country show that state policies that will help families thrive are overwhelmingly popular. SiX tested support for policies that would ensure equal pay, overtime pay, paid sick leave, paid family leave and childcare funding in North Carolina, Maine, Washington, Arizona, Virginia, Maryland and Colorado. Those opposed? […]

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The Labor Movement is #FightingforFamilies in Every State

February 2019 in ,

By: AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler In her response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams encapsulated the sentiment of our current times when she said, “Under the current administration, hard-working Americans are falling behind, living paycheck to paycheck, most without labor unions to protect them from even worse harm.” […]

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Statement from the Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council on the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 2019 in ,

The Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council is the only national, cross-state cohort of pro-choice state legislators in the country, with 326 members from 46 states. The RFLC is a project of State Innovation Exchange (SiX). The 46th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision Roe v. Wade comes at a critical time in our […]

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