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State Legislators from 32 States Voice Support for Welcoming Syrian Refugees Denver, CO: Today, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) released a letter calling for an end to the divisive rhetoric around Syrian refugees and a return to our deepest held values of helping those most in need. More
More State Losses for Democrats Reveal Need for Greater Investment in State Infrastructure Losses in Kentucky and Virginia further underscore the structural deficit progressives have at the state level and a need for long-term investments More
SiX Releases Top 10 Progressive Policies from State Legislatures in 2015 As Thousands of Legislators Gather in Seattle, SiX Session Review Demonstrates Key Progressive Victories Despite State Map Favoring Conservatives More

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