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Americans Want Community Investment, Not Cuts

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

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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

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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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Black and Poor Communities Need More Than the ADA

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

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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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