State Lawmakers Announce Plan to Counter Trump Administration in First 100 Days

December 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) joined more than 400 state lawmakers and other political leaders in releasing the Progressive Economic Blueprint for the States – a 100-day vision for state legislative action to spur economic growth and prosperity for middle- and working-class families. The blueprint, which was announced at the end […]

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Pelosi, Warren, Holder, Booker Urge State Legislators and Progressive Leaders to Take Fight to the States

December 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with more than 400 state legislators and progressive leaders gathered together for the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) 2016 National Conference, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on lawmakers to take the fight to the states and […]

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In Wake of Devastating 2016 Election, State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Calls on Progressives to Focus on State-Based Strategy

November 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following the results of the 2016 election, State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Executive Director Nick Rathod released the following statement: “The rise and ultimate success of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy have shocked most of the country. For those of us who have spent our careers in state politics and advocacy, we know that in […]

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State Innovation Exchange Releases 2016 End-of-Session Report

July 2016

DENVER – The State Innovation Exchange (SiX), a national resource and strategy center supporting efforts to advance progressive policies at the state level, released its 2016 End-of-Session Legislative Report, underscoring the stark contrast between progressives and conservatives on key issues being tackled this year in state legislatures across the country.

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In Recognition of Equal Pay Day, State Innovation Exchange Points to Unprecedented Momentum in the States for Closing the Wage Gap

April 2016

DENVER – In acknowledgment of Equal Pay Day, which marks the day this year when a working woman’s pay finally catches up to what men earned last year, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) – a resource and strategy center that supports legislators in advancing progressive policies at the state level – released the following statement from SiX Executive Director Nick Rathod:

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Statement on Vermont Gov. Shumlin Signing Automatic Voter Registration Bill into Law

April 2016

DENVER — Today, Vermont became the fourth state with a secure automatic voter registration process on its books. The new law, which passed Vermont’s three-party legislature with nearly unanimous support, modernizes Vermont’s current voter registration system by automatically registering eligible Vermonters when they apply for or renew their driver’s license or another state-issued ID.

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SiX Lauds Maryland House Passage of Earned Sick Days Bill

April 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The State Innovation Exchange (SiX), a resource and strategy center that supports legislators in advancing progressive policies at the state level, released the following statement today from SiX Executive Director Nick Rathod on the passage of earned sick days legislation by the Maryland House of Delegates:

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State Innovation Exchange Hires Advocacy Expert, Former DNC Speechwriter Jon Monteith as Communications Director

March 2016

DENVER – The State Innovation Exchange (SiX), a resource and strategy center devoted to advancing progressive policies and building progressive power in the states, announced today that it has brought on Jon Monteith, a former Democratic National Committee speechwriter who has led progressive advocacy work at both the state and national level, as its communications director.

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Passage of Automatic Voter Registration in California, Renewable Energy and Equal Pay Laws Round Out a Year of Strong Progressive State Policy Victories

December 2015

DENVER – As we close out 2015, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) has updated our year-end review of the top progressive policies from state legislatures this year. In August, SiX released an earlier version of this review highlighting key economic, environmental, civil rights, and public safety policies that round out the progressive agenda.

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SiX Releases Top 10 Progressive Policies from State Legislatures in 2015

August 2015

SEATTLE – With most state legislative sessions now wrapped up for 2015 and thousands of legislators gathered in Seattle for the annual National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) released its first-ever review of the top progressive policies passed in the states this year. The results may not be what you expect.

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