• Preemption Messaging Toolkit: Updated Research for Advocates

    In December 2014, we posted “New Messaging Toolkit Helps Advocates Counter Preemption,” introducing the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF)’s research to help advocates counter state preemption by providing effective messaging for the public, media, and policymakers. RFF just released an updated toolkit, developed from brand-new research, entitled “Protecting Local Control: A …

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  • January 28 Webinar: Preemption in 2016 and Beyond

    Public health agencies, community partners and activists working at the local and state levels play a critical role in advancing public health. Cities and states act as testing grounds for innovative and progressive policies—like New York City’s smokefree law, Berkeley’s soda tax or Seattle’s paid sick days ordinance—that protect health …

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  • Immigration and Health Care: A Public Health Perspective

    By Lena Bilik One of the most underserved populations in the United States is the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants. Undocumented immigrants face not only the threat of deportation, but may also experience language and cultural barriers and difficulty securing work and housing. Their legal status makes undocumented immigrants one …

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  • Case Study: Seattle’s Paid Sick Days Campaign

    In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to adopt paid sick days legislation for 43 million workers. Across the country, cities are leading the movement for paid sick days. In 2011, Seattle became one of the first cities to pass a strong paid sick …

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