March 7, 2022

Arkansas   Florida   Georgia   Iowa   Kentucky   Massachusetts   Minnesota   Missouri   New Hampshire  Pennsylvania   Tennessee   Utah   Virginia   Washington   West Virginia National – Firearms Congress Can’t Bring Sanity to Gun Laws. Here’s Who Can. The Daily Beast, 2/4/2022 [L]ocal governments could provide the national blueprint for meaningful gun reform… In January, San Jose’s city council …

December 7, 2021

Although each state has its own legislative schedule and idiosyncrasies, preemption does have its seasons. Four states (Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas) meet only in odd numbered years, and the remainder annually. In addition to a regular session with a planned beginning and end, the governor and/or legislature have …

June 28, 2021

Guns & Ammo (and Democracy) While preemption is not a simple concept, it is nonetheless an existential threat to progress across public health and social justice issues. Together, the hundreds of preemption bills introduced or adopted in 2020 and 2021 pose a grave threat to democracy at the local, state, and national …

March 7, 2021

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Assembly-member Nazarian Moves to Stop Soda Industry’s “Extortion” of CA Lawmakers and Bring New Revenue and Health Equity to CA Cities YubaNet.com, 2/18/2021 California cities and counties want their rights back…because, as the saying goes, they’re not done using them.  In this case, that means repealing preemption to restore the …

January 4, 2021

VIDEO: Webinar, November 18, 2020 Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund & Oregon Community Rights Network Lindsey Schromen Wawrin (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund) Mark Pertschuk (Grassroots Change & the Preemption Watch project) Tim Gibbons (Missouri Rural Crisis Center)