May 8, 2017

Wave of State Bills Targets Grassroots Events and Protesters Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a driver of a motor vehicle who negligently causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular traffic on a public road, street, or highway may not be held liable for any damages. – North Dakota …

February 23, 2017

We’ve expanded and updated our Preemption Map! The Grassroots Change Preemption Map now covers two new issues: LGBTQ Discrimination & Residential Fire Sprinklers. Our original six issues have all been updated with new preemption laws from the 2016 legislative sessions. Discrimination: Three states preempt local LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws (A fourth preemptive …

February 8, 2017

Case Study: Lessons from Two Successful Soda Tax Campaigns Local soda taxes are policies that work to promote healthy people and communities, and the national grassroots soda tax movement is growing quickly. When sugar sweetened beverages are taxed at the local level people consume less and the revenue is typically …

January 18, 2017

Grassroots Change Interview: Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax Part 3: Legal Challenges “There is always a risk of industry meddling, but the measure passed decisively, so I do think that the City Council will have a hard time making changes that significantly depart from the will of the voters. That …

December 21, 2016

Grassroots Change Interview: Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax Part 2: Local Politics  This interview series, “Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax,” delves into three related aspects of successful grassroots movement building. This second installment features Angelique Espinoza, the campaign manager for Healthy Boulder Kids, talking about the art and science of navigating local politics. Read the interview here.  …