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October 18, 2017 Preemption Watch Newsletter

Join Grassroots Change at APHA in Atlanta!

Michael Bare, Program Manager with Grassroots Change’s Preemption Watch project, will be attending the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition (APHA) in Atlanta from November 4 – 8. On Tuesday, November 7, Michael will present during the Health Law poster session: “Countering Preemption: A Significant Threat to Public Health” from 2:30-3:30. Michael will also be attending caucus meetings and sessions relevant to current trends in federal and state preemption, and meeting with partners and other colleagues.

Email Michael if you want to connect at APHA!

National

How conservative states and liberal cities vie for control
The Economist, 10/9/2017

AT FIRST glance, they seem unrelated: a fracking ban in Denton, Texas; a minimum-wage increase in St Louis, Missouri; and an anti-discrimination ordinance in Charlotte, North Carolina. Yet each was passed in a city then later overturned by a… state legislature. Legal observers see a trend in the rollbacks. Grassroots Change, a nonprofit organisation, counts 140 state bills introduced this year specifically to block municipal laws. 

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