May 24, 2017 Preemption Watch Newsletter

State Preemption: A Significant and Quiet Threat to Public Health in the United States 
Jennifer L. Pomeranz & Mark A. Pertschuk. American Journal of Public Health. (Peer Reviewed) (2017) View Ahead of Print. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303756.

Jennifer Pomeranz, JD, MPH, Department of Public Health Policy and Management, College of Global Public Health, New York University and Mark Pertschuk, JD of Grassroots Change have published this commentary on current trends and the increasing and serious threat of preemption to progress across public health and social justice issues. The commentary was published online in May and will be published in print and online in AJPH in June.

Attorneys general fight Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ threats
USA Today, 5/17/2017

Attorneys general from five states and the District of Columbia are coordinating against President Trump’s push to punish cities that decline to assist federal immigration enforcers.

The six Democrats, led by Eric Schneiderman of New York, have combined on a legal analysis that contends such “sanctuary cities” can limit their involvement in immigration enforcement efforts without flouting federal law.

Attorneys general from California, the District of Columbia, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington state signed on to the report, which was released Wednesday.

Working Lunch Podcast: Paid Leave Preemption Battles
Convenience Store News, 5/12/2017

On this week’s Working Lunch podcast, the Align crew tackles big businesses’ request for federal paid leave preemption. Wendy’s, General Mills, Marriott International and almost 400 companies asked Congress to establish a threshold for paid leave. The team at Align evaluates this move, as well as preemption battles in Missouri and other states.

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