May 18, 2016

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights: Anatomy of Successful Grassroots Umbrella Group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) and the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation have been leading the charge to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke since 1976. They started out as a small group of concerned citizens who were tired of breathing other people’s …

May 17, 2016

Imagine boarding a plane after a week away from home at meetings in another city. You’re looking forward to getting home to your family and sleeping in your own bed. You settle into your seat and close your eyes, happy to take a long-delayed nap. You sigh and breathe in …

January 11, 2016

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 …

November 11, 2015

Maintaining local authority is essential to both preserving democracy and protecting public health and safety. To that end, we’ve updated our state preemption map to document the growing threat of preemption in six areas:  smokefree laws, e-cigarettes, nutrition, factory farms, paid sick days and guns. Click on any of these six issues, or on your own state, …