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, …

October 20, 2015

On October 14, Grassroots Change hosted a Twitter chat to capture and share lessons and strategies from the successful national movement for paid sick days. The chat featured three key leaders from the movement: Ellen Bravo of Family Values @ Work, Melissa Josephs of Women Employed, and Vicki Shabo of …