February 5, 2014

The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Law Center) focuses on providing comprehensive legal expertise to support gun violence prevention and smart gun laws. The organization summarizes federal, state, and local firearms laws; responds to requests from activists, elected officials, and the media; publishes model laws; tracks litigation; and files friend of the court …

January 23, 2014

Despite two mayoral vetoes within three years, advocates for paid sick days in Philadelphia are confident they’ll eventually prevail. They’ve made marked progress during their five years of pushing for this measure: They built a powerful coalition with more than 100 member organizations, and succeeded in granting paid (or “earned”) …

January 17, 2014

The Patriot-News – By Diana Polson State Rep. Seth Grove R-York, and corporate lobbyists want Pennsylvania to pass a law stopping local governments from guaranteeing employees access to paid sick days. Our message for Pennsylvania lawmakers considering Rep. Grove’s bill: Don’t pre-empt progress. It would squash local innovation on paid sick days for good. Read …

November 14, 2013

The threat of preemption across public health continues to grow as proponents become more aggressive and sophisticated. At the state level, industry lobbyists are increasingly promoting preemption in several public health arenas at the same time. In Wisconsin lobbyists representing chain restaurants promoted statewide preemption of both local nutrition policies …

August 15, 2013

American Journal of Public Health – By Mark Pertschuk, Robin Hobart, Marjorie Paloma, Michelle A. Larkin and Edith D. Balbach Home fires account for 85% of fire deaths in the United States, the majority in 1- or 2-family homes lacking fire sprinklers. Since 1978, however, a grassroots movement has successfully …