On Tuesday, February 15th, the Progressive States Network hosted a
conference call on progressive policy solutions and messaging resources
aimed at providing job security and boosting local economies as part of
our 2011 Blueprint for Economic Security.
On Monday, February 14th, Progressive States Network and the Working Group of State Legislators for Health Reform co-hosted a national conference call for legislators and advocates about enacting strong state health exchanges.
On Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at 4pm ET, Progressive States Network hosted a national conference call for legislators and advocates from around the country on messaging and framing around several key policies that can Rebuild Prosperity, including transparency, progressive revenue generation, and economic development.
On Wednesday, January 19th at 3pm ET, Progressive States Network hosted a
national conference call for legislators and advocates from around the
country about fighting back against misguided efforts to enact voter
On December 16, 2010, Progressive States Network hosted a webinar on utilizing accountability as a tool for economic growth and recovery. We were pleased to hold this webinar with Good Jobs First, which recently released three new tools concerning economic development transparency. We were also privileged to be joined by Maine State Representative Diane Russell and Deirdre Cummings, Legislative Director at MASSPIRG, who discussed specific campaigns and legislative successes.
Dealing with the aftermath of the recession and continued revenue shortfalls, states cannot afford to hand out enormous subsidies or award lavish contracts with nothing to show in return. To make sure that taxpayer dollars are being used in the best public interest, states must implement stronger accountability measures.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) sponsored a webinar to discuss positive state and local policies and legislation that effectively integrate immigrant workers and residents. The webinar was co-sponsored by ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, the National Immigration Law Center, and Progressive States Network, and took place on December 15, 2010.
On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, a bipartisan group of over 75 lawmakers from 27 states announced that they will be filing a "friend of the court" brief defending the constitutionality of the new health care law, in response to the constitutional challenge being led by 20 right-wing state Attorneys General in federal court in Florida. Speaking on a telephone press conference announcing the filing of the brief, lawmakers who signed on to the brief stressed their differences with the right-wing Attorneys General trying to repeal the law, their belief that the law is constitutional, and their continuing work to implement the law effectively at the state level.
On Tuesday, September 21nd, 2010 at 1pm ET, Progressive States Network hosted a national conference call for legislators and advocates from around the country about effective messaging on public services and the crucial role state governments play in communities and the day to day lives of citizens.
Progressive States Network and the Working Group of State Legislators for Health Reform hosted a webinar to outline effective messaging strategies for health care reform on Friday September 10, 2010 from 1pm-2pm ET.
On Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 12 noon ET, Progressive States Network held a telephonic press briefing with state legislative leaders on health care from around the nation to highlight the failure of right wing efforts to nullify health care law, as well as the growing opposition to the repeal of health care law in the states.